Baking and Pastry

Baking and Pastry


This short course is an introduction to general baking and pastries. It offers an opportunity to better understand the chemistry involved in creating doughs, mixes and fillings for baking and pastries.

This course is run over 2 mornings in 4 hour sessions.

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Pastry chefs are the scientists of the kitchen, and baking requires patience and precision. This short course offers an opportunity to better understand of the chemistry involved in creating and baking pastry doughs and mixes. We prepare French delicacies like croissants, puff pastry, choux pastry and shortcrust pastry. We also teach you how to make custards for Pasteis de Nata, a variety of sponge cakes, glazes and coulis to compliment your pastries, including piping techniques. If you’re passionate about the science of baking or the art of dessert decorating, this course is a must.

Recipes may include...

French Cruller
Mirror Glaze
Pasteis de Nata
Danish Pastry
Coulis and custards
Puff, Shortcrust and Choux pastry
Carrot Cake
Lemon meringue
Red Velvet Cake

Additional Info

Doors open 15 minutes before the start of the course.
Cooking classes cancelled within 48 hours of the class will forfeit the course fee.
We occasionally post pictures of the courses and participants on social media. Please advise if you would prefer us not to upload pictures of you.
We strongly recommend you consider a  taxi service, like Bolt or Uber, as your choice of transport.
We have full bar facilities at the venue. Drinks for your course can be purchased at the venue.

Event Details

Address: 14 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Coordinates: -33.910449, 18.421624

Phone: 021 501 0695