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Cookery School

Lesley Wild’s Easter Simnel Cake Recipe

20 March 2018

Chocolate may get the lion's share of the attention at Easter, but there are a few other classics that we think are just as delicious.

Take Simnel Cake, for example - a rich, fruity classic that's a marzipan lover's dream. And in this recipe from Lesley Wild, founder of Bettys Cookery School, we'll even teach you how to make your own marzipan from scratch.

The food of love: our Chocolate Crème Brûlée recipe

22 January 2018


The crack of caramel... the rich decadence of chocolate... the velvety slide of spoon through custard... our Cookery School's sumptuous Chocolate Crème Brûlée recipe is a dish that could melt a thousand hearts. And because we love you, here's the recipe.

Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe by Bettys Cookery School

20 December 2017

This is just one of the delicious recipes we teach at Bettys Cookery School. Have a go at home – we think you and your guests will love this moist and zesty cake.

Experience the Magic

9 November 2017

With six Café Tea Rooms serving seasonal specialities, a bookable afternoon tea experience in York and Harrogate, and an award-winning Cookery School, there are a stocking-full of ways Bettys can bring enchanted to your Christmas.

​Slingsby Gin and Pink Grapefruit Cakes

9 August 2017

These wickedly naughty little loaf cakes are truly made in Yorkshire. They combine the expert baking knowledge of Lisa Bennison, one of our most experienced Cookery School tutors and a Yorkshire lass through and through, with the irresistible flavours of Harrogate’s very own Slingsby Gin. What’s the saying? One for the cake, one for me…