Patisserie Masterclass

Patisserie Masterclass

patisserie masterclass

Patisserie: the pinnacle of the baking world. Who hasn’t stopped in front of the beautiful array of desserts of a French boulangerie, so stunning, almost too good to eat. In this Patisserie Masterclass, I will show you how easy it can be to make your own, step by step.

In this class you will learn how to create your own beautiful patisseries, petits gateaux, fraisiers, operas.

You will learn how to make a genoise, ganache, mirror glaze, meringue butter cream, funky decorating techniques and using these techniques you will then learn to transform a simple sponge into a beautiful work of art worthy of the ones in France.

This class is hands on and a fun one to attend even for the most novice of bakers! You will go back with your own box of delicious petits gateaux!

Lunch will be provided with a complementary glass of wine.

When: 19th May 2018, 10:00 until 15:00

Price: £105

Where: in my home studio in Cottenham

To book, send an email to Corinne [email protected]

Easter Chocolate Masterclass

Easter Chocolate Masterclass

Easter Chocolate Masterclass

If you are a chocolate lover, this Easter Chocolate Masterclass is for you. For this 2 hours evening class we have teamed-up with Master Chocolatier Gloria Dominguez from Mamá Bombón. Gloria trained with Aula Chocovic in spain, well before Barry Callebaut arrived. She regularly travels the world to find out about the different varieties of chocolate. I can’t wait to hear her stories! Her classes are fun and relaxed, just as we like it at Gourmandises.

This class will teach you in easy steps how to make your own chocolates.

Gloria will first explain how chocolate is made, from the cocoa bean to the chocolate bar. You will then try some single origins from Cuba, Tanzania and Java.

Then, you will learn:

  • The difference between chocolate and couverture
  • How to temper chocolate
  • Gloria will bring her own selection of ganaches but will explain how to make it
  • You will make your own chocolates using Gloria’s ganaches
  • You will learn how to make chocolate Easter shapes and paint them
  • You will make some small Easter eggs
  • You will be able to carry your creations in  Half Easter eggs that Gloria has made for us.

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This class is opened to everyone, even a complete novice, it’s a hands on and a fun one to attend, plus you will go back with a box of your own creations to enjoy at home.

You will be served a French Apéritif and a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.

7 pm until 9 pm

Price: £70

Where: at my home studio in Cottenham

To book, contact Corinne [email protected]

Pastry Masterclass

Pastry Masterclass

 

Pastry Masterclass

If you’ve always thought that making pastries was a job for the professionals, let me tell you it’s not. This class will teach you in easy steps how to bake the perfect pastry, with no soggy bottoms.

In this class you will make:

  • Your own sweet shortcrust
  • You will make ganache, creme patissière, frangipane and various curds

You will also learn some quick techniques to decorate your bakes
You will then bake your own little tartes
This class is opened to everyone, even a complete novice, it’s a hands on and a fun one to attend, plus you will go back with a box of your own creations to enjoy at home.

A drink and nibbles will be provided.

7 pm until 9 pm

Price: £55

To book, contact Corinne [email protected]

Creole cooking with Corinne Payet

creole cooking

A masterclass in creole cuisine at Just Cook Cookery school

Reunion is a French Colony off the coast of Madagascar, where Creole cuisine reigns as a sensational fusion, influenced by Chinese, Indian, African and French culture. This class offers a very unique opportunity to taste and create a selection of typical Malagasy dishes, that will definitely add some spice and originality to your cooking repertoire.

As there are no restaurants in the UK serving this food, and no other Cookery Schools offering this cuisine, this is an exciting opportunity to discover something new. Corinne Payet, who was born on the island of Reunion, will introduce you to the various spices and flavours from the island. You will have the opportunity to cook a selection of traditional Creole dishes, including:

  • Chow Chow Salad with prawns, flavoured with kaffir lime
  • Chicken and Pak Choi Cari with perfect Basmati rice and a Rougail
  • and a Tarte a la Mangue for a zesty dessert.

The price includes all ingredients, lunch with wine or a cold beer, recipes from the day and you get to take home a unique dinner to share amongst friends and taste a cuisine like no other!

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