- Mini Christmas Cakes iced with marzipan, icing & a simple decoration
- Tear & Share bread – shaped as a Christmas tree or with a camembert in the centre
- Amaretti Biscuits
- Savoury Choux with stilton & mulled wine cream cheese filling – delicious as canapés
- Making & decorating christmas cakes
- Making amaretti biscuits
- Making choux pastry
- Making an enriched bread dough & shaping
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 delighted to have 2013 Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Beca Lyne-Pirkis teaching this Christmas baking class. Beca is a talented baker 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 festive 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.