Christmas Baking Workshops *SOLD OUT

Christmas Baking Workshop


The smell of home-baked bread is always tempting, but stir in a bit of Christmas spice and it’s an indulgent treat to be devoured. Join guest chef Andy Tyrrell for a day of bread making with a Christmas twist. You will learn how to bake festive treats such as orange and cranberry brioche, traditional Stollen and a festive focaccia with a veg twist, as well as essential bread making techniques.

Throughout the day, you will bake all of these delicious recipes:

Orange and Cranberry Brioche with a rich and tender crumb
Stollen – a delicious, traditional fruit bread made with brandy soaked raisins and homemade marzipan
Christmas focaccia with a Riverford veg twist – perfect for the Boxing Day spread
Sourdough crackers – delicious with cheese and a glass of wine

Andy will also demonstrate how to bake sourdough flatbreads which you will then enjoy as part of your lunch cooked by The Riverford Field Kitchen chefs.

You will also learn:
The essential bread making techniques including enriching, kneading, proving and shaping
How to shape bread into ‘free form’ loaves and shape bread for cooking in tins
How to use a pre ferment to enrich the flavour of your breads
How to make homemade marzipan.

This workshop is sure to fill you with Christmas spirit and you will go away with hands full of festive, handmade treats!

When: Monday 22nd and Monday 29th November
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Price: £110 per person

About your host
Andy Tyrell has a life-long passion for baking, and a particular passion for bread and sourdough. Andy cut his teeth working in a patisserie, before climbing the ranks and becoming head chef at River Cottage HQ. More recently, Andy is head chef at the eponymous Lyme Bay Cafe & Bar.

Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, to meet the dietary requirements of our guests.  The workshop is set to finish at 4pm but sometimes it can run on so please be aware of this if booking public transport.

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