Overview of the course

What could be better to get you in the Christmas spirit than a day creating delicious festive delights under the guidance of an expert baker. This one day Christmas baking course will teach you some brilliant bakes to enjoy with your family and friends with over the festive period and the skills learnt can be replicated in your home kitchen throughout the seasons with different seasonal ingredients.


Techniques learnt on this course will be:

By the end of the course, you will have mastered the following key techniques:

  • Bread making using enriched dough
  • Making & shaping dough into multiple rolls
  • Making sable pastry, a versatile and decadent pastry for different occasions
  •  A quick & easy family recipe, perfect for baking with young children at Christmas (demonstration)
  • Learning to make and bake a moist and perfectly cooked torte with a chocolate ganache glaze

This day long course is designed to give you total confidence in applying all of these techniques, so that you will have no trouble repeating the recipes when you get home.


Beca Lyne Pirkis : the expert chef who will take you through the course


We are proud to have 2013 Great British Bake Off semi- finalist Beca Lyne-Pirkis teaching this course. Beca is a talented baker and pastry chef who regularly demo’s at Borough Market and on Welsh TV.  She is passionate about what she does, extremely apporachable and creates a fun and exciting 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.  With the skills you learn from this course, you could be on your way to entering the Great British Bake Off for yourself. Anything is possible!


Dishes made on the day:

Throughout the day, you will learn to cook all of these delicious recipes, taking your finished bakes home with you to enjoy with friends and family.

  • Cinnamon buns with icing
  • Stilton, fig and walnut sable biscuits
  • Rudolf cookies (demonstration)
  • Indulgent chocolate amaretti torte

*Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, if required to meet the dietary requirements or allergy concerns of our guests.

Book your place on the course today!

Treat yourself this Christmas and come and join us for our one-day Christmas baking course.


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