Baking, Desserts and Pastry

Learn the key techniques of patisserie

Learn to bake like the crème de la crème of the patisserie world.

We will cover some of the key techniques required in the world of baking, desserts and pastry. From a basic sponge to choux paste (profiteroles) all the way to a Gateaux opera (if we can hack it!).

The classes take place in our stunning country kitchen with breathtaking views of Swinton Estate Grounds and Yorkshire Dales.

We always encourage a hands on approach within the classes and all ingredients and equipment will be provided.

Half day dishes may include: bakewell tarts, baked chocolate tart, eclair and profiteroles, and orange short bread.

£100 weekdays / £110 weekends
Three copper frying pans stacked on top of each other

Your course may feature

  • Lining a sweet pastry tart case
  • Blind baking sweet pastry
  • Baking in a lined pastry case
  • Making and piping choux pastry for eclairs and profiteroles
  • Layering patisserie items
  • Important techniques required for making the perfect soufflé

Upcoming dates

  • 30th October 2023
  • 22nd December 2023
  • 7th January 2024


Please arrive at the Swinton Park Hotel reception for tea and coffee served from 9:30am.

Most half-day cookery courses start at 10:00am and finish around 1:30pm. Full-day courses start at at 10:00am and finish around 3:00pm. 

For evening courses, we ask guests to arrive at Swinton Cookery School for 5:45pm. Your course will start at 6:00pm and finish around 8:30pm.   

During half-day and full-day courses, lunch will be served consisting of dishes you've prepared during the event. Should you have any special dietary requirements or allergies please let us know so that we can ensure these are accommodated.

All required ingredients and equipment will be provided as part of your course. You don't need to bring anything extra - just yourself. 

Yes! When you finish the course, you'll receive a copy of all the recipes you learned to use at home. 

Your course will take place at Swinton Cookery School:

Swinton Cookery School
Swinton Park
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Swinton Cookery School is a relaxed, open demonstration kitchen housed in a converted Georgian stable wing adjacent to Swinton Park hotel.

From classic baking and Sunday roasts to Sushi and Thai, there’s a cookery course to suit everyone. So if you are beginner with a keen interest or a professional, broadening their knowledge, join us at Swinton and fall in love with cooking all over again.

£100 weekdays / £110 weekends
To book, call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email

Our standard terms and conditions apply.