What we bake


I teach sweet and savoury recipes which I have tried, tested and simplified over the past 19 years. They are all very easy to follow and can be repeated in your own kitchen using widely available, affordable ingredients. I am very keen on using local, seasonal produce when possible. Supporting local businesses as well as caring about the environment have always been close to my heart and are becoming increasingly important to us all.

No sophisticated, expensive baking equipment is necessary; a mixing bowl, a spoon, a set of kitchen scales and a baking tray are usually enough!

Some of the recipes I teach include: chocolate chip cookies, shortbread, scones, yummy jammies, coconut crunchies, cheese straws, pizza, sweet potato muffins, gluten-free chocolate cake, and vegan biscuits. I constantly try out new recipes with my classes and enjoy the constructive feedback from my bakers!

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Classes in London


I aim to create a warm and intimate atmosphere in my classes, where everyone feels welcome and encouraged to give everything a try. No previous baking experience is required; novices are welcome as well as those looking to expand their baking repertoire.

Please let me know if you have any food allergies, intolerances or dietary requirements. Many allergens can be avoided or substituted and my priority is to give you the best and safest experience.

I teach one-to-one or in small groups, in clients’ houses in London and in local community venues and cafes. For more details, please see below.

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Community Baking

Community baking classes are run at local community centres and charities in the Hampstead and Swiss Cottage area. Depending on the venue they are either free or a small contribution of £2 is charged to help cover the cost of the ingredients. Everyone is welcome. Please contact the venue directly to find out more and to reserve your place. Advanced booking and prior registration with the community centres' reception staff is essential.

Likewise (South Hampstead) I am delighted to announce that after a two year break enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic, our baking for wellbeing group at Likewise is back! The first class will take place on Friday 8th July , 2.00 - 3.45 pm. Please contact Likewise to book your slot. community@likewise.org.uk Likewise website

 
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Kids' Classes

Due to the pandemic regular Rise and Shine Mini Bakers classes in Hampstead in London, have been cancelled. Meanwhile however, I would be delighted to run a small private group of up to ten children in your home. Your chefs-to-be can chose from sweet and savoury treats such as shortbread biscuits, pizza, cheese twists, vegan cookies, coconut muffins, flourless chocolate biscuits, poppy seed breadsticks, sweet potato muffins, and many more. All age groups from two years up are catered for.

Please send me an email for more details and the choice of delicious goodies I can make with your young bakers: hello@riseandshinebaking.co.uk

Prices start at £35 per child depending on the size of the group. Minimum booking is £150. Please note that these prices apply only to NW London postcodes such as: NW2, NW3, NW6, NW8 and part of NW10 and NW11. If you live in other parts of London, the cost of travel and extra time will be added. With everyone's safety in mind, a lateral flow test will be required on the day.

I provide all baking ingredients, baking equipment, brown Kraft boxes for your child to take their baked goods home in and printed recipes. Aprons can be borrowed too.

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Baking Classes at Sarum Hall Food Studio

I'm delighted to announce my collaboration with Sarum Hall School in Belsize Park, London. After a great success of the February half term baking workshops we've decided to run some more classes together, including for adults.

Summer Holiday Baking Classes for 7-13 year olds

18th, 20th and 22nd July, 9 am - 12 pm, only 12 places per session are available. Open to all children, not just Sarum Hall School students. We'll be making sweet and savoury treats such as pizza, sweet potato muffins, mini strawberry cakes and many more.

Book directly with the school

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Private Classes

Baking in the comfort of your own kitchen? Why not? As long as you have an oven I can teach a group for up to eight people at your house. Both adults and children are catered for. These classes are educational as well as informal and fun. All ingredients, baking equipment, aprons and recipes are provided.

Prices vary depending on factors such as location, number of participants and type and size of your oven (which will determine cooking time).

I am pleased to announce that after a year of no face-to-face classes, I am open to bookings again. Please see below what we are baking this summer. Prices start from £40 per person, minimum booking £150. Please note that these prices apply only to NW London postcodes such as: NW2, NW3, NW6, NW8 and part of NW10 and NW11. If you live in other parts of London, the cost of travel and extra time will be added. With everyone's safety in mind, a lateral flow test will be required on the day.

I provide all baking ingredients, baking equipment, brown Kraft boxes or brown bags for you to take your baked goods home in and printed recipes. Aprons can be borrowed too.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and find out more: hello@riseandshinebaking.co.uk

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Testimonials


Emma



My mum bought me a voucher with Rise and Shine baking for my birthday, and my friend and I had a brilliant time! Agnieszka was warm, so helpful and made the session super fun. She bought everything we needed to my house (including all the ingredients, utensils, three electric mixers and even tea towels!) and put in so much effort to make the day as great as possible. She was able to help me understand where I've gone wrong previously with my baking and I now have so much more confidence in my baking skills! Also, the cakes we made tasted unbelievable, and we ended up with 5 whole cakes to share between the two of us. Brilliant value for money, thank you so much Agnieszka for the best day :)


David von Dadelszen



Agnieszka ran a superb baking class for a group of children at my daughter's 10th birthday party. Turned up in plenty of time, super organised, kids loved her (and she kept them busy for nearly 3 hours), ended with delicious looking biscuits (which I haven't been allowed to sample yet). all presented in boxes the kids decorated themselves. All very thoroughly cleaned up afterwards. A great birthday party option, the feedback from all has been sensational. Thank you Agnieszka!


Grace



Going to Agnieszka’s baking classes was a very special time for me. It’s a regular time to switch off from chores and doing things to just be with my children. I loved it. I got a lot of support from being with kind people in a relaxed place. I was very lonely at times and just being with other grown-ups helped me so much. Playgroup and baking class helped me parent better by not being so alone and getting an emotional lift from the teachers running it, other parents and nannies. Very special class.


Lis Vasconcelos



Agnieszka was wonderful at my daughter's party! She brought all the ingredients, organized everything, they baked delicious chocolate chip cookies and she cleaned everything before leaving. She is nice and friendly with the kids and they loved their baking class! Totally recommend her!

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Bespoke baking classes in London for all levels focusing on the wellbeing benefits of baking as a group activity. Run in community venues as well as in clients' homes. Join Rise and Shine and share the love for simple home baking! :-)