Last month I was kindly asked to join other bloggers at L’Atelier des chefs to take part in a ginger bread house bake-off run by Currys PC World. On arrival we was greeted by Kim, and a table full of cheese and crackers. After getting settled in the chef was going through what we was going to do and give us a little intro of the NEFF unique slide and hide oven. The idea behind the Neff oven is to make it easier to access and check food as the oven doors slide away under the oven cavity.
After the intro we was put into groups. I was in a group with some friends, Charli B and Tanya. There was trays of dough that had been premade and given stencils to cut and place on the dough to form an outline of the ginger bread house. There was also cookie cutters to make ginger bread men and other characters. Whilst we was getting the ginger bread house ready the other team mates where preparing and making canapes.
Finally the ginger bread was baked and time to assemble the pieces together and decorate. We had made two lots of icing in neon pink (was meant to be red) and neon green to make it look Christmassy or so I thought. The ginger bread house was finally decorated and looked, well, lets just say unique you wouldn’t find one quite like ours but we cheered with delight, But due to the weather forecast a massive tornado come and the roof collapsed followed by the walls buckling under the weight.
But to makes things better the canapes turned out surprisingly well. They were vegetarian canapés with pesto and fresh tomatoes. Even though our house collapsed we still managed to come 2nd due to our team spirit and having fun.
L’Atelier des chefs also have a range of cooking classes starting as low as £15. they have classes for 30 minutes to 3 hours long with lots of mouth watering dishes to choose from that you would like to try making .