Having never made gingerbread before, I was pretty excited with the invitation to attend to a special gingerbread making class. I joined fellow blogger pals Dining with a Stud, Corridor Kitchen, Love Swah and Cooking Crusade for an adult version of the Kids Gingerbread Decorating class. Let’s get Christmassy!
On arrival we tried the mince pies which I really enjoyed – a good filling and not too much pastry. I’ve since learnt that in ye olden days these seasonal treats contained meat and although they don’t now, the title stuck. Sounds like a good time for rebranding.. fruit pies anyone?
After our snack it was time to move to the bench and roll out our lumps of ready-made gingerbread. And then came the fun part – making shapes! Between us we had loads of different shapes to play with so we got to throw a few animal shaped cookies into the mix.
When all our trays were full of fun cookie shapes, we went into the bakery to watch them get driven into the mega oven.
While our creations were cooking we got to decorate a few pre-made shapes with lollies and icing coloured with beetroot and spinach. While this was fun and required full concentration, it certainly proved to me that I’m lacking in artistic flair. Thankfully my tummy doesn’t mind.
At the end of the class we got to sample some of the fresh breads with cheese. My favourites are the quinoa and soya loaf and the harvest grain loaf.
This holiday season Brasserie Bread are running a Kids Gingerbread Decorating class and there are still a few session times before Santa comes. You could also book the little ones into a Kids Baking Class. And the grown ups don’t miss out, there’s plenty of classes for them too! Check out the website to learn more about classes and make a booking.
vegeTARAian attended a gingerbread class courtesy of Brasserie Bread.