Italian Baking Class

Learn to bake traditional tarts and biscuits with an authentic Italian cook at this London baking class.


The Sweet Bit

The Sweet Bit

5.0 (7)

3 hours Class size 1 to 4     label £75

If you like Italian food and culture, you don't want to miss this delicious baking class in London! Learn alongside Italian baking teacher and experienced pastry chef, Valeria and create some wonderful bakes to enjoy.

At your baking and desserts class, your tutor will introduce you to some of the most traditional tarts, cakes and biscuits from the north and south of Italy. You will be welcomed into Valeria's home kitchen in North West London to take part in your class. Get ready for a fun and friendly session with a small group of like-minded people.

During this London baking class, you will learn to make:

  • Torta della nonna (Grandma cake) - a delicious shortcrust pastry pie, filled with vanilla creme patisserie and topped with pine nuts, traditionally from Liguria.
  • Torta Caprese, a gluten-free chocolate almond cake, invented in the early 90s on the isle of Capri.
  • Cantucci, almond biscotti from Tuscany, usually served at the end of the meal and dipped in sweet white wine.

At your Italian baking class, you will learn how to:
  • Make the perfect shortcrust pastry for biscuits and tarts.
  • Prepare vanilla creme patissiére, to use a filling on a variety of occasions.
  • Make traditional almond Biscotti.
  • Create meringue and use it to lighten a cake batter.
  • Build your confidence in baking on your own.
  • Improve your own recipes and be creative in the kitchen.

Whether you need a sweet day out in London or just fancy learning some new skills, this baking class is an ideal activity to enjoy solo or with loved ones. You'll walk away with plenty of delicious baked goods to share with your nearest and dearest and with a few new dessert recipes to make at home and enjoy whenever you need a sugary pick-me-up.

Please note: Public dates require a minimum number of two students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, you'll be informed and rescheduled/refunded prior to the class.



What you'll get
  • Tea and coffee.
  • Recipes handed out in class and emailed to you.
  • All the equipment and ingredients you need to make plenty of baked goods to take home.
What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm and a lot of good vibes!
  • A pen and a notebook if you'd like to take your own notes.

The Sweet Bit is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Small groups of maximum 4 students, face masks and hand sanitiser will be available, we will sanitise all materials and work surface.
Location

London, London

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
The Sweet Bit
The Sweet Bit

5.0 (7)

Hi there, my name is Valeria Suppa, I'm an Italian baking teacher and food stylist based in London. I started as a self-taught baker, before receiving my professional training and working as a baker and cake decorator in a bespoke cakes parlour. My expertise ranges from cakes to patisserie and desserts of all sorts, with a special focus on Italian baking.

I have years of experience teaching classes for all levels, both in-person and online. I always try to make every baking experience entertaining and informative at the same time.

During the last 13 years, I've lived in different countries around Europe and South America, learning a lot about different techniques, new ingredients and unusual flavour combinations. I speak fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

More about this class

This teacher has 7 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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