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Catering, Cookery and Hospitality

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Discover how to create traditional, fresh and vibrant Mexican street food. Suitable for all abilities.

This course will explore how to make: Ajo de mojo flavoured sweet potato chips Empanadas Frijoles de la olla Churros with a chocolate sauce

We will start with making our empanada mix (this can be a meat or a vegetarian filling). Empanadas are small spicy Mexican pastries. Whilst the mix is cooling we will make the quick and easy pastry. As this is resting the frijoles can start simmering (Mexican beans), until they are thick and infused with the herbs, a fresh tangy crumbly cheese is sprinkled on top.

Ajo do mojo is a tangy chili sauce that will baste our sweet potato wedges, to make them spicy and caramelized in the oven.

The empanadas will be baking and so we can start on making our churros batter, a thick batter, that will be fried and coated in a cinnamon sugar.

*PLEASE NOTE- The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled students are notified approximately one week before the start date.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


There are no specific skills required for this course.


This course does not lead to a formal qualification.


Progress on this course will be assessed through lecturer feedback, observation and presentation.

Home Study

This is a one day course, therefore no homework will be set.

Work Placement

Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.


Students can progress to any number of cooking courses run by Newbury College. The tutor will be able to advise the best course of progression for the individual.

Fees and Additional Costs

The price below includes an additional £5 materials fee, which covers the cost of materials used during the session. Students will be required to purchase some of their own ingredients.

Additional Information

Students will need to bring the following to the first class: an apron, container to take food home in, ingredients needed for the session, which will be sent out to students closer to the time of the course.

97160 192001 Saturday 06/06/2020 06/06/2020 10:00 - 16:00 £68.00
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