French Patisserie

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In an updated edition of this popular three day course, learn the art of French Pâtisserie over three days. Barry will teach you how to make a variety of the delicious pastries that grace the windows of French Pâtisseries in your own kitchen.

Course tutor: Barry Johnson

Course date and times:
  • Monday 10th February: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 11th February: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 12th February: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Barry will show you how to create a selection of delicious French classics: gâteaux operas, fresh fruit tarts, macaroons, mousse domes with hazelnut praline and choux pastry spheres with mousse.

Things you will learn:

  • how to make choux, sweet pastry and macarons
  • different cakes and sponges mousses and hazelnut praline for fillings full of flavour
  • creating and glazing a mousse dome
  • filling a miniature tart to a professional finish
  • how to layer your gâteaux opera for the perfect slice of cake
  • variations of exciting and delicious flavours
  • how to colour and decorate your creations for a professional finish

Barry's teaching style is relaxed and fun and you will go home with the knowledge and skills to make your very own French pastries.

Course Details

Places available
3 day course
10:00am to 4:00pm
Prerequisite skills needed
Type: Project

Places required:

Skill Prerequisites:


Course timetable
When Description Tutor
Monday 10th February 10:00am - 4:00pm Day 1 Barry Johnson
Tuesday 11th February 10:00am - 4:00pm Day 2 Barry Johnson
Wednesday 12th February 10:00am - 4:00pm Day 3 Barry Johnson