Bite-size Christmas baking: Mince pies, Florentines & Truffles

  Sunday 12 Dec 2021

  1:00 pm  - 5:00 pm

mince pies baking in the ovenSteal the hearts of friends and family with these adorable  mini-mince pies, Florentines and pretty little truffles. They’re perfect bite-sized treats for your Christmas gathering – or will look beautiful boxed up for very special handmade gifts.

In this class, you will make three classic Christmas bakes to enjoy yourself and share with friends and family:

  • Traditional mince pies
  • Classic, chocolate-coated Florentine biscuits
  • Hand-rolled chocolate truffles decoratively rolled in coconut, nuts or cocoa

A delightful and indulgent trio that’s sure to impress! You’ll be able to enjoy a treat or two at the end of this class – and still have plenty left to take home.

What previous participants on our baking classes said: “I learned so much. I’m so impressed with what I made.” and “Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, great event.”

About your teacher: Martha Schlee-Bamford currently works as a baking teacher for the charity Bramber Bakehouse. Her heritage (American and Austrian) greatly inspires her bakes, as well as her training in patisserie and sourdough. Find out more about the cooks who teach in the Community Kitchen.

Dietary information: The menu for this class contains eggs and gluten. For any allergies or dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss before booking.

Tickets for this event include:

  • professional cookery tuition
  • all ingredients and equipment
  • hot drinks throughout the session and a welcome glass of fizz
  • your baked goods, boxed to takeaway
  • all recipes from the class.

Any profits raised from this class support our community cookery activities – where everyone can experience the benefits of cooking and eating together, regardless of finance, confidence or ability. Find out more about how we invest in people, our local community and our wider environment.

Booking instructions

Covid-19 / safety information

This class takes place after 19th July when social distancing rules and other covid-related regulations are removed. If new restrictions are announced, we will adapt our procedures according to the latest government guidelines and any updates will be sent by email and listed on our website. Our Kitchen space continues to be kept to a very high standard of cleaning and hygiene regardless.

Ticket pricing

Tickets for this event are £59.99 per person, or £109.98 (in total) when booking two tickets at once, click ‘enter promotional code’ and use BRINGAFRIEND to access this.

We have a limited number of tickets available at a concession rate of £39.99 for those who are in receipt of a means-tested benefit, under-18s (must be accompanied by an adult), as well as full-time students. If available, these options will appear in the drop-down when purchasing your ticket.

Please note that only one gift voucher or discount code can be used per purchase, click ‘enter promo code’ to submit these details. If you need assistance please contact us.

Group bookings:

You are welcome to book multiple tickets to any of our cookery or baking classes. Did you know we also offer private events? We love hosting fun food events from birthdays to team building, Christmas parties, hen do’s and family gatherings. If you have 8 or more people interested to attend, contact us to discuss the options. More info on group activities.

Refund policy:

We are unable to provide refunds except if there is a mistake with the booking and we are notified within 48 hours after booking. In the event of any change in government covid guidelines, we will reschedule classes if necessary and bookings will be valid for the new date or can be transferred to another event.

If you are unable to attend your class for any reason, we encourage you to transfer your booking to a friend who can attend in your place. Please provide us with the new attendee’s details before the class starts by emailing Thank you for your understanding and support.

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The Community Kitchen
Queens Road

Bite-size Christmas baking: Mince pies, Florentines & Truffles

The Community Kitchen, Queens Road, Brighton, UK

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