I was invited by LivingSocial recently to join them for a bloggers brunch at the Devilled Egg – I had heard of the Devilled Egg before, knowing that they offered cooking lessons, but didn’t really think I’d be helping to make my own meal!
I was running late for a change (Ah, First Bus Bristol, you never fail to let me down) so by the time I got there, red and out of breath, everyone was waiting for me. Argh!
It was a surprisingly small group, of two other bloggers and their plus ones, my plus one (lovely Bonny), two people from LivingSocial and Barbora, the owner of the Devilled Egg.
We made quite a few things that had I seen the menu beforehand, I’d say those things were way too difficult to make, but Barbora made them look crazily easy – like in the photo above, where she’s kneading a batch of bread.
Here’s Bonny making choux pastry – you melt butter and water together, then drop flour and salt in and whisk together as fast as possible until its a smooth dough! Instead of small buns as you’d expect for profiteroles, they were made into huge buns, then filled with scrambled egg, yum!
The buns made from the bread (above) were to be used as bases for eggs Benedict – here’s Jeremy from LivingSocial making the Hollandaise sauce.
We also made soft boiled Scotch eggs in chorizo – these ended up being HUGE, like, the size of a shot put! I ended up taking mine home, after carting it all around town while shopping with Bonny. It was so yum when I eventually ate it though!
After a few hours in the kitchen, we went into the dining room to eat our creations and more – the scrambled eggs in choux buns, and salmon on blinis were one of my favourite items (who am I kidding, I loved it all)Â – more and more food just kept coming and coming!
The bloggers brunch was to show some of the deals that LivingSocial do – while Groupon and KGB Deals seem to provide quite strange deals (especially at the moment – offering “personal massagers”?!), LivingSocial has few offers on for longer, which are a lot more interesting to me. I wouldn’t have thought about going on this course before, because I am not exactly a brave person in new crowds (which is why I didn’t push myself forward to cook some of the items), but I’d recommend it to any of you guys and would probably go (with a friend!) to another course.
Thank you LivingSocial and the Devilled Egg for such a lovely afternoon!