It has been a while since my last Sunday Bacon Club at the Underground Cookery School, and not long to the next, and it strikes me that I have yet to write about it. Which would be a shame as it was so much fun, is different to any class that I have ever done, more sociable than ever (and my classes are always pretty sociable), with as many drinks as you like, lots of bacon – natch – but not just bacon. I am talking about candied bacon fudge, (my) bacon jam, candied bacon flapjacks, buttermilk and bacon waffles for brunch drenched in maple syrup.
OH YES. You need to know about it. There is only one more in the diary for the foreseeable, so if you are interested, you need to book that too. I have been too busy, ill, then travelling, to advertise it or do anything practical. The first one sold out, and I hope the next one will too.
Sunday Bacon Club is hosted at the Underground Cookery School near Old St in London, so very central. It felt unfair to drag you out of your scratchers* too early, and so Sunday Bacon Club starts at a deeply respectable 11am. When you arrived you are greeted with tea, coffee, biscuits, and (within reason) whatever your heart desires. Hell, you can have beer or wine, if you want (or need) to.
The Underground Cookery School is a lovely large space. I lead the class, and work with their chefs who support me throughout, and wonderful they were too. Super warm and hospitable, they ensured that no fudge was scorched, no glass was without being topped up, and they kept on top of the wash up too. All ensuring that all anyone at Sunday Bacon Club had to do was cook, chat, eat, drink and be merry. And it meant that I had lots of time to be hands on too.
We spent the first 3 hours cooking, and I was busy so I took no photographs at the class itself, I will rectify this next time! Then it was time to focus our attention on waffles (buttermilk and bacon waffles for the next Sunday Bacon Club, a recipe from my next book, not published yet), American style pancakes and even more bacon. Some greens too, and plenty of (the very best) eggs, for balance. Seated around a large central table, everyone ate their fill, and chatted and laughed. It was a fantastic day, and I wish I could do Sunday Bacon Club more often.
There are still places for the next Sunday Bacon Club at the Underground Cookery School on Sunday April 6th. I hope you can make it, it is a lot of fun, and very delicious.
Book your place for Sunday Bacon Club on Sunday 6th April on Paypal by clicking this link :)
Reviews of previous classes:
Comfort & Spice Class Review from AT Culture / Diary of a Food Perve
*scratchers is Dublin slang for bed, and I love it.