Seasonal cooking: “The Autumn menu” was the theme of our first cookery class this term held on the 6th October 2019. Thanks to everyone for making it a great success!

We had a fantastic time during the cooking session, sharing ideas of how to use pumpkins and where to buy the best figs. Of course, we enjoyed sharing the three-course menu we prepared together, and everyone left with exciting recipes to try at home.


These are two of the recipes we made, the Marinated mushrooms can be served as a starter, but they also work well served with the pork.

Marinated mushroom with rosemary and feta served with crusty bread

Serves 6

  • 400 g closed cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 150 g feta, crumbled
  • A bunch of parsley, chopped

Mix all the ingredients together, place in a bowl and allow to marinade for at least 10 minutes. When ready to serve, place the mushrooms on a large, flat serving dish and crumble the feta over, drizzle with extra olive oil and parsley.

Caramelised pork fillets with sweet & sour sauce

Serves 6

  • 2 x 450g pork fillets
  • 50 g sugar
  • Salt & pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Season the pork with salt & pepper, then coat in the sugar.
Heat a frying pan and brown the pork evenly on all sides.
The pork will only take a few minutes to have a rich golden colour.

Place the pork in a preheated oven to 180 c and cook for 8-15 minutes depending on how you like your meat done. Remove the pork from the oven and frying pan and allow to rest before slicing.

For the sauce

  • 2 tbs sherry wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 150 ml chicken stock or water
  • A knob of unsalted butter
  • A dash of Worcestershire sauce

Add the vinegar to the pan and bring to the boil, reduce slightly add the rest of the ingredients and cook for a few minutes, strain if necessary. Serve with the sliced pork.

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