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Cooking Masterclass – Beyond the Easter Bun with Sam Bilton

Join Food Historian and Supper Club Host Sam Bilton for a pre-Easter cooking class learning how to make Hot Cross Buns and a historical look at Easter dishes going as far back as the 17th Century.

In this 3 hour masterclass in our purpose built learning studio kitchen Sam Bilton will be teaching you how to make traditional Hot Cross Buns with a twist, plus a 17th century alternative for those not so keen on dried fruit. A nod to our 17th Century surroundings since the Museum is home to the tomb of 17th Century gardener and plant hunter John Tradescant.

Sam will also share historical dishes for Easter fare such as an Italian savoury Easter pie and a Sticky Fig Cake. You will get to enjoy these dishes for lunch before you go home with some buns and all the recipes to try yourself at home.

The class will include a delicious lunch and recipes to take home.

Sample Recipes;
Earl Grey Hot Cross Buns
Almond Buns
Savoury Easter Pie
Verde Sawse
Sticky Fig Cake

Open to all levels of skills and interests. This class is suitable for Adults 16 and over.

  • Sam Bilton

    Sam Bilton

    Sam Bilton is a food historian, writer and supper club host. Whether it’s fine dining at the court of Richard II or the more down to earth cookery of a Victorian middle class household, historical food provides endless inspiration for her work. Sam is also an avid gardener and enjoys cultivating heritage varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs, many of which have fallen by the wayside in recent years. She was a finalist on Channel 4’s My Kitchen Rules in 2017 and is currently writing her first book.

    Twitter: @sjfbilton
    Instagram: @mrssbilton

Image: Sam Bilton