Duke of Edinburgh Bronze

Learning a new skill: The Basics of Cooking 6 session course

This focuses on giving young people the skills and confidence to prepare delicious and nutritious home cooked food. Using fresh and seasonal ingredients gives an understanding of the value of cooking for yourself and others. Each session we will focus on one or two different basic or classic recipes, preparing them from scratch and using a variety of cooking methods and kitchen equipment. To continue learning at home each week an additional recipe will also be discussed and given as a challenge to cook at home. This could be deciding to use the basic recipe to create a different dish or a new recipe the participant would like to try. Each cooked recipe will be assessed and will require completed assessment sheets and photographs before it can be signed off.

The cost for this course is £195 per student and covers the Skills Section for Bronze Level. It includes 6 cooking sessions with 2 week breaks in between to allow for homework to be completed and continued learning and commitment at home. Session time is 6pm-7.30pmand dates this term are:

Tuesday 9th May & 16th May
Tuesday 6th June & 13th June
Tuesday 4th July & 11th July

Session 1
Basic Tomato Sauce: Meatballs
Basic Salad: Green Salad & French Dressing

Session 2
Vietnamese Pork & Cashew Fried Rice

Session 3
Basic White Sauce: Macaroni Cheese with bacon and leeks

Session 4
Baking the Classics: Scones & Brownies & Muffins

Session 5
Basic Bread: Focaccia
Basic Soup: Vegetable

Session 6
Speedy Biryani with Cucumber Raita & Naan Bread