Pastry Fundamentals III
$460 per person
Our Fundamentals classes are designed to give home cooks a solid foundation of skills for everyday cooking and baking. They will build your confidence, equip you with techniques, and provide you with abundant inspiration in the kitchen.
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class you will:
- Continue building your baking intuition and gain comfort executing intermediate and advanced pastry techniques
- Master a super-flaky pie crust, made by hand
- Understand how to shape and bake macaron shells precisely
About This Class
Pasty Fundamentals III will leave you with an elevated level of technique and confidence to execute a wider repertoire of baking projects with confidence.
The Pastry Fundamentals series will teach you a set of dessert-based recipes, each one with the ability to become many additional variations. Meeting once a week over three consecutive weeks, you will learn base recipes that will enable you to build an intuitive sense for how things work in the pastry kitchen and give you the freedom to create delicious desserts on your own.
And yes, like in Pastry Fundamentals I and II, you’ll get to take home many of your creations!
Class Meetup Dates:
Session One: Soufflés
Master sweet and savory soufflés, learning classic methods that ensure your soufflés are lofty, light, and of course flavorful. Hands-on practice with each step of the process will really hone in your ability to whip egg whites for stabilization and judge when a soufflé is perfectly cooked.
Session Two: Pies, Galettes, and Turnovers
Learn how to hand-make a flaky pie crust and experiment with sweet and savory fillings, galettes, and hand pies/turnovers. You’ll learn how to crimp edges, assemble a lattice crust, make a streusel topping, bake to perfection, and balance flavors so your sweet or savory filling really shines.
Session Three: Macarons and Meringue
Master this delicate French cookie by perfecting your Italian meringue and practicing how to shape and bake the crispy-yet-chewy shells. Pair them with a variety of filling combinations and leave with a playbook on how to continue expanding your macaron creations at home.
- Wine included
- Light meal served in class
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Ages 18+
All students must show proof of vaccine before entering school and will be required to wear a mask unless eating/drinking.
We understand and respect that lifestyle decisions during Covid are an individual choice. If you test positive for Covid while the class is in session, you will be asked to send a friend in your place until you have a negative test. Classes will not be rescheduled, credited or cancelled. Once the class session starts the class is non-refundable. This was our policy pre-Covid and continues to be our policy today. We hope you find this policy acceptable and understand that this policy is required for a small school like SFCS to operate and open our kitchens for great food experiences.
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 4 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback. Most of the time you’ll be working with a partner or small group on a few different recipes.
Doors will open 10 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school to have their vaccine cards checked the first week of class (these will only need to be checked once).
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. New, disposable masks are available should you need to replace yours while in class.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
You will sit down with your classmates to eat what you’ve all prepared, along with some wine. We do suggest you have a small snack before class as dinner does happen towards the end of each session.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks are required while in the building.