The class was fun and relaxed. I felt all abilities were welcomed. I enjoyed the whole process of baking my Victoria Sponge Cake and making the strawberry jam. I hadn't made jam in years, so this class has definitely given me the confidence to make some more. I'll definitely return for another class
Pork Pie Making
A well-made pork pie is a British classic loved by many, so we designed this class to teach students all the skills needed to make delicious, additive-free pies, using hot water pastry and quality pork.
The techniques taught in this class are a little tricky especially to complete novices, but the tutor will demonstrate the pastry making and hand raising processes, before helping students with their individual pies. Participants will leave with all the knowledge needed to practice and perfect their skills in their own time and produce more of their own delicious pies at home. Each student will leave with four freshly baked pork pies to share with friends and family.
The class will also include making a tangy chutney in groups, that is the perfect with freshly baked pies, any picnic goodies and with cheeses and cold meats too. This will be a group activity and great chance to practice some knife skills!
All course bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation policy. Please ensure that you are able to attend the date you book, as transfers and refunds will not be offered, but you are most welcome to send someone in your place. This policy is to enable us to run our courses viably and therefore maintain our high quality standards – to explain, if a student cancels and transfers to a new date and we can’t resell their cancelled place then it means we lose out on making that place available e.g. that’s one student taking two spaces but only paying for one – it just doesn’t add up!
On the rare occasion that we must cancel / reschedule a course students will be offered an alternative date or a full refund without question.
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Due to the nature of our courses and the ingredients we regularly use allergens are present in our baking studio – visit our Downloads page to view or print our advice about main allergens course by course.
Hot water pastry / hand raising / savoury pork filling / chutney
£100 per person
Who does this class suit:
Confident beginners +. This is a hands-on class not recommended for under 14s, however should you wish to bring a younger guest, please contact us to discuss. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult attending the course
Full Day - 10am - 3.30pm approximately. There will be a short break for lunch during this course; we recommend students bring along a light packed lunch. Please note that finish times depend on the size and speed of the group overall, so occasionally may finish a little earlier or later than advertised
Students take home all they’ve made on the day and all packaging is supplied; students may wish to bring along a cool bag if desired. Fees also include an apron to use during the lesson; recipe sheets; complimentary refreshments and a chance to taste some freshly baked produce. Lunch is not included, so we recommend students bring a packed lunch. There are also options to purchase lunch close by
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What our clients say about this course
What a gem of a find. Sarah is charming, knowledgeable and kind (and her mum is lovely too). Class was well structured and instructions were clear. The teaching kitchen is well equipped and provides a great atmosphere. I highly recommend this beautiful setting for classes and I undoubtedly will be back soon.
I have just had the best time making pork pies. It was such a giggle. A huge thank you... My pies are fab, I never thought I could make a pork pie. If anyone is thinking on taking one of Sarah's many courses do it! I'm planning on booking another and taking my sister along. Thank you again and I'll be seeing you soon