Last week I went to a truffle-making class at super-luxe chocolatier William Curley's shop-cum-restaurant in London's Belgravia (www.williamcurley.co.uk; 020 7730 5522). What fun! In the basement kitchen, we made truffles from scratch, as well as a round chocolate mould, which we then filled with the truffles and sealed with (more) chocolate. While creating our sweet treats, we learnt about different cocoa beans and sampled various types of chocolate. It was surprisingly easy, considering how professional everything looked at the end - and I'm sure even the biggest kitchen-phobe would find it a breeze.
As well as regular courses, William Curley also hosts hen-party master-classes - and what better way to kick off your last-day-of-singledom celebrations than with a chocolate fest? During the two-and-a-half-hour session, you'll make two types of truffle and taste lots of different chocolate, all topped off with a glass of champagne. You'll get to take your truffles home with you (if you haven't already eaten them), along with some tasty patisseries.
From £300 for four people, for a two-and-a-half-hour class; classes can be tailored to suit your group. Available at the Belgravia shop (maximum of 12 people) or the Twickenham kitchens (maximum of 20 people). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.