An Introduction to Desserts & Pastry

Overview

Are you ready for the Great British Bake Off? Well six hours with us and you will be!

For those of you with a real craving for all things sweet and pastry, this class is just for you!  In this combined pastry and dessert class we will cover a range of delicious mouth-watering recipes for you to impress your friends and family with… because we all know there is nothing better than a hearty, home-made desserts!

In this class we aim to go past the cook book and look at the components and ingredients that make up some of our resident pastry chefs delicious pastries and desserts.  You will learn the technical aspects of pastry, the do’s and don’ts when handling different types of pastry and tempering chocolate.  This level of details will enable you to better understand the function and the balances that are going on in each of the dishes. Learn some of the tricks of the trade, as well great recipes that you can make at home for family or for dinner parties over and over again.

Examples of some of the dishes you might create on this day include choux pastry, profiteroles, chocolate fondant, savoury pies and panna cotta.

Itinerary
  • Meet & greet, refreshments on arrival and introductions
  • An introduction to the class and your environment
  • Technical explanation of equipment and processes that will be used throughout the day
  • Cook the recipes, taste and enjoy
  • Lunch and refreshments; wine, beer or soft drinks
  • Cook more recipes
  • Review of the day
  • Pack all the dishes you’ve made
  • Technical questions answered
  • Close of day
Reviews

Amazing teacher - great, useful skills were learnt. The delivery of the class was really impressive and the teacher was willing to answer all the questions we asked. I really enjoyed this class - it was informal, very friendly and very well run.

Aiman Poptani

“The tutor was really knowledgeable about food of every kind. I’ve learnt so much in one day it’s incredible. Thank you for your encouragement and humour – I’ve had a really fun day. Can’t wait to do another day.”

Christine Wagner

"Thank you. I had a wonderful day - really enjoyable, very friendly, making learning very easy and interesting. The class has given me lots of ideas for both simple evening dinners but also dinner parties. It has really opened up a whole new style of cooking for me. Brilliant - highly recommended."

Steven Riisberg

“The class was wonderfully presented and all questions were answered fully. It was a wonderful day and very enjoyable – I would do it all over again! Thank you very much.”

Catherine Wade

FAQs
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
  • We provide all ingredients and equipment.
  • You take home everything you cook
  • Individual portions are made per person
  • You will need to bring some plastic containers to take home the dishes you cook
  • Maximum of six people per course
  • Suitable for both inexperienced and experienced cooks
  • Parking is available in site
  • Suitable for  age 11+
  • Technical questions answered

Book onto a class: £190

Great if you have a date in mind

Class fully booked
Sat 29 Apr
(10:00 - 16:00)

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Can be used on any date, or perfect as a gift!

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Call 01923 778880 for assistance or questions

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