German Christmas Baking Class

Date: 16/12/2022
Time: 12pm – 4:30pm
Price: £60
Number of places: 4

This is a very special German Christmas Baking class! Join me to learn how to make some classic festive bakes, and create new Christmas traditions you can enjoy year after year. You’ll get some great ideas for Christmas gifts – I’ve always found home-baked treats make the best Christmas presents, since you’ve put time and love into something that can be shared and enjoyed together, without breaking the bank.

I became interested in German festive baking a couple of years ago, when I found a gingerbread mould in a carboot sale while on holiday in Germany. The mould depicted a jester riding a rooster, it was so amusing and bazaar that I knew I had to give it a go. Since then, I’ve discovered a treasure trove of delicious festive recipes that are a staple at my Christmas table and I hope that after this class they will be for you too!

On the menu for this class is:

  • Lebkuchen Hearts – These classic festive German biscuits are a type of gingerbread often coated in chocolate or icing and decorated with fruits and nuts. Make with a combination of wheat and rye flour, sweetened with honey and flavoured with my homemade Lebkuchen spice mix. Probably not something you’ve baked before, but well worth the effort. They have a chewy, indulgent texture unlike anything else. These biscuits can keep for up to a month, so you can make a big batch to gift and enjoy over the holidays… however, they’ve never lasted more than a couple of days in our house.
  • Stollen, with homemade marzipan – Another classic Christmas treat. Stollen is an enriched dough with nuts, spices, dried fruit, candied peel and coated in powdered sugar. To go in our Stollen we will be making homemade marzipan, which I guarantee is miles better than the shop-bought stuff.
    I love to make Stollen at Christmas, because they can last up to 2 months and their flavour improves with time. I usually make a large batch a few weeks before Christmas and gift them to friends and family, even sending them in the post.
  • Vanillekipferl – sweet little crescent-shaped biscuits, flavoured with vanilla and dusted with icing sugar.

During this class we’ll be enjoying festive cheer, a few Christmas treats I’ve made ahead of time, and a little tipple.

You’ll go home with a stollen, a handful of Lebkuchen biscuits and some gingerbread. This class is equally suited to beginners or experienced foodies.

If this class gets booked up, I will add another class on Sunday 17th December.  Please inquire at

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