14 Dec 2010

Jamie Oliver's Recipease, Clapham Junction


On a very, very cold day a couple of weeks ago I went to Recipease, Jamie's food and kitchen shop for a Delicious Cocktail and Perfect Pud class.

Recipease not only looks fabulous from the outside but is a cook and foodies paradise inside. You can have an eat-in or take-out breakfast, buy a delicious latte, freshly prepared meals, books, chocolates and products from the Jamie at Home range.


We were a friendly group mainly made up of females, with a couple of men, (one of whom was my son who treated me to this class) the age range was from thirty, to quite a few people who were around my age! It was a good mix of ages and worked very well.

We were soon put through our paces by Lee, our friendly class tutor, who helped us get a vanilla cheesecake with a raspberry coulis topping and a vanilla cranberry base for our Bellini's, made in just under an hour.


After we had finished our class, we all sat around a table and had a slice of the tutors cheesecake and a glass of Bellini, into which Lee came round and sprinkled over some orange sugar. A few people in the class were celebrating birthdays or other special occasions, which all added to the experience. Whilst we were all indulging, Lee the tutor, packed our tinned cheesecake, raspberry coulis, vanilla cranberry base and a bottle of Prosecco into a rectangle carry away box.

I can recommend a class at Jamie's, no matter what your skill level is, it's just a great way to have some fun!

Maybe next time I will go to the Pasta Master Class - I have a pasta machine that has only come out of the box once - oh well...............!