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Cookery courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Want to learn to produce tasty dishes and meals to delight your family and friends? Cooking is a skill and can be a pleasure in your everyday life. Learn from experienced cooks and chefs and you'll never open your cupboards with trepidation again!

Enjoy two days of expert, hands-on, bread-making tuition on an all-inclusive weekend's stay at The Artisan Bakery School. The School is in a 300-year old cottage in the village of Sparkwell. It lies within easy reach of both Dartmoor and the stunning South Devon coast, making it also an ideal location for non-baking partners (who only pay £165). This is a great opportunity to develop your artisan bread-making skills, or try your hand at pizza,...
Next course on 11th October 2017
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents. Our Bread workshops are always very productive - Gillian will explain over our morning coffee the importance of the various ingredients, dried yeast versus fresh,...
Breadmaking course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Join us for a day of breadmaking and learn how to make loaves to be proud of! You will try out a range of dough making techniques using different flours and learn how to shape your dough into loaves, rolls and Mediterranean breads. One of your loaves will be baked in the wood-fired bread oven in the farm’s Bailiff’s Cottage. You will leave with the bread you...
Sourdough bread is becoming increasingly popular, for the very good reason that it tastes as amazing as it looks, and it hugely beneficial effects on your digestive system. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't even have to taste 'sour'. It is a natural, wild yeast leaven that can be used to create a huge range of tastes. The Artisan Sourdough & Rye Day is a hands-on workshop devoted to learning how to: * Manage consistently...
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents. Artisan Cheese making at Home with Rachael Shreeve from 'Aries Dairies' 9.30-2.30pm ish each day During this Greystoke course you will learn about the basics...
Next course on 14th October 2017
Have fun learning traditional bread making, bake a White Bloomer, and local speciality Kentish Huffkins and a Wholemeal loaf. Master all the basics of bread making, with lots of hands on experience. Monique will lead the courses. She has been baking bread for many years for family, friends, her self catering cottage guests and a local hotel. This embedded her passion for food and baking, particularly local regional food. Our newly renovated kitchen has a...
Bring your own cake. These courses are designed for the people who just rough up their icing and rush off to the supermarket to buy plastic models for sticking on. I will show you how to apply marzipan and sugarpaste then teach you how to make simple yet stunning decorations. Your friends and family will be amazed. If you need to buy one of my rich fruit cakes with lashings of Brandy please let me...
DELECTABLE PASTRIES, HAND-CRAFTED BY YOU! Viennoiserie means 'things from Vienna' - in this case, delicious things created from a laminated (layered) or non-laminated yeasted dough, and supposedly invented by the Viennese (although the French did their fair share!). By the end of the day, you will be able to make your own mouth-watering croissants, pain au chocolat, frangipane butterflies and a selection of Danish pastries. You will also learn how to make a feather-light, buttery...
Next course on 11th October 2017
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents. Scrumptious Scone Making Day with Gillian Harris: Seduce your guests with the homely warmth of fresh country baking! 10am to 2.30pm. This is a lovely...
Next course on 27th January 2018
Bread Making - Beginners Tutor: Ursula Ferrigno Beginner’s Bread-making with our new tutor, Ursula Ferrigno. She will be running an intensive one-day course for beginners and to help people to improve their bread-making skills. The course will combine demonstration and hands–on baking with an understanding of what is going on in bread-making. Students will be making three different breads to take home, plus two starter doughs. COURSE CONTENT Introduction to the world of flours, and...