A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to attend the launch of the first lactose-free cookery course at L’atelier Des Chefs. As I am lactose intolerant, I was looking forward to making and trying a selection of lactose-free recipes, including curries, cupcakes and pastry.
Lactofree, the UK’s only lactose free dairy range, is launching a series of lactose-free cooking classes in partnership with cookery school L’atelier Des Chefs which will run from 6th September to the 9th November. The courses are set to give those who are lactose intolerant, or those cooking for friends and family who are avoiding lactose, some inspiration to make delicious food, just without the lactose.
During the event, I tried traditional pasties which were very tasty. I have also learnt to make Pan fried Scallops with Beurre Blanc, made with Lactofree butter, which was divine! Pan fried Scallops with Beurre Blanc was my favourite dish of the evening.
The Smoked Salmon blinis with chives were very tasty. I had fun trying to make round blinis and decorating it with flower-shaped salmon slices and Lactofree soft cheese.
The Chicken Pasanda with Ground Almonds was full of flavour and creamy. The dish was made with Lactofree cream, and served with rice.
The Cherry Cheesecake and Peach Melba Cupcakes were absolutely delicious! I made both, but my favourite has to be Peach Melba Cupcakes decorated with Lactofree butter icing, slices of peaches and raspberry, and a sprinkle of icing sugar.
I loved the idea that Lactofree and L’atelier Des Chefs created dishes that are delicious, but without lactose. In all honesty, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between those lactose-free dishes and standard version if both were presented to me at the same time.
The classes, which will feature Lactofree’s range of lactose-free dairy products, will cover several themes, including French cuisine, pastry, curries and baking. To sign up for one of the new lactose-free courses, visit the L’atelier des Chefs website. If you just want to discover more about the Lactofree range, head to www.lactofree.co.uk.
I was under no obligation to write this post, just wanted to share my experience. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.