Ice cold days, as we have just have this past weekend, are ideal times for staying in a worm kitchen and baking delicious cakes. This week gave you a delicious chocolate cake, as well as some great tips on baking. Our cookbook of the week, Biscuits, has a mouth watering selection of biscuits for every occasion.
Our cooking classes for the next two weeks also offer a host of hearty dishes from quick and easy meals, to classic dishes from the Asian and South African Portuguese table. Please don’t forget to book early as our classes fill up very quickly – of July a program is up and open for bookings.
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If you have any food-related questions, or a dish that you just can’t get right or even a certain recipe that you are looking for, but just can’t seem to find, then contact us and we will do our best to answer it as soon as possible. Click Here for more information. Hope to hear from you soon.
Wickedfood Cooking School news
The Cooking class programmes for June and July are up on the internet. Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 giving everyone hands-on experience and keeping the cooking class small enough for maximum learning. These cooking classes are conducted by our senior instructors who have extensive experience in the food industry and share a variety of additional cooking tips throughout the cooking class.
- Sunday 17 June at 4pm – Easy classic pasta dishes and sauces (R420pp). In this pasta cooking class we teach you the basics of making pasta, and some delicious accompanying sauces, including spaghetti carbonara, spaghetti with tuna sauce, fresh tomato sauce, Bolognaise sauce and the perfect lasagne.
- Monday 18 June at 6pm – Asian dishes with a Chinese flavour (R430pp). A fun Chinese cooking class, perfect for entertaining, with most dishes prepared in advance including wonton soup with noodles, chilli prawns, master stock chicken, Mu shu pork and ginger pudding.
- Monday 25 June at 6pm – 30 minute meals (R410pp). Trying to juggle work and home commitments can be tough in this day and age, and the statement of ‘who has time to cook these days’ is on the increase. In this ‘30 Minute meals’ cooking class we show participants how to produce quick and easy 30-minute meals that are delicious and well balanced. Dishes include vegetarian Stir-fry, Red chicken curry, Pepper steak, Sun-dried tomato pesto, Fish with almonds, and Pizza
- Sunday 01 July at 4pm – Classic Portuguese dishes (R430pp). Portuguese cooking class encapsulating 7 tasty dishes from South African Portuguese table including pickled tuna, chickpea soup, grilled chicken and molotov pudding
Cookbook of the week
From savoury biscuits to serve with cheese, to sweet biscuits to accompany tea, our cookbook of the week offers of superb reference to a selection of treats that will keep you busy four hours in the kitchen. …. Click here to read more.
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Food quote of the week
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” – Doug Larson
Recipe of the week:
This cake uses chocolate four ways – ganache (chocolate cream frosting), chocolate cake layers, shavings, and cocoa, a deliciously decadent cake to enjoy around the fire with a cup of coffee and friends on a cold Sunday afternoon. …. Click Here for all our recipes.
Tip of the week:
Baking is a science and once you understand the basics can be tremendously rewarding. We give a few tips that should increase your confidence in the kitchen when baking …. Click here to read more
Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built Johannesburg cooking studio. Cookery classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – teambuilding cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference. Our cooking lessons are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and team building cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.