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Saturday

11:00 - 11:45

Cultured Vegan Cheese

Sharon Gardner

All vegan cheese is not made equal. Learn the secrets of making divine, cultured, artisan cheese with Sharon Gardner, teacher at Made In Hackney, London’s vegan community cookery school. Whether being made from nuts, oats, lentils or seeds – cultured vegan cheese is made using a process of fermentation. Learn how to do this at home and get inspiration for shaping, flavouring and more.

Sharon Gardner

12:00 - 12:45

Raw Desserts

Melissa Saint Hill

Join the brilliant Melissa Saint Hill for an introduction in making decadent, nutrient packed raw desserts. She’ll show you the principles of making bases, layers and toppings to ‘bake’ the raw food way to create sumptuous cakes, tarts and bars. If you’re looking to give your sweet treats a healthier twist, this is a demo for you.

Melissa Saint Hill

1:00 - 1:45

Plant Mylks

Sharon Gardner

Learn to make your own plant mylks at home with top Made In Hackney community cookery teacher Sharon Gardner. She’ll teach you about the ratios of nut, seed or grain to water; how to subtly sweeten and flavour and how to use a nut mylk bag. Most importantly for anyone that has already ventured into making their own oat mylk, she’ll show us how to stop it from going gloopy.

Sharon Gardner

2:00 - 2:45

Artisan Pasta

Mark Breen

Chef Mark Breen will show you how to make your own pasta from scratch at home. He’ll teach you what flours to use, how to work with them and achieve a professional finish. This demo will showcase a home-made tagliatelle, a divine stuffed tortellini and a homemade authentic pesto. Yum.

Mark Breen

3:00 - 3:45

Fermented Drinks

Sharon Gardner

Join Sharon Gardner to learn how to make your own kombucha and rejuvalac at home. The demo will cover looking after your kombucha scoby, how the fermentation process works and how to achieve different flavours of ‘booch. She’ll also cover how to use rejuvalac in bread and cheese starters.

Sharon Gardner

4:00 - 4:45

Vegan Baking

Melissa Saint Hill

Melissa is a vegan baking queen, as her Instagram account @the_bare_scientist will attest. A master at creating stunning cakes, bakes, biscuits and loaves – in this demo she’ll teach you the fundamentals of successful vegan baking such as using aqua faba, making flax and chia eggs and talk about how to boost the nutritional profile of your baked goods by using different flours, grains, nuts and seeds.

Melissa Saint Hill

Sunday

11:00 - 11:45

Nut Cheese

Bruna Oliveira

Looking to get started on your nut cheese making journey? This is the demo for you. Made In Hackney’s nut cheese guru Bruna will show you the basics of the culturing process and then how to use cashews to make and season a cream cheese, shape cheeses and use almonds to make a simple but delicious feta.

Bruna Oliveira

12:00 - 12:45

Fermentation

Asa Simonsson

Join Made In Hackney’s Fermentation Queen Asa Simonsson to get to grips with the fundamentals of fermentation. Often a daunting process to get started with, she’ll break down the process so by the time the demo ends you’ll be raring to get home to make your first batch of sauerkraut and kimchi.

Asa Simonsson

1:00 - 1:45

Gourmet Plant-Based Presentation

Anton Petrov

When it comes to making creative, exciting and exquisitely presented plant-based food, Anton Petrov is your chef. In this demo he’ll show you his tips and tricks for plating and presenting dishes at home so they look as beautiful as in the finest plant-based restaurants.

Anton Petrov

2:00 - 2:45

Cooking With Aqua Faba

Bruna Oliveira

At Made In Hackney we love cooking with aqua faba. So should you! A posh name for chickpea juice it works like an egg in baking, plant-based omelettes and can even be whipped to make meringues. In this demo Bruna will teach you the fundamentals of using this free, otherwise wasted ingredient.

Bruna Oliveira

3:15 - 4:00

Soya & Nut Free Vegan Cheese

Bruna Oliveira

In the world of vegan cheese nuts and soya dominate. In this exciting demo Made In Hackney teacher Bruna Oliveria will show you how to make cheese from less widely used staples such as seeds, oats and even lentils.

Bruna Oliveira