Learn to cook gluten free at cottage

Half term baking workshop at Bay Tree Cottage
Half term baking workshop at Bay Tree Cottage

Fancy learning something new this year?

Bay Tree Cottage, in Farthingstone holds a range of culinary and craft workshops.

Cookery courses are popular and next month there’s a new opportunity to learn about gluten-free cooking.

During half term, the venue attracted children and teenagers to half-day courses in arts, crafts, gardening and cookery including making artisan breads and Thai dishes.

Jenny Dicks, 45, who runs the cottage said: “Bread making is always popular and there’s a demand for learning about different cuisines.”

Easter is expected to be a popular time for the cottage based in the rural village of Farthingstone, inviting parents and children to try hands-on activities, Jenny said: “It’s always good to learn new skills and we hope that more people get involved.”

Jenny, who is trained in garden design, will be teaching workshops on building willow structures in the first week of March.

Weekend events include wire sculpture workshops with local sculptor Lindsay Waring who will bring wire birds to life on Saturday, March 14, and continue to transform crafters’ creations the following day.

The cottage regularly hold cookery workshops but this year has invited gluten-free expert and author Adriana Rabinovich to teach new classes, starting with gluten-free bread and pastry on Friday, March 13.

Oxford-based author Adriana Rabinovich, who published The Gluten-Free Cookbook For Kids in 2009, will be helping attendees to make teatime treats.

Jenny added: “There are so many people who are having to be made more aware of their eating. Lots of people have come to us requesting gluten-free baking.”

Visit www.btcworkshops.co.uk