Sunday, 22 March 2009

Learning to cook with Betty

Sunday March 22nd 2009

Today I (Paul) am going to spend the day at Bettys cookery school in Harrogate learning to cook sauces. Pat gave me a one day cooking course to commemorate my departure from HRC and I chose to learn how to cook sauces because I thought it would be more challenging than pastry, pies, Italian cookery or any of the other courses on offer.

So 9 am on a Sunday morning sees me arriving at Bettys with a coolbox ready to

Bettys Exterior

cook sauces – and 15 others had the same idea.

The classroom consists of a demonstration

Bettys Demo Bench

bench, individual workstations and an

Bettys Classroom

adjacent eating area.

During the day, I made:

Chicken Stock
White Wine Sauce
Tartare Sauce
Hollandaise Sauce
Beurre Blanc
Espagnole Sauce
Toffee Sauce
Raspberry Coulis

plus various variations using some of the above. I also learnt how to chop onions, make poached eggs and also Eggs Benedict (which

Bettys 008

we ate for lunch). Samples of everything were brought home for later tasting.

A good day and great fun – thank-you Pat.

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