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Half Day Sweet Pastry

HALF DAY COURSE (9:30am - 12:00pm / 2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Only £65.00 per person inc. VAT

Sweet pastry can be tricky to work with, but our experienced chefs will take you through every step in a patient, good-humoured way.

It’s totally hands-on, so you get to make sweet pastry and two dishes from scratch.

You’ll be making a rough-puff pastry and turning that into Mille Feuille, that classic French dessert of layers of flaky buttery pastry, fresh seasonal fruit and Crème Chantilly.

You’ll also make sweet pastry dough and use this to make blind-baked pastry cases for a lovely strawberry tart.

At the end of the course you can take home everything you’ve made.

Techniques learned:

  • Making rough puff pastry (rolling, folding, layering)
  • Making Arlette (rolling puff pastry with icing sugar and baking ultra thin sheets)
  • Baking rough puff pastry between baking sheets (for thin, flat, crispy pastry)
  • Whipping cream with vanilla (Crème Chantilly)
  • Preparing fruit
  • Making and rolling sweet pastry dough (Pate Sable)
  • Blind baking (using baking beans to bake pastry cases)
  • Using Crème Pâtissière (Pastry Cream)

These are examples of the kind of dishes you could be making:

  • Arlette (thin, sweet, crispy puff pastry sheets)
  • Rough Puff Pastry
  • Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
  • Mille Feuille
  • Strawberry Tarts
  • 05/04/2019 - AM
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