Historic Baking Experience Day
Calling all budding cooks, foodies and history enthusiasts!
Location: Leagrave Cottage
Length of workshop: 11.00 am-3.30 pm
Minimum age: 16 (12-15 year olds can take part as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult)
Number of participants: 5
Why not try your hand at some historic baking in the beautiful surroundings of our rescued historic buildings?
Led by our experienced Tudor re-enactor, who has taught cookery for many years, this half-day course gives you the opportunity to enjoy baking historic bread and decorated jam tarts in our original 18th century wood-fired bread oven. You will get hands-on with ingredients, use traditional techniques and discover what huzzy or mawkin is used for. If there’s time, we may also include the making and decorating of a small medieval ‘soteltie’ from ‘marchpane’ (marzipan). With a small group of participants, you’ll be assured of individual attention and a great experience, and you will be welcome to spend the rest of the day enjoying the Museum.
Included in your experience
- Tuition from our friendly and experienced Tudor re-enactor
- All equipment and ingredients
- Tea and coffee
- Participants can take home everything that they have made on the day
£35 per person or £60 for two, when booked together.
Current 2017 experience day availability:
Saturday 22nd April: 1 place available
Saturday 27th May: 1 place available
Saturday 17th June: SOLD OUT
Saturday 15th July: SOLD OUT
Saturday 16th September: 5 places available
Please purchase your experience day voucher through our online shop and email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your experience date. Weekday dates are available for groups: please contact us for more information.
We can also arrange corporate historic baking workshops.
We regret that this course is not really suitable for wheelchair users owing to the nature of our historic buildings, but we will do our best to help with any individual needs that you may have, so please drop us a line in advance to discuss your requirements. Kneading bread, however, is a physical activity, and requires a fair degree of wrist, arm and upper body strength.