Christmas Mince Pies

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

In this course, you learn how to bake traditional English Christmas pies from scratch. You will learn how to make your own traditional mincemeat, pastry and some possible variations that you can enjoy it or even make as gift to your loved ones.

Course Content

In this class you will learn some basic baking skills and basic hygiene and health and safety principles. And the following recipes will be baked but could be subject to change due to the availability of ingredients.
Homemade mincemeat
Mince pies

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Suitable for beginners. No entry requirements, only love for cooking and preparing food.

First Class Requirements

You will receive a list of ingredients to bring to your class one week prior to the class start.

Additional Information

On site classes: you will need to purchase the ingredients for the session and have an apron and food container/s to take your dishes back home. You will receive a list of ingredients to bring to your class one week prior to the class start.
You will need a pen/ notebook for taking notes. (Please note that some of the cookery activities will require working in pairs, sharing equipment, setting up and clearing the work area and equipment independently).

Online classes: you will receive a full list of ingredients and equipment to resource for the duration of the course at least 10 days before the course starts


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

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