Cookery book club, Oxford

Last Sunday I was lucky to share recipes from What to Bake & How to Bake It with the good folk of Oxford. One of my food heroines, Sophie Grigson, runs a brilliant pop-up cookery school that moves around the city. We were based at The Story Museum, running a Cookbook Club session from 6-8.30pm.

Spoon the cheese over the brownie batter in the pan, then spread it into thin layer using the back of the spoon or a spatula. Spoon the reserved brownie batter over the cheesecake topping. Drag a skewer or the tip of a knife through the cheesecake layer to create feathery swirls.

They mastered the swirl

During the class we made Fudgy Cheesecake Brownies and Pistachio Cupcakes, including a tutorial on how to pipe and swirl frosting like a pro, plus loads of tips from me. We also got to grips with wonderful Linzer Cookies, and Lemon Glazed Ginger Bundt… all in the cafe area. It was relaxed, creative and a lovely way to round off the weekend.

Jane Hornby Day 2 Linzer Cookies Final487-2

Make these for your loved one. Or yourself. I would.









So if you’re in the city of dreaming spires and fancy learning something new in food then why not check out the rest of the courses offered by Sophie and her lovely gang. Fingers crossed they’ll have me back soon…


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