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+
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 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.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 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, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.
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.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.