Learn about the tradition of nun's egg yolk bakery and the secrets to flaky pastry.
A hand-baked Portuguese Custard Tart in all its burnished glory will spoil you for any other tart. These small finger tarts boast the perfect custard to flaky pastry shell ratio and, with the waft fresh ground nutmeg, are a sensual delight.
We'll explore the story behind these sweet tarts and learn about their place in the baking pantheon. During the hands-on part of this class, you'll work in small groups, making this a great way to meet like-minded bakers. Or, perhaps this is a perfect excuse to share the class with a friend and spend some quality time together!
You will leave the class with new-found skills and confidence, copies of all the recipes Anneka and Barbara present, and a brain filled with practical tips, funny stories and kitchen wisdom.
Baking in the state-of-the-art BakeClub kitchen in Rosebery, Sydney
Your chance to discuss, explore and have your baking questions answered
Invaluable recipe and information kit to take home
Delicious tastings throughout the class
Take-home box with samples of goodies baked in the class
Baking confidence, knowledge and skill to take home, keep and use regularly in your own kitchen
A fun and engaging afternoon surrounded by like-minded people
This class is suitable for:
Anyone who's eaten a Portuguese tart for breakfast, who loves baking and reading, or is an amateur sleuth who likes to get to the heart of the matter, whether it’s history or baking.
Meet your hosts:
Barbara Sweeney is a Sydney-based food writer and creator of Food & Words, an event company that produces food events with a literary bent. These events weave together food history, philosophy, science and good times in fun and engaging forms: an annual writers’ festival, author talks and dinners, as well as writing and cooking classes. Her classes are designed around the wisdom of favourite cookbook authors and historical material and delivered with a light baker's hand. Barbara writes regularly about food, farmers and chefs for Country Style, is a judge at the National Honey Show, and a keen home cook and cookbook collector.
Anneka Manning, creator of the real and online baking school BakeClub, is an extraordinary baker and communicator. She has worked as an author, food editor, consultant, teacher and publisher on newspapers and magazines, including Gourmet Traveller and The Australian Women's Weekly. Her books include BakeClass and Mastering the Art of Baking. In her classes, Anneka’s focus is on the 'why' behind the 'how' of baking, giving home cooks the know-how, understanding and skill to bake with confidence and success, every time. Anneka believes that baking is something to be valued, and, ultimately, shared. "Baking," she says, "can enrich people's lives and connect them with the people they love."
Barbara was an engaging, empathetic and insightful teacher. Her shared experiences and advice were invaluable.
Anneka is very knowledgeable and conveys information that is easy to understand, and take home and put into practice. Definitely recommend everyone with a baking interest to take the time to sit and listen and learn from Anneka.
JoinAnneka Manning, founder ofBakeCluband author ofBakeClass, in this 2-hour, discovery masterclass that will uncover the mysteries behind everyday ingredients and why they affect our baking when used in different ways.
This demonstration-style class will let you in on the secrets that you didn’t know (and won’t believe!) cause many of the common pitfalls and mishaps associated with baking – and how to avoid them when baking at home.
You will leave this class with the knowledge to turn your baking failures into success and the confidence to try past failed recipes again.
Who knew science could be so much fun – and delicious?
Anneka will also share some of her much-loved recipes specially chosen to help you put what you’ve learnt to use and practise your new skills at home!
What you will get:
2 hours of expert baking advice, guidance and inspiration from Anneka Manning
Your chance to get the answers to any baking questions you’ve always wanted to ask
An invaluable recipe and information kit to take home
Special gifts from our wonderful partners including a baking ingredient fromQueen Fine Foods
A fun session full of learning and laughs surrounded by like-minded people in the fantastic state-of-the-art BakeClub kitchen in Rosebery, Sydney
Endless cups of tea and coffee
Baking confidence and knowledge to take home, keep and use regularly in your own kitchen!
This class is suitable for:
Beginner bakers through to experienced bakers. Bakers of all skills levels will benefit from learning the science of baking whether at the start, somewhere in the middle or well into their baking journey!
This was an excellent class. Anneka shares her knowledge so freely and is clearly so knowledgable. Loved the demonstrations that brought the concepts to life too.
Prefer to learn online?
CLICK HERE to find out more about the online version of this course.