Cupcakes Galore – hands-on baking courses – 11am-3pm Cake is important at Harrop Fold Farm. We eat a lot of it, and as we’ve found it’s an especially good way to start the day, a big plate of cakes and a pot of tea is how all our cookery courses kick off. Spend a day, stirring, baking and creating the most beautiful Cupcakes imaginable, lunch is included and you take home a lovely confectioners box of a dozen exquisite cupcakes to enjoy at home.
Cake Pops Couture – hands-on baking day – 11am– 3.00pm
Could Cake Pops be the next Cupcakes? Well we think so…On a Cake Pop’s Couture course at Leah’s Pantry you will learn how to perfect these tasty little morsels that perch on the end of lolly sticks and simply cry out to be adored and devoured. After baking a whole variety of different flavoured cakes Leah will guide you through a whole array of decorations and ideas to adorn your cake pops. At the end of the day you will leave with your own bunch of bespoke Cake Pops ready to surprise your fiends and family back home. This hands-on day is inclusive of a light two-course lunch and recipe file.
Cornucopia of Canapes – hands-on & demo – 11am– 3.00pm
Learn how to be the ultimate dinner party goddess by having the skills to impress your guests the second they arrive. Leah will present each guest with a recipe file of the day’s recipes. The morning session concentrates on a selection of hands-on savoury canapes followed by a demonstration of other quick yet impressive canapes for you to replicate at home. Lunch will begin with canapes followed by a light bowl of soup. The afternoon will conclude with a short sweet canape session, ideal to finish a canape party or to simply put out with coffee after dinner.
Cookery Demo and Dine 7.30pm-11.00pm
There’s a celebratory feel as you arrive at Leah’s converted barn kitchen for the start of a Demo and Dine evening. Champagne flutes sparkle in the candlelight, there’s music playing and gorgeous little canapés provide explosively intense taste sensations, as guests mingle and chat about their day.
Bubbly poured and everyone seated at their elegantly decorated place settings in front of the Aga, Leah will embark on a course-by-course demonstration of how to cook the freshest and best of the Peak District’s ingredients for dinner.
You’ll be given a menu for the night accompanied by the relevant recipes that you can follow at home, and of course there’s lots of eating to be done as well as watching and learning. As each dish is cooked, it’s served, scoffed and then it’s on to the next; recipes which might flummox the tentative cook at home are demystified and simplified, with Leah offering chef’s tips and sneaky shortcuts for successful attempts at tricky dishes.
Four courses later, the evening ends with coffee, at which point, full to bursting, you’ll take home with you your recipe file and, if you’re staying at Harrop Fold, amble the 50-yards across the courtyard).
Cookery Demo & Lunch 11am– 3.00pm
Cake is important at Harrop Fold Farm. We eat a lot of it, and as we’ve found it’s an especially good way to start the day, a big plate of cakes and a pot of tea is how all our cookery courses kick off. After a short introduction to the day’s recipes, you’ll spend the morning watching Leah prepare a feast of seasonal local ingredients, all the while chatting through the techniques used so you can easily replicate each dish once you get home.
Relaxed, your taste buds tingling, Leah will serve the dishes you’ve just seen prepared, accompanied by wine or fresh juices.
The day ends around 3.00pm, when, hopefully feeling replete, pampered and utterly relaxed, you’ll head home taking with you a file of the recipes you have just enjoyed offering an abundance of new ideas to try out in your own kitchen.
Prices & Booking
Cupcakes Galore, Cake Pops, Cornucopia of Canapes £65 per person.
Demo & Dine/Lunch £60 per person