We were very pleased to be featured in Hertfordshire Life ( August 2018) as part of an article about good businesses that have been awarded grants from The Hertfordshire Community Fund (HCF) and also in their Gourmet Life section .
We were fortunate to secure the services of professional photographer Penny Bird https://www.pennybird.co.uk/ who came to one of our Larder Louts cooking lessons to take photos for us to use in our publicity. The gentlemen attending were delighted at the prospect of being our new poster boys and we were very pleased with the results. Some of the photos can be found on our website .... see what you think!
We have just finished our latest series of cookery classes for older people. We had 12 gentleman join us for the 3 classes in Cornelia's Coffee Shop in St NIcholas' Church, Harpenden. Over the 3 weeks we made Chicken, Bacon and Tomato Cobbler, Victoria Sandwich Cake, Fish Pie, Apple Brown Betty, Quiche Lorraine and a Lemon Cheesecake. The course was very lively and everyone was very proud of what they achieved. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the most frequent comment was that they wished they could come every week! The recipe for our traditional, delicious and seasonal pudding Apple Brown Betty can be found below.
INGREDIENTS Between 300 and 350g (12 - 14 oz) dessert apples 1 -2 tablespoon sugar ( according to taste and the sweetness of the apples) 2 tablespoons raisins or sultanas 1 tablespoon water 75g (3oz) bread (about 2 slices) 25g (1 oz) Butter (2 tablespoons) ½ teaspoon cinnamon, mixed spice, or ginger (optional) 2 tablespoons demerara sugar