Pies, Pies and Tarts

Pies, Pies and Tarts

Duration: 1 Day

Join us for a celebration of delicious handmade pies. We all love pies and crafting pies with homemade pastry and mouth-watering fillings is a skill worth learning. The Chef  will teach you the secrets of making perfect pastry including hot water crust, puff and sweet short crust pastry. 

This course is suitable for beginners and improvers and anyone with a passion for pies. During this hand’s on course you will learn to create the following homemade pies: 

  • Home Made Bread including Pizza
  • Sausage and Chestnut Filo Log with Cumberland Sauce.
  • Real Cornish Pasty.
  • Roasted Vegetable Puff Pastry Tart.
  • Savoury Choux Buns with a Cheese and creamed Leek fillings.
  • Traditional raised Pork Pie.
  • Sharp Lemon Sweet Pastry Tart.


The day begins at 9.30am and we invite you to join us with a welcome tea or coffee in the cookery school’s dining room from 9.00am, where you will have a chance to meet your fellow delegates and chef. Your chef will talk you through the class menu and how the day will run before you are assigned a workspace in our fully equipped kitchen, overlooking the beautiful estate at Braxted Park.

The step-by-step tuition is fun and easy to follow and the cookery school team will be available to assist you throughout the day.

At the end of a full day of cooking, everyone’s efforts will be rewarded with a glass of wine and a sit-down meal that has been cooked during the day, where hints and tips can be shared with the group while enjoying the food that you have prepared.

Please note that the dishes listed may vary due to the availability of fresh produce as a result of seasonal changes.

Please note Children over the age of 8 years old are welcome to attend and participate in any of our classes at the full cost of a place but MUST be accompanied by 1 paying adult.

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Typical Day

A day at The Cookery School at Braxted Park is designed to be informative and fun.

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