Dear guests, unfortunately we will be closing from the 5th of November until the restrictions are eased. We can't wait to start running our experiences and hosting you again in our beautiful kitchen. Until then please order our delicious food online. Visit our online gift and food shop and let us know if you have any special requirements.
You can also purchase experience gift cards for your loved ones as there is NO TIME LIMIT on our vouchers.
Welcome to The Dough House! Here we run homely cooking and baking experiences where you can gain some skills and at the same time make new friends, connect with other people, share some fun with your family&friends and celebrate a special occasion. Please contact us with any questions.
We can't wait to see you at The Dough House!
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What We Provide
Our traditional afternoon tea experience - baking class is a perfect idea for birthdays and celebrations, as a gift or just to have a fun afternoon with family and friends!
Learn how to make homemade jam, chocolate fudge cake or Victoria sponge and sweet & savoury scones. £68pp.
Our fun-filled Italian & Turkish cooking experience is perfect as a group activity or just to improve your basic cooking skills.
Learn how to make Ravioli, tomato sauce and a delicious pudding from scratch. Enjoy a following playful lunch or dining experience. £88pp.
Learn how to make sourdough starter, 4 different types of bread and egg shakshuka from scratch. Enjoy a delicious lunch of our freshly baked bread, home-made dips and jams. £84pp
My Dear Guests,
I am Fulden and my own story started with a deep respect for food and traditions based on my family heritage, travels and work experience. I have been baking and cooking with my mother and my grandmother since I was a child and I am so in love with it. I love to travel, cook, meet new people and share my passion and family recipes with others... My goal is to create an intimate learning experience that is fun-filled, friendly and inviting to both children and adults. I love to get people excited about spending time together in the kitchen.
Professionally, I have a training and development and management background in the corporate food and beverage industry. I also ran my own boutique cafe in Warwickshire.
Word on the Street
I booked this class as a birthday gift for my mom who just loves afternoon teas. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Fulden's kitchen is like a magical place where every bake turns out to be perfect. I was pleasantly surprised that we were making not only plain scones but also savoury scones with her own recipes that tasted AMAZING. I never knew scones could be that tasty. Few days back my mom and I went to THE RITZ LONDON's legendary afternoon tea and the scones there were nothing compared to the ones we baked today! We'll definitely be making scones again with Fulden's recipes in the future. Thanks so much for the memorable experience!
My 13-year-old daughter said it best, "That was the most amazing baking and cooking experience because it was intimate, and special." We navigated through the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon to discover Fulden's front door, and were welcomed by our most lovely hostess. She invited us in and we discovered the three other students that we were joining. Everyone was so warm and lovely. We shared stories while baking an amazing variety of scones, some of which had never occurred to us. While the scones baked, we snacked on a charcuterie and shared more stories. Finally tea was served and the scones came rolling out of the kitchen. We feasted so much that dinner wasn't even an option later! It was an incredible experience, not to be missed, and will be recommended by us to any of our friends who visit the area.
Maggie - USA
Fulden is so charming and immediately makes you feel at home in her beautiful house. Really enjoyable afternoon where we learnt a lot, cooked some lovely scones and enjoyed a fantastic afternoon tea with bubbles! What a brilliant way to spend a rainy Saturday:)
Gavin - England
Fulden was the best host EVER! My dad and I loved baking in her cozy, stylish home. It was such a lovely time getting to know Fulden and the other guest, Anita. All 5 types of scones we made were delicious. She also taught us how to make jam. There were also some sandwiches and a Turkish dessert at tea which were unexpected, delicious touches. I left the class knowing that I had made new friends. I highly recommend taking this class!
Brenna - USA
The Traditional Afternoon Tea-Baking Class with Fulden is simply great. All inclusive: cooking jam, baking sweet and spicy scones and then of course plenty of time to talk, drink tea and eat scones. Fulden is extremely kind and perfectly organised, so everything really works within the two hours. It was delicious and very eventful. A first class offer from Fulden. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to more.
Rosa Maria - Germany
This experience was one I will always cherish. Even being a pretty-okay-cook myself, I learned so much from Fulden. I had such fun. I felt like a made a friend, shared afternoon tea, and got to enjoy an abundance of amazing scones I actually made myself! Did I say this was a highlight of my trip? I absolutely loved it.
Annie - USA
Fulden is fun to be with and will guide you through the process of making jam and 5 different types of scones - all delicious and easy (even for the most hopeless of bakers!). The best bit is the eating though, with tea and Prosecco! Fulden is a great host and very knowledgeable about food and has travelled extensively taking in cooking classes as she goes. A great experience!
Karen - Canada
Fulden is an exceptional, warm & inviting host. The class was set up in a relaxed atmosphere in her cottage & was a really lovely & delicious time! I highly recommend for anyone who wants to have an English tea experience that you get to be hands on!
Melissa - USA
This was such a gem of an experience, I have a goal to learn how to bake and Fulden walked me through scone making in such a way that left me with loads of confidence to tackle it on my own. She is so welcoming and kind, her home is lovely, the entire experience is full of special touches. Would highly recommend this as a way to spend a couple of hours during your visit to the area!
Carrie - USA
Fulden is a great host. I had a lovely fun cooking experience. She uses excellent organic ingredients. She has her own recipes of different kind of scones beside the traditional basic ones. The scones were so yummy and fresh. Honestly, the best I had. I really recommend people to go and try Fulden scones cooking class.
Nayla - Lebanon
I thoroughly enjoyed making scones with Fulden! Her home is warm & inviting and her baking skills are phenomenal. In addition to four types of scones, she taught me how to make jam from scratch (which I brought home in a little jar). It's rare to walk away from an experience with a new skill AND tasty treats. Fulden was such a thoughtful teacher. When we finished baking, we had tea, enjoyed the fruits of our labor, and swapped travel stories. I would highly recommend this to anyone - it would also make a great gift! Thank you, Fulden!!
Whitney - USA
Delicious scones, great company, excellent host. We made 6 different types of scones, both savory and sweet, all delicious. I definitely recommend taking two hours of your day to do this!
Michelle - Mexico
Fulden is welcoming and clearly an excellent chef/baker, who introduces a few nuances as well as all basic steps necessary to make a delicious assortment of scones and jam. Her location is easy to find and in the middle of Stratford, a couple of minutes walk from shopping on the main streets. Her cottage is cozy and charming, and Fulden herself is wonderful company as you drink sparkling wine, bake, and have a proper tea afterward. Nestled between sightseeing and shopping it was a lovely break. She quickly emailed all the recipes to me and I plan on astounding my family with my newfound (and yummy) expertise this afternoon. I highly recommend one of Fulden's baking or cooking classes!
Kirsten - USA
Fulden is a great teacher and makes the ravioli making class fun and informative. The ravioli tasted amazing although I made it myself. One of the best tasting tomato sauce I’ve ever tried. If you are ever visiting Stratford you really should give it a try. Great value for money too.
Tolga - Turkey
Great way to spend a couple of hours learning about scones and enjoying the fruits of our labor. Fun people, good class, great music and tasty treats. I hope she opens a bakery with those delightful spinach and feta, my fav...YUM. The scones had lovely jams, savouries and tasty treats!
Nancy - USA
I bought the scone cooking class for mine and my partner’s parents, as an xmas present that’s a bit different. From the get-go Fulden was really responsive and friendly, and was really accommodating for my alternative guest list. All parents came back really happy and excited. Reviews from them go as follows: “Fulden is lovely and welcoming Good clear explanations and she will email us the recipes, very attentive x” “That was great fun both - scones were all delish and I'm inspired to do them again, once I'm in a decent kitchen... Perfect doing it as a group activity - chatting and catching up while making the dough was great. And I've always wanted to see inside one of those little cottages - they're gorgeous!”
Abigail - England
Baking scones with Fulden was great fun and a unique experience. Fulden is a very friendly and communicative host, and it was a pleasure to spend some time in her cosy home. We would definitely recommend this experience if you are in or around Stratford. We stayed in the Cotswolds and baking scones with Fulden was a perfect trip that can be combined with sightseeing in Stratford. Two thumbs up!!
Michael - Austria
Fulden was a wonderful host and culinary teacher! My family and I enjoyed a fantastically unique experience making Italian and Turkish ravioli and then devouring it! Highly recommended.
Katrina - Australia
Excellent class where we began by making one of the best desserts I’ve had, followed by a helpful ravioli experience. Afterwards, it was a lovely meal with new friends! Would highly recommend!
Andrew - USA
Jo - England
We really enjoyed our ravioli-making experience with Fulden. She made us very welcome in her lovely home, and was an excellent teacher. We were smiling throughout the session and for hours afterwards! And we would love to do another course with Fulden if we come to Stratford again. Highly recommended!
Lindsay - Australia
This was an absolutely fantastic experience - what a lovely way to spend time in Stratford! Fulden is an exceptional host - I felt comfortable from the first moment, conversation was easy and the food absolutely divine. Whether you’re travelling solo or in a group, this is a unique and memorable way to spend a morning or afternoon. Don’t just see the town - taste it as well!!
Philip - England
We decided to book Fulden's chocolate brownie and scone baking experience, and we're so pleased that we did. My wife and I had a wonderful time with Fulden learning new techniques and skills, as well as sharing stories from our lives. Fulden was the perfect hostess - she had prepared all the ingredients perfectly and took time and care to teach us each process. Not only that, we were able to eat all the varieties we made and every single one was delicious! We would thoroughly recommend Fulden's course and we look forward to booking another one soon!
Kim - USA
Afternoon Tea and scone making with Fulden definitely surpassed my expectations. Fulden is a great people person and very easy to communicate with and learn from. She was very well organized. We moved smoothly through each step and the hands on parts were so helpful I knew I could go home and recreate these great treats. We had a great tea time, and taking home some of our creations was an extra bonus.
Melanie - Canada
What a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience! Fulden was welcoming, knowledgeable, sweet and friendly. We had great conversations about her experiences, travels and learned a lot about baking. She was very understanding when we were late due to getting lost and we really appreciated that. The baked goods were delicious and we got to enjoy them over a lovely tea with more great conversation. The take homes were much appreciated. We highly recommend this class!!
Nike - Germany
We had an amazing time! Fulden is a fantastic host, everything was made with so much love. I highly recommend it. We'll be back to try the other classes with her!
Bianca - USA
This was such a wonderful experience and the perfect way to spend the day! Fulden is so patient, knowledgeable, and giving. I had to leave early to catch a train back to Oxford and she made sure I left with plenty of scones and jam. So grateful that I was able to attend this class--if you're on the fence, I would recommend this experience 100x fold.
Norm - USA
All this time I thought making scones would be a very difficult process...not so! Fulden was a great host, instructor, and we felt very welcome in her home and sharing numerous stories about ourselves with her. Fulden was exceptionally welcoming, warm, and personable! She had no problem putting us all to work (in a nice way) in taking on different tasks related to making our scones and jam. I now know how to properly open a scone and that scones are NOT supposed to be rock hard (as found in the U.S.). And yes, I critiqued every time I enjoyed scones for tea after this experience! Honestly, I was a bit skeptical (being my first Airbnb Experience) but it was brilliant. Fulden has a great background in baking with some exceptional qualifications - her passion is evident and her caring for her guests is sincere!
Valentina - Italy
Fulden is an amazing teacher and so passionate about what she does! This was the key to the afternoon spent at her cozy place, with beautiful people. I will surely recommend all of my friends visiting the area to spend their time with Fulden and her wonderful cooking classes!