- Mini Christmas Cakes
- Tear & Share bread with camembert
- Soft Amaretti Biscuits
- Savoury Choux with stilton & mulled wine cream cheese filling – delicious as canapes
- Making an enriched bread dough & shaping
- Making & decorating christmas cakes
- Making amaretti biscuits
- Making choux pastry
(Please note that some of the images on this web page are from the 2018 Christmas Baking course, the recipes on the 2019 course will be as listed above).
This day long baking class is designed to give you total confidence in using all of these techniques. The aim is that you can go home and repeat the recipes for family and friends time and again.
Your chef tutor
We are proud to have 2013 Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Beca Lyne-Pirkis teaching this Christmas baking class. Beca is a talented baker and pastry chef who regularly demos at Borough Market and on Welsh TV. She is passionate about what she does, extremely approachable and creates a fun and friendly atmosphere. Beca embraces the art form that is baking and is well known for her creative twists on flavours and the imaginative use of everyday ingredients.
About your day
Our baking courses take place on the Catton Hall Estate. On the picturesqueDerbyshire and Staffordshire border, we are only minutes from the A38. We also have plenty of free parking.
You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and all the equipment and ingredients.
Your day includes a delicious light lunch served with wine or soft drinks. Please bring three large containers so you can take home your delicious creations.
Our day courses run from 10.15am to 4pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 10am.
Book your place
Treat yourself this Christmas and come and join us for our one-day Christmas baking class.