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Baking Greats

Midweek from £205 per person

Baking has never been more popular with bakers now becoming celebrities and household names. But how do they do it and what is the secret behind the perfect bake? Our Baking Greats class takes you from pastry and pudding to and back again with flourless chocolate cake, sweet pâte sucreé pastry filled with frangipane and topped with pear, a tasty tea loaf and combining two English classics to make a toffee apple steamed pudding.

In every good bakers repertoire there should be at least one savoury bake and sticking true to that we have a rather lovely pithivier recipe for you to make. With all of our recipes we will give you ideas for variations so that you can use whatever seasonal fruit and vegetables are available when you bake them again at home.

Chef Tutor – Rob Cottam

Due to the nature of the recipes used in this class we are unable to accommodate guests with an allergy or intolerance to gluten or nuts. Please contact our reservations team for details of classes which will be suitable or can be adapted for guests with these dietary requirements.

  • Hot chocolate pudding with praline cream
  • Pear and frangipane tart
  • Date and orange loaf cake
  • Toffee apple steam puddings with thick vanilla custard
  • New Forest Lyburn cheese, mushroom and leek puff pithivier

Dishes may be subject to slight change to reflect the seasonal produce available.

Arrive – 9.30am for refreshments, meet and greet with Rob and a run through of the day.

In the middle of the day we will break for lunch around the chef’s demonstration area. With many of the classes you will be tucking into the food you have cooked and for some we will provide dishes from The Kitchen restaurant, all accompanied with a glass of wine. During the day we will show you around our kitchen garden and pop into our beautiful greenhouse, introducing you to our gardeners if they are tending to the beds at the time.

Finish – 3.30-4.00pm, take home your creations and The Kitchen apron leaving the washing up for our cookery school team!

Midweek course £205 per person
Weekend course £225 per person