The charity Coeliac UK estimates that around 1% of the UK population is affected by coeliac disease.
If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, or coeliac disease, then it’s likely that you will need to completely review your cooking habits.
Gluten features in many different foods, including several that you would not expect. Learning how to prepare gluten-free dishes is a positive way of adjusting to your new lifestyle. There are many great gluten-free dishes and by tackling the allergy head on you will feel more in control.
Several cookery schools now offer gluten-free cooking courses but in our view the following are well worth considering.
The Cookery School, Glasgow
The Cookery School is based in Glasgow’s city centre and is one of the city’s best kept secrets. It is well known for its wide variety of cooking courses – from classes for the promising chef, whisky and wine tasting and cupcake courses to hen parties and corporate events.
All courses are very practical, with everything provided, including recipes, equipment, ingredients, and an apron.
During the one-day ‘Gluten-Free Baking & Bread’ cookery course guests will learn how to prepare chocolate muffins, a herb loaf, fruit scones, cupcakes, Victoria sponge and butter icing. The day will include a mixture of chef demonstrations and practical hands-on learning.
Lunch with wine is included and guests will have the opportunity to take their best work home with them. Bookings are currently being taken for the next course which begins on 17th November.
Gluten-Free Cooking For Kids, Oxfordshire
Gluten-Free Cooking For Kids have launched a new gluten-free bakery course at the Miele Centre in Abingdon. The one-day course will focus on preparing guest for the Christmas period and is a great opportunity to learn some fantastic new skills.
The course will be delivered using a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on learning. It will be packed with lots of hints and tips. Guests will learn how to prepare many gluten-free Christmas classics, including mince pies, canapés, turkey stuffing, biscuits galore and sticky and moist cakes.
All necessary ingredients and materials are provided. Guests will also receive refreshments, including lunch, and recipes of the dishes they have learnt.
The course is suitable for both novices and more experienced chefs. Bookings are currently being taken for the next course which begins on 24th November.