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cookery classes

I taught GF baking and cookery classes at a local cookery school when I lived in Singapore. I also taught local cafes and restaurants there how to bake GF.  I am now living in the western suburbs of Paris, in Le Mesnil le Roi (between St Germain en Laye and Maisons Lafitte) and teaching here in my home kitchen, where I can work with small groups, always a plus point for greater learning and understanding.

Private classes are also available for individuals or groups of family (or friends!) of up to 4 people. Please contact me for details of private classes : 

Details of the current programme of group classes are below, along with a calendar. If you’d like to subscribe to my mailing list to stay informed of upcoming classes, then you can do that here:

*NEW* residential gluten free baking classes in the French Alps. 5 nights and 4 days of baking bliss! Details are here.

**NEW DATES** Upcoming day classes 2017: 

Group day classes run from 9h30 until approx 14h and include lunch of what we have made, plus sometimes a few extra items (as no one wants to eat just carbs for lunch, do they?!). On days where we make only sweet bakes then I will provide a simple (but delicious!) soup or salad and GF bread lunch with opportunity to take home a share of what we have made. We will make a minimum of 4 recipes. Cost is €75.

Group day classes include a mixture of demonstration and ‘hands on’. You will see everything made and participate in making some of it personally. Class is limited to a maximum of 4 students. All flours used in class are certified gluten free. Unless stated the classes are not suitable for dairy free/egg free/nut free participants, although possible substitutions will be discussed. All participants will be given a copy of the class booklet containing all the recipes. 

Please note: A 30% (approx) deposit is required to secure your place on the class, fully refundable if you need to cancel more than 72 hours prior to class. If you need to cancel your place in my class less than 72 hours prior to the class starting then this deposit is not refundable. All classes are independent of each other – take one or take them all, in any order! Please notify me of any dietary requirements (other than gluten free) at the time of booking.

*NOUVEAU* cours en français disponible! Je donne les cours, en groupe et particulier, de la patisserie et boulangerie sans gluten à mon domicile au Mesnil le Roi, entre St Germain en Laye et Maisons Lafitte dans les Yvelines. 

Class 1: Bread & crackers (all recipes in this class are GF DF EF & vegan)

Artisan loaf
Seeded crackers
Naan bread and potato paratha

In English : Thursday 9 February, Wednesday 26 April (FULL), 


Class 2: Savoury bakes

Cake salé – savoury quick bread with cheese, olives and pesto
Pumpkin and feta scones

In English: Tuesday 2 May CANCELLED


Class 3: Pastry and pizza

Quiche maraichère (including shortcrust pastry)
Lemon tartlets (including sweet tart pastry)
Vanilla custard and chocolate chip danish pastry bar (soft yeasted pastry)
Pizza (yeasted base)

In English : Thursday 16 February, Friday 28 April

Class 4: American sweet bakes

Choc chip cookies
Cinnamon rolls
Morning glory muffins – carrot and apple
Cinnamon raisin bagels

In English : Thursday 30 March


Class 5: French bakes

Palets bretons
Financiers aux framboises
Glazed lemon madeleines
Mi-cuit au chocolat

In English : Friday 31 March


Class 6: British teatime

English (bread) muffins – perfect for eggs benedict too!
Bakewell tarts (including shortcrust pastry)

In English : to be confirmed


Class 7: GF,DF,EF bakes (sans gluten, sans oeuf, sans produit laitier)

Besan cheela – chickpea and courgette galettes/galettes indiennes aux légumes à la farine de pois chiche

Pissaladière – Provençal onion tart/tarte Provençale à l’oignon 

Brown rice and quinoa crackers/biscuits salés au riz complet et quinoa

Granola bars (includes GF oats)/barres aux céréales (avoine)

Red velvet muffins (without food colouring)/petits gateaux ‘red velvet’ au chocolat et betterave

In English : Tuesday 14 Feb, Wednesday 10 May (ONE SPACE REMAINING)

En français: vendredi 17 mars


Class 8: Festive GF Bakes for Thanksgiving and Christmas 

Stollen bites
Cranberry & orange muffins
Mini pecan pies
Speculoos – spiced biscuits

In English : late in 2017!



Class Calendar:


Thurs 9 – Bread and crackers (GF EF DF vegan) 

Tues 14 – GF,DF,EF bakes (all recipes can be vegan)

Thurs 16 – Pastry & Pizza


Fri 17 – GF,EF,DF – sans gluten, sans oeuf, sans lait (en français)

Thurs 30 – American Bakes

Fri 31 – French bakes (CLASS FULL)


Wed 26 – Bread and Crackers (CLASS FULL)

Fri 28 – Pastry & Pizza


Tues 2 – Savoury bakes CANCELLED

Thurs 4 – Bread & Crackers





PRIVATE CLASSES are available on request with dates, timings and menus to suit your requirements. Please contact me via the form below.


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    October 8, 2015

    Fantastic!! But….where do I sign up? Can i do November 6th and monday 9th? cxxx

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    October 8, 2015

    Hi Cathelijne – you get a prize for the fastest sign up! I’m having a small technical issue with mail redirection at the mo’ – so bear with me! I’ll be in touch x

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    October 14, 2015

    Am coming on the 30th for breakfast!

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      October 14, 2015

      Yay! see you there (here)!!

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