Jaggery (Brown Sugar)


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Jaggery (Brown Sugar) is a pure, wholesome, unrefined sugar used in cooking to replace conventional sugar to give a natural sweetness to the dish.  It has wonderful rich fudge like flavour somewhere between molasses and caramel and can be used to replace cane sugar in all baking, cooking and culinary uses.

It is made from sugar cane – with the juice extracted and then boiled to eliminate the live enzymes.  It is then laid into cooling vats where it is dried and then sold in blocks.  It contains the natural goodness of vitamins and minerals inherently present in sugarcane as it is unprocessed unlike sugar which contains sulphur dioxide, lime, phosphoric acid, formic acid, and bleaching agents. It has been used in Indian cooking for centuries and is a staple in many traditional dishes. Its unique flavour adds depth and complexity to dishes, making it a sought-after ingredient among chefs and home cooks alike. It is often used in desserts like jaggery rice pudding or jaggery syrup poured over pancakes or waffles.

Aside from its delicious taste, it also boasts numerous health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals such as iron, potassium, and magnesium. Some studies suggest that jaggery may have anti-inflammatory properties and can aid in digestion.

In addition to its culinary uses, it is also used in traditional medicine in many countries. It is believed to boost immunity, improve respiratory health, and even balance hormonal levels.

By incorporating jaggery into your cooking, you can not only enjoy its delightful flavour but also reap its potential health benefits. So why not add the sweetness of jaggery to your kitchen and embark on a flavourful journey through Indian cuisine? Experience the magic of jaggery in our vibrant Indian cookery class and unlock the secrets of this natural and wholesome sweetener.

Our Jaggery (Brown Sugar) is sourced from India.

Unlock the secrets of Indian cuisine and explore the sweetness of Jaggery (Brown Sugar) in our vibrant Indian cookery class experience !

Sold in a foil lined pouch to keep the fresher for longer -Net weight- 150g

Faqs (16)

Can I bring a spectator with me?

I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?

You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices.

I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?

We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of booking. Please email us cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being.

I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?

All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance.

I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me?

In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like.

I’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend?

Our Indian, Thai, and Nutritional classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a gluten free diet. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?

Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

Is lunch provided in this class?

Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?

Yes, you will need to bring some Tupperware/plastic containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Is there parking available on site?

Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?

Anyone from the age of 13+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?

Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers.

Will I eat the food I make?

There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

Will I have food left over to take home with me?

Yes! On most of our classes, you will be able to take a selection of the delicious food you have made home with you. This does not apply to the half day Indian class.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?

Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do?

Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you.

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