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Bread making

Winter Warmers

9.30AM – 3PM | £150.00 PER PERSON

The backbone of British cuisine in the colder months, toe warming stews and casseroles bring friends and family together tucking in to these one pot wonders. Find out how to build flavour, master ‘cloud fluffy’ dumplings and pickles to accompany your rich stews.

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Getting Ready for Christmas

10am - 2pm

We all know that often Christmas can become rather a whirlwind of last minute preparations.  So, get in the Christmas spirit with us as we prepare in good time for the big day.  Everything you make on the day is designed to go home with you and be stored in the fridge or freezer ready for Christmas Day; making cooking and serving Christmas day lunch so much easier.

Getting ready for Christmas

Festive Gifts and Treats

10.00am - 1.00pm

This session is sure to get you in the Christmas mood. Enjoy a tea or coffee and warm mince pie and other festive treats with us whilst watching a festive masterclass. We will show you some creative and tasty ideas for treats to make and enjoy over the festive season or to create as perfect and unique Christmas gifts.

Treats for Christmas

Game

9.30am – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

Using some of Berkshire’s finest produce we’ll show you how to prepare and cook various types of game, highlighting its versatility and health benefits. Before long you’ll be ‘breaking down’ a haunch of venison, using pheasants in different ways and cooking game birds to perfection.

Game

Stocks, Sauces & Soups

10AM - 3PM | £165 PER PERSON

In the Woodspeen kitchen, we consider the secret to a great sauce, gravy or soup is the stocks.  Stocks form the foundation of all great kitchens and add a depth of flavour to your dishes.  This course teaches you to understand the importance of stock and how a sauce can impact your cooking. Once you have a great stock, fresh soups, sauces and risottos are quick and easy to make.

Wild garlic soup, bacon and olive oil

Best Simple Classic - Beef Wellington

10AM – 12NOON | £85 PER PERSON

Join us to create a classic dish that will soon become a firm favourite. This time it is beef wellington, made from scratch, with homemade puff pastry, perfectly cooked beef fillet and rich velvet red wine sauce.Perfect for a tasty dinner for two, make with us and take home with you to enjoy for dinner.

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Fish & Shellfish

9.30am – 3.30pm | £185 PER PERSON

Know what great fish looks like? We'll show you how to identify quality fish, ensure you know what to buy, when and how you want it. This course will teach you preparation and cooking techniques of flat and round fish, shellfish and molluscs; ensuring maximum eating quality and flavour.

Fish and Shellfish

Chocolate Making

3.30PM - 6PM | £85 PER PERSON

Join us for an afternoon of Easter chocolate making in our cookery school.  We will teach you to temper chocolate, a skill that you can use time and time again, before we teach you and you will make delicious enrobed chocolates filled with miso salt caramel, a Chocolate Easter egg, chocolate truffles and white chocolate and pistachio bon bons.

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Meat prep and Cookery

9.30AM – 3PM | £135 PER PERSON

At The Woodspeen we believe that a good understanding of traditional butchery skills give the cook an advantage for getting the most out of each cut. Just as important as the skill to prep is the skill to cook and we will run through time and temperature to cook your meat perfect every time. From keeping your stews and casseroles tasty with the meat being moist and tender, we’ll be breaking down chicken, duck and lamb, explaining the cuts as we go along and the best cooking methods to use.

Butchery

Sunday Roast and Pudding

10AM – 2.30PM | £135.00 PER PERSON

Sunday lunch is often a gathering of family and friends and sometimes it can also be the only time during the week for a family to sit down together and take time to enjoy a meal.  It can definitely be the highlight of the week, so making it a pleasure to cook and tasty to eat is essential.

Sunday lunch

Curry Night

6PM – 9PM | £95 PER PERSON

Learn robust techniques on Indian and Thai curry making. You will cook a variety of dishes to easily replicate at home. Techniques on marinating and alternative cooking methods will be covered in this course. 

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Steak Night

6PM – 9PM | £95 PER PERSON

Discover the secrets to cooking the perfect steak and chips. We’ll show you how to pick the best cuts and share tips on how to keep your steak tender, juicy and full of flavour. Then it’s over to our Kitchen Table, where you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. 

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Burgers & Bubbles

6PM – 9PM | £95 PER PERSON

A fun evening where you’ll create the ultimate burger, served classically on a brioche bap, with relish, chips, onion rings and a choice of beer or Champagne. 

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Advanced Bread – Sourdough & Sweet Dough

9.00AM – 4.30PM | £195 PER PERSON

When you’ve got the hang of the basics, try this more advanced course. 

We’ll talk about different flour types and give you some practical tips on how to make sourdough, ferments, and different shaped breads.

Advanced Bread - sourdough and sweet dough

Introduction to Bread & Enriched Dough

9.30am – 1.30pm | £135 PER PERSON

Learn the basics with us, and before you know it, you’ll be whipping up classic and modern breads, from traditional soda bread to shortbread. Or if you’ve already mastered those, you might like to try our Advanced bread, sourdoughs and sweet dough course.

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Puddings

9.30am – 2.30PM | £145 PER PERSON

Traditional cakes and desserts are at the heart of good home cooking. Here at The Woodspeen Cookery School we will show you how to produce restaurant standard desserts just as easy as the classics, while our tips on creative presentation will give you that finishing edge, our hands-on day will give you the opportunity to learn many techniques whilst making several desserts

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Weekend Kitchen

10AM – 2PM | £135 PER PERSON

This course will inspire you to get in your kitchen at the weekends, giving you the skills and tips to make your own bread, as well as seasonal dishes to wow your friends and family.

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A Taste of Italy

10AM - 3PM | £145 PER PERSON

Italian food is the ultimate in social food, and what could be better than gathering a group of friends or family around the table for homemade Italian specialties. Join us for a day where we will teach you to prepare this Italian feast.

Pasta making

Seasonal Cooking

9.30am – 3.30pm | £185 PER PERSON

This course changes with the seasons. We teach you three amazing seasonal dishes you can prepare in advance with fail-safe tips which are sure to delight - so when entertaining, you can spend more time with your guests and less time stressing in the kitchen. Your guests will marvel at the ambitious dishes you've created for them, and won't believe you don't have a professional chef in your kitchen.

Summer Seasonal Cooking

Woodspeen Classics

9.30AM – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

Love our restaurant? Learn how to recreate our most popular starter, main course and dessert of the season at home, in your own kitchen.

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Valentines Dinner for Two

10am – 2pm | £190 PER PERSON

Leave the pots and pans with us, all you need to do is get the wine and flowers. 

With us at the cookery school you will prepare and part-cook (ready to finish at home) a romantic three course meal for you and your Valentine, including bread and petit fours. Making the Valentine’s evening relaxed and enjoyable for you both.

Menu for the evening

lobster risotto, crushed lemon peas, caviar

Sirloin of beef, mushroom and onions, truffle raviolo, red wine jus

Dark Chocolate tart, salt caramel sauce, balsamic strawberries, honeycomb

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Valentine's Chocolate and Truffles

6PM - 8.30pm £95 PER PERSON

Taste and make a selection of Valentines chocolates and truffles, which will then be made and can be given as a beautiful gift for someone special.

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Mother's Day Bouquet Cupcakes

10am – 12.30pm | £70 PER PERSON

A super-fun class baking and decorating to produce a stunning (and delicious) cupcake bouquet, perfectly timed for Mother’s Day. 

This is an intensive course to introduce you to multiple techniques, which will really provide you with endless tips and tricks for perfect cupcakes. We’ll provide all of the ingredients and equipment required, and take you step by step through producing your own show-stopping ‘bouquet’. We will keep up your energy levels with tea, coffee and cakes throughout the session and you’ll take home your fabulous, gift wrapped arrangement of cupcakes at the end.

Mother's Day Bouquets

Afternoon Tea and Baking with Your Mum

3pm to 5.30pm £95

Get your Mums weekend started of in style by joining us at The Woodspeen Cookery school where we will make some sweet treats with a glass of wine, to join our sweet treats and complete our Afternoon Tea we will have some finger sandwiches from the kitchen, we will also Demonstrate how to make home made butter to go with your sconces 

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Easter Bakes and Cakes

10AM - 1PM | £85 PER PERSON (TEENS £60)

Join us for a morning of Easter baking and cake making in our cookery school this Easter weekend.  We will teach you to bake all sorts of Easter treats, perfect to be enjoyed by all the family over Easter or to give to friends and family as a unique Easter gift.

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