Seeing as we had an afternoon free, Daisy Moo, Chocolate Queen and myself booked ourselves in for a cooking lesson at Fratelli Fresh. These are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, by the friendly staff from Café Sopra. Electrolux provides all cooking appliances.
The menu is simple, with a focus for fresh, in season ingredients and Italian cooking. Our lovely hosts Donna and Liz took us through a simple salad and dessert.
Whilst giving us a demo, Liz encouraged us to try the white anchovies – even those who normally don’t like them. They’re quite different to the regular salty versions, being fairly soft, meaty and vinegary.Assembled salad
We then moved onto the dessert – Rhubarb and Raspberry Trifle
We made ours in provided plastic containers
Trifle mixture topped with sweet rhubarb
The rhubarb had been pre-baked for us with cinnamon, cloves and star anise and juice. It was sweet and spicy, but just a touch too hard for me, I may have left it in the oven for a tad longer lol.
In terms of skill, the level of cooking is quite basic, but the recipes are fresh and delicious. We did a quick shop after the lesson (I’m that’s what they hope for lol) and brought home some bananas, mini mandarins and my favourite – the Fratelli Fresh Olive Focaccia:)
7 Danks Street
Waterloo, NSW, 2017
Phone: (02) 9699 3161 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month between 9am and midday to make a booking for cooking classes