Baking and Cookery Workshops

Green Cottages Kitchen

Baking and Cookery Workshops

Here at Green Cottages Kitchen we are passionate about food and baking. We passionately believe that home grown and local food is best. Real food for real people. We have 2 self catering cottages overlooking the village green that can be booked (subject to availability) with our workshops.

We live on the beautiful North Kent Downs with far reaching views across the Swale and ancient woodland just an hour's train ride from central London.

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All the workshops take place in our own newly renovated spacious kitchen overlooking our lovely English Country garden. The kitchen has the latest oven technology; traditional ovens with combination steam ovens, this give us scope to make a diverse range of baked products.
traditional English country loaf
 
learning to make bread
Monique will lead the courses. She has been baking bread for many years for family, friends, cottage guests and a local hotel. Monique spent many former years working in commercial kitchens around the world from traditional English country pubs, restaurants and hotels, to an authentic Japanese restaurant, an Australian roadhouse and even a traditional souvlaki restaurant in Greece.

This embedded her passion for food and baking, particularly local regional food. She worked in finance in the City of London for 16 years and also spent time living and working in Germany sampling their fabulous breads but after her son was born gave up commuting life and picked up on her passion for baking and cooking.
Our newly renovated kitchen has a large granite central island where all the baking action takes place. We provide all the ingredients and equipment - you just need to turn up and be prepared to bake! We have sampled other courses and brought together all our favourites with some great tips, techniques and recipes to enable you to try them at home.

Numbers are strictly limited to 6 to make sure everyone gets to see and participate in the baking fun.

We provide refreshments and a light lunch during our workshops.
learn to bake at home

Private Events/Corporate Events

We can tailor workshops to suit your needs; if you have a group of you who would like to bake/cook on a specific date then please call Monique to discuss on +44 (0)7973 443527 or email info@green-cottages.com
 
COURSES
Bread making workshop

Bread making workshop

Have fun learning to make bread; sourdough, a traditional English country loaf and a fabulous Italian pane Pugliese. Learn the basic techniques with starter doughs and yeast. We provide all the materials; you get to take home your introduction kit, sourdough starter and apron with all the baked goodies made on the day. All you knead to know to make bread!

Traditional English bread workshop

Bring back some old recipes and learn to bake them at home. The classic Bloomer, the Country Loaf, the Split Tin and my favourites the Kentish Huffkin and Cornish Saffron Cake. Whilst we happily devour French and Italian breads we should keep alive our own traditional loaves and love making them at home. The Kentish Huffkin has almost died out but we are on a mission to bring it back. Come join us bake these English classics!
Traditional English bread workshop
Sourdough and Rye workshop

Sourdough and Rye workshop

This workshop brings together the classic sourdough and rye bread tradition. Using selection of different flours and moulds create some authentic breads rarely available in the shops. We look at the different types of moulds and styles of loaf.

We are members of the Real Bread Campaign