2018 Recipes were:
- Buck’s Fizz Tart – spiced orange pastry with a blood orange jelly, a silky smooth chocolate & champagne ganache and popping candy chocolate shards
- Spiced viennese biscuits dipped in chocolate
- Apple & calvados choux bun
- Hand rolled praline truffles
2019 Recipes to be announced soon …
Lunch will be provided during the day, and you will have time to stop & enjoy the surroundings in our dining room. It will be the perfect opportunity to share your favourite cooking experiences & baking fails.
(Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, to meet the dietary requirements of our guests).
- Tempering chocolate
- How to perfect a range of different types of pastry
- How to create delicious chocolate shards and flavoured ganache
- Making handmade truffles
- Presentation techniques for beautiful bakes
The aim of the day is for you to go home with some delicious bakes that will become your Christmas classics.
Your chef tutor
Chef for the day is Will Torrent, one of UK’s most well known pastry chefs in the UK, who trained under Heston Blumenthal. After gaining a first degree honours, Will went on to win a range of awards, including World Skills UK Outstanding Achievement Award & the first Medallion of Excellence for a British Pastry Chef.
Alongside Will’s achievements, he has featured on a variety of TV programmes, including This Morning & Sunday brunch. Will also has three absolutely fabulous books, of which contain a huge manor of recipes. In each of Will’s book, the importance of baking at home is huge, which makes him the perfect person to teach this course.
About your day
Our cookery courses take place on the Catton Hall Estate. On the picturesque Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, we are only minutes from the A38. We also have plenty of free parking.
You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and all the equipment and ingredients.
Our Patisserie courses run from 9:30am to 5pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 9:15am.
Book your place
If you’ve ever dreamed of creating your own patisserie, this course is perfect. Will’s eye for detail will encourage you to push your baking boundaries. You will go away feeling confident to recreate the recipes over and over again. Gift vouchers are available for this course, treat yourself or your friends to a fun filled & educational day.
We look forward to baking with you.