Master the art of making delicate puff pastry in this fun and accessible 2-week guided online course.
Puff Pastry is not currently scheduled.
If you are interested in taking part in a future course, please fill out your details below and you'll be one of the first to know when tickets are released and bookings open.
Not only did I get what I expected out of the course, but I got so much more...Hands on is the best way to learn and the live demonstration and instant feedback from Anneka is priceless. The tips and skills you learn along with the Facebook posts and comments from others are so helpful and instructive. Who thought making puff pastry could be so relaxing and rewarding at the same time?
Mary Farrell, Sydney
Master the art of making delicate puff pastry – right in your very own kitchen!
Puff Pastry is a fun and accessible 2-week online course where you will learn all there is to know about making puff pastry (also known as mille feuilles) – all from your very own kitchen.
This course is made up of a combination of a virtual live demonstration (which will be recorded so you can watch it again or in your own time) and printable recipe and information sheets that you can study at your own pace ensuring that you gain the confidence and skill – and conquer the fear! – of baking your own delicious puff at home.
Anneka Manning will guide you through the course and share her more than 30 years of baking experience, knowledge and research, as well as all of her practical and handy tips and tricks. You will also have access to a closed Facebook group where you will be able to ask Anneka any questions that arise and be able to troubleshoot while you practise your pastry baking throughout the 2-week course.
At the end of this course, you will walk away with all the knowledge, skill and confidence you need to be able to bake your own divine puff pastry at home and never rely on store-bought pastry again.
This course is not currently scheduled. If you're interested in joining a future course and would like to be notified when new dates are released, please fill in your details at the top of this page.
We will only be accepting a limited number of bakers for this course so that Anneka can thoroughly answer your baking questions during the Live Session and provide lots of personal feedback via the Facebook page throughout the course.
There is no comparison between commercially made and homemade puff pastry. What seems so exotic and unattainable is made absolutely possible by Anneka's expert and easily mastered explanation and demonstration and support. Do the course and access a whole range of recipes you have always lusted over but thought you had to be a qualified pastry chef to attempt. You will be that pastry chef!
Irene Stinson, New South Wales
How will the course work?
This course is made up of 3 key components:
1. Live demonstration:
The live component of this course will take place on (to be confirmed) Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10:00) via Zoom.
During the Live Session, Anneka will demonstrate the process of making puff pastry and you will have the opportunity to bake along with her and use your pastry to make a Cinnamon Palmiers. The session will be recorded so you can look back at it as often as you like or watch it in your own time if you happen to miss it.
2. Recipes and resources:
The Live Session will be supported by printable recipes and resources which you can study and work through at your own pace. This will include additional recipes which you are encouraged to practise in your own time during the 2 weeks following the Live Session.
3. Closed Facebook Group
An integral part of the course will be the closed Facebook group. It will be the place where you can ask Anneka any questions that come up as well as troubleshoot any issues that arise during the course. It is also a place where you can share your experience with other like-minded bakers doing the course along with you. This group will be open for questions and feedback for the duration of the 2-week course but you will be able to refer back to the content for up to 6 months after the course finishes.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is aimed at intermediate to experienced bakers. We highly recommend that you complete our Shortcrust Pastry online course before taking part in this course.
As this course is completed online, it is suitable for students from all over the world.
Please note: the live component of this class will take place in Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10:00).
Learning how to make puff pastry is much easier than you think with Anneka by your side, guiding you and sharing all her tips gained through years of experience. [My favourite part of the course was] definitely the Live Session, seeing how Anneka does it and hearing her explain it, and being able to ask questions. I love that we can watch this again too. I can’t believe that I have made puff pastry ... It is so much better than even the best puff you can buy!
Vanessa Matthews, Adelaide
What will I get?
- A 2.5-hour virtual live baking demonstration (which will take place on Zoom and will be recorded) where you will learn and bake along with Anneka Manning through the process of making your own puff pastry and Cinnamon Palmiers
- Access to a closed Facebook group where you will be able to ask Anneka any questions that come up during the course, as well as personal and timely baking advice, guidance and inspiration
- A chance to learn about making your own puff pastry surrounded (virtually) by like-minded people
- A thorough understanding of the pastry-making process and how to apply what you’ve learnt to be able to troubleshoot in the future and ensure baking success
- Invaluable printable information sheets and recipes
- Membership to BakeClub's exclusive The Kitchen Table online group
- Baking confidence, knowledge and skill to use regularly at home
I was always intrigued by homemade puff pastry but was always a little unsure of how to go about it. It seemed such a daunting kitchen task to overcome! The course gave me the confidence and showed me that it’s not that hard after all. I loved the virtual hands on class ... to be able to watch Anneka online was wonderful ... she is a wonderfully generous teacher!
Amy Minichiello, Victoria
How will I get the most out of this course?
To get the most out of this course, you need to set aside the time to attend the Live Session with Anneka, read the support material supplied beforehand and practise your baking over the duration of the course. The Live Session will be recorded so it will be available to watch at any time if you are unable to attend. However, we do recommend baking along to get the most out of the class.
We do understand that life sometimes gets in the way so the course material and the Live Session video recording will be available for 6 months after the completion of the course. However, access to Anneka via the Facebook group will only be available to students for the 2-week duration of the course.
What if the dates don't suit me? Can I still enrol in the course?
If the dates of the course don't work for you, you can still enrol and take part in the course in your own time. While you may miss out on the Live Session, it will be recorded and will be available to watch for 6 months after the end of the course. The course material, including all of the resources and recipes, will also be available to you for 6 months after the completion of the course. You will be able to access the closed Facebook group but it is only open for questions and feedback for the duration of the 2-week course.
Do I have to use Facebook to take part in the course?
An important part of this course is the closed Facebook group which allows you to share your experience, receive timely support and generally communicate with Anneka and the other students.
If you are not a Facebook user, or you’re apprehensive about joining the group, the course can still be completed without being a member however we do find that our students will get more from the course if they do participate. The more you get involved with the group and share your experiences, the more value it will add to your experience.
So, is Puff Pastry for me?
- Have you always wanted to make your own puff pastry from scratch but been too afraid to try it by yourself?
- Would you like to learn a new technique and expand your baking skills?
- Are you unable to get to one of Anneka's face-to-face classes but would still love to join her in her own kitchen and receive direct feedback and advice from her?
- Do you want to be surrounded by like-minded bakers and have the opportunity to share your love of baking with them?
If any of these sound like you, then this course is the one for you!