Class Summary

The French are renowned for their wonderful patisseries. The vibrant colours, textures and tastes of their desserts make a grand finale to your meal or an afternoon tea treat.

Start Time 10:00am - 4.00pm

Cost £140 per person

Skill Level Intermediate

Class details

Always wanted to create the delicate pastries we see in French Patisserie shops?  Well now is your chance!  This class will give you an introduction to the meaning and history of Patisserie and the Flours, Fats, Sugars, Raising Agents, Eggs, Milk, Cream used in their creation.

You will be guided through a range of techniques to create four wonderful treats:


  • Fruit Tartlet – short pastry
  • Gateau Paris Brest – choux pastry, crème diplomate, praline
  • Mille-Feuilles – puff pastry slice
  • Filo Pastry Mini Cream Cups

Techniques Covered

The process of adding flour to fat

  • Rubbing in (short pastry)
  • Creaming (sweet pastry)
  • Lamination (puff pastry)
  • Boiling (choux pastry)

The techniques of preparing pastry

  • Rolling (short, sweet)
  • Cutting (short, sweet, puff)
  • Piping (choux)
  • Glazing (gels, jams, egg wash)
  • Blind Baking (Filo pastry)

Finishing and presenting  pastry products

  • Dusting (icing sugar, cocoa)
  • Piping (crème patisserie)
  • Filling (whipped cream,)
  • Garnishing (decorative fruit, spun sugar, praline, quenelle, chocolate tempering)


Class notices

The class includes a light lunch.

Class Dates: 25th February 2022, 9th April 2022

All courses include

  • Tree

    Learn in our beautiful Yorkshire Wolds countryside surroundings

  • Chef's Hat

    Small class sizes ensure more one to one time with our experienced chefs

  • Bed

    Make your visit extra special and stay over in one of our nine luxury Bed and Breakfast rooms or brand new Glamping Cabins!

  • Disabled

    One work station can be lowered for those with disabilities or who may prefer to sit

  • Knife

    All ingredients and an apron are provided and day courses include lunch

  • Washing Up

    And best of all we do all the washing up!