I am incredibly excited to be heading to the NEC in Birmingham this June with some of the Food at Twelve team where we will be at one of our favourite foodie shows, the BBC Good Food Show!
We will be popping up with a little outdoor kitchen in the Gardener's World Live area, bringing our popular children's classes to the visitors across all four days, from Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th June.
We will be hosting taster children's cookery classes, running for 45 minutes at a time - the perfect length to learn a few quick and handy cooking tips and skills whilst trying your hand at one of our favourite raw food recipes. These sessions are suitable for children 4-16, although 6 and under we ask that parents do stay for the duration....
A recent cookery project left me with just over 6kg of chickpea flour and I hadn't really thought much about how to use it before this week. It's been one of those unspoken ingredients lurking in the storage cupboards, but it's taking up too much space and has to serve some sort of culinary purpose again!
Chickpea flour has quite a strong smell and taste to it, it's incredibly savoury if you haven't cooked with it before. We've used the flour in our Besan Cheela recipes and in the past I've made Socca with it, a delicious flatbread from Nice, but I've never baked with it, turning it into something sweet.
A lot of research this week and browsing on Pinterest inspired me that perhaps this chickpea flour can be put to...
We're back at Q3 Langley this Summer Term teaching the Year 7's how to cook a variety of dishes that we've been inspired by on our cooking journey.
Our first recipe is Refried Beans, a traditional Mexican dish, or Tex-Mex which is a really tasty accompaniment with Nachos or in your Fajitas or Burritos. Black Beans are incredibly nutritious and filling and are also a cheap and easy meal, perfect for Student cooking or family cooking like us. Remember that beans on their own are pretty tasteless, so they need their lovely herbs, spices and sauces to make them lively and shine in the dish.
We serve our beans with our homemade tortillas, crunchy and moreish, once you've had one, you need to keep going back for more!