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The Italian Baker - Baked to perfection with recipes from across Italy

with Ursula Ferrigno

Thursday 9th
May 2024
11:00 - 14:30

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"The sweet smell of vanilla, butter and sugar and the warmth of the oven make your home a better place to be"

Ursula Ferrigno will lead you in this wonderful baking class  packed with sweet and savoury bakes from across the regional cuisines of Italy.

Sicilian Cannoli with sweet ricotta, pistachios and chocolate, Piadina flatbreads filled with cheeses from Bologna, Pizza Dolce with a brioche base laden with luscious fruits, and The Ultimate Focaccia for which Ursula has cracked the code and is keen to share.

Italy is so famous for it's breads and with such a huge variety from across it's regions - Ursula will give you all the tips and tricks in creating an array of delicious bakes that you will be the centrepiece of any gathering. 

You will cover essential skills in dough making to ensure you are confident in tackling these once back at home to create these delights again and again. 

Once you have finished baking you will enjoy a lunch prepared by our chefs and enjoy some of your breads with an antipasti lunch with a glass of wine or a soft refreshment, with your class mates and bread bread together! 

What’s included:

  • Refreshments on arrival and available throughout the class
  • Apron and all of the equipment required
  • A recipe pack for you to take home after your class
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out in advance for you
  • Lunch to enjoy together as a class with your freshly baked bread accompanied by a glass of wine or soft refreshments
  • 10% discount on purchases made in store on the day of your class, including cookery classes. Excludes books, food, electrical items, gift vouchers and sale items
  • We do all the washing up!

Ursula Ferrigno

Ursula Ferrigno is an acclaimed food writer and chef who embodies the Italian and Mediterranean passion for good food made from the freshest natural ingredients.  She specialises in Italian, vegetarian, baking, and gluten-free recipes.

Ursula Ferrigno is an acclaimed and experienced food writer and chef. She trained at the Auguste Escoffier School of the Culinary Arts and has taught at leading cookery schools in both the UK and Italy, she toured the US, running classes in all Sur la Table stores, is consultant chef to Caffè Nero and has made many appearances on BBC TV. The author of more than 18 cookery books (including Cucina Siciliana for Ryland Peters & Small), Ursula has also written for Olive, BBC Good Food, The Observer and Taste Italia.

In her new book, Cucina di Amalfi, you will discover a sparkling region in Southern Italy which offers the most tantalizing food, through 75 authentic recipes, cooked with care and attention using the best ingredients.

You will be learning in a beautifully designed kitchen which provides a warm welcoming environment that can accommodate everything from group cookery classes to intimate chef’s tables, with the versatility to suit everyone.

Our partners have been chosen with great care, as all our equipment must stand up to the day-to-day rigours of our cookery school – much like a professional kitchen, that you can enjoy using whilst creating your own amazing dishes in class to give you the best possible experience when cooking with us.

Our classes and outstanding range of teachers will help you hone your gastronomic skills, even if you are a complete novice or a dab hand in the kitchen. We love highlighting new upcoming food trends and championing the rising stars within the culinary world.

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Divertimenti does everything it can to reduce the risk of any students consuming an allergen that could cause and allergic reaction.

Please call the school to discuss any severe food allergies prior to booking a class online, we must speak to you before you visit the school if you have a severe allergy or severe dietary intolerance.

We will become as flexible as possible, where we can to remove a specific ingredient from a student’s recipe we will but we are unable to remove that ingredient for every student attending.

We handle all types of ingredients in the kitchen at Divertimenti and we are not able to completely allergen free environment, our kitchen is multi-purpose therefore this makes our kitchen unsuitable for those with life- threatening allergies, in such cases as these we would suggest getting in touch with the team to arrange a private lesson in your own home with one of our chefs. Please contact us for more information

In the unlikely event you are unable to the class you have booked for and need to cancel your booking, for a full refund we will require your cancellation via email no less than 7 days.

Once we have received your cancellation, we will arrange a booking onto an alternative class date or a full refund, sadly we are unable to make changes to bookings or offer a refund with less than 7 days of the date of your class but we are happy to switch the names on the booking so a family member or friend can take the place.

Divertimenti reserves the right to cancel any demonstration or class or substitute another presenter at any time, in the unfortunate event that a ‘Personality’ present or chef cannot attend a session you will be offered the choice of an appropriate alternative or a full refund.

Attendees must be aged over 18 to attend an adult class - we have a list of suitable young adult and teenage classes suitable for under 18’s – they must be accompanied by an adult.

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