Ever wondered how your favourite Italian restaurant manages to create that wonderfully creamy risotto texture? Our Resident Chef will demonstrate the skills and techniques involved when making a perfect seasonal risotto, the class will then make their own butternut squash risotto and arancini.

Impress your friends and family by recreating that restaurant experience for them every time!

Techniques you will learn:

  • Vegetable prepping and basic knife skills.
  • Learn to identify the types of rice used specifically for risotto and why cooking this rice is different.
  • How to cook the base (risotto bianco) that you can then adapt for any flavour combination that you like.
  • The secret to cooking the rice for the correct amount of time to achieve the correct creamy risotto al dente texture.
  • Learn how to shape, crumb and cook arancini. A great way of using up any leftover risotto.

Recipes:

Full recipes, including ingredients list and method, are provided for you to take home to add to your repertoire so you can keep on cooking them time and time again.

  • Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto
  • A Seasonal Risotto
  • Arancini

What you can take home:

There is a tasting session after each class where you have the chance to sample the tutor’s version of each dish.

Please note that you do not need to bring any equipment or ingredients with you as this will be provided by the cookery school and is included in the cost. You will however need to bring a couple of sizeable (minimum 1L) food storage containers to take your food home in.

Tea and coffee are provided throughout on all of our classes. Class can be vegetarian, just let us know your dietary requirements when booking.

Book

If you’d like to make an enquiry before making a booking please check our FAQ section, and if the answer to your query isn’t there, email us on info@leedscookeryschool.org.uk and we’ll get back to you within two working days. If you’d like to call us please do so on 0113 323 7700 and if the phone is unmanned please leave a message with your contact number. We’ll aim to get back to you within two working days.

£45.00