Christmas is on its way so roll up your sleeves and be prepared to create an authentic handmade Stollen. The perfect treat for a festive gathering or as a gift for your friends and loved ones.   

Techniques you will learn:

  • Beginning with a sweet bread dough resident chef Wayne Clarke demonstrates how you can create the ultimate Christmas Stollen, a bread studded with fruit and laced with warming aromatic spices and an Almond paste. Also learn a tray bake version that is perfect for sharing. 
  • Wayne is a qualified baker who previously worked at Leeds Bread Coop and Farm Bakery in Harrogate. 


Full recipes including ingredients list and method are provided for you to take home to add to your repertoire so you can keep on cooking them time and time again.

Students make:

  • Basic Bun Dough
  • Stollen Loaf
  • Stollen tray bake

What you can take home:

Please note that you do not need to bring any equipment or ingredients with you as this will be provided by the cookery school and is included in the cost. You will however need to bring a couple of sizeable (minimum 1L) food storage containers to take your food home in.

There is also a tasting session after each class where you have the chance to sample the tutor’s version of each dish.

Other linked courses:

  • This class runs again on Thursday 14th 2.30 – 4.30pm.
  • You may also be interested in Secrets of Sourdough on Saturday 11th November at 1pm and Sweet Morning Breads on Saturday 4th and Friday 24th at 9.30am.


If you’d like to make an enquiry before making a booking please check our FAQ section, and if the answer to your query isn’t there, email us on and we’ll get back to you within two working days. If you’d like to call us please do so on 0113 323 7700 and if the phone is unmanned please leave a message with your contact number. We’ll aim to get back to you within two working days.

This event is fully booked.