German Christmas Baking Class

German Christmas Baking By Living Slow Cooking School

On the menu for this class is:

Lebkuchen Hearts – These classic festive German biscuits are a type of gingerbread, often coated in chocolate or icing and decorated with fruits and nuts. Make with a combination of wheat and rye flour, sweetened with honey and flavoured with my homemade Lebkuchen spice mix. Probably not something you’ve baked before, but well worth the effort. They have a chewy, indulgent texture unlike anything else. These biscuits can keep for up to a month, so you can make a big batch to gift and enjoy over the holidays.

Stollen, with homemade marzipan – Another classic Christmas treat. Stollen is an enriched dough with nuts, spices, dried fruit, candied peel and coated in powdered sugar. To go in our Stollen we will be making homemade marzipan.

Moulded Gingerbread – There are dozens of different recipes for gingerbread from not just from Germany, but the low countries and Eastern Europe too, some for eating straight away, some that keep a long time, others for display or making gingerbread houses, chewy, crispy and cakey. The tradition of making gingerbread goes back centuries.

During this class we’ll be enjoying festive cheer, a few Christmas treats I’ve made ahead of time, and a little tipple.

You’ll go home with a stollen, a handful of Lebkuchen biscuits and some gingerbread. This class is equally suited to beginners or experienced foodies.

If this class gets booked up, I will add another class on Sunday 17th December. Please inquire at


Location: St Mary’s Barnfield, Crediton EX17 3JA

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