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Get Baking!

Sessions are typically between 2 and 6 hours with time for coffee and lunch as appropriate. These timings will vary dependant upon the number of participants.

All the food you cook will be yours to enjoy.

Below you will find some suggested sessions ‐ a few are expanded so that you get an idea of what could be included and others that are just in list form as idea prompts for you. If something that you would like to do is not on the list, do ask as it's possible that this can be arranged for you. Scroll down to see the full list!

Please note that all sessions listed are for guidance only and details will be negotiated with you.

Click here to see a list of things that students have made!


Pastry

Failsafe pastry making: 3-hour session

Rough puff and puff/flaky pastry: 4-hour session

Hot water crust and suet crust pastry: 4-hour session

Filo pastry: 2-hour session

Other pastry techniques


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Bread

An introduction to bread-making: 4-hour session

Other bread-making techniques (duration by negotiation)

Croissant Dough: 6-hour session

Enriched doughs: 6-hour session

Wheat-free breads: 5-hour session


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The Real Bread Campaign

Cakes

Mastering basic cake making: 2-hour session

This introductory session will take you through the basic skills and ingredients needed to make a Victoria sponge cake filled with jam and butter cream and the use of this simple cake batter for other applications, such as fairy cakes and flavoured cakes such as chocolate, coffee and lemon.

Sessions to master other cake types


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Meringue

Sessions can cover simple (French style) meringue making as well as meringue based gateaux and pavlova. Sessions can also consider advanced techniques including differences between Swiss and Italian meringues and their uses.


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Scones and Jam Making

4-hour session

Scones are challenging to make well. Maureen has been perfecting her recipes and techniques for many years and she is now happy that she has cracked it! This session will make a batch of savoury and sweet scones. To adorn the beautiful sweet scones, we will also make some fruit jam ‐ strawberry or raspberry or other fruits of your choosing. To top the savoury scones we will make some flavoured butter, such as chive or chilli.


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More advanced patisserie techniques

Desserts such as:

  • Frasier
  • Mille Fueille
  • Opera cake
  • Roulade
  • Bavarois
  • Your suggestions?

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