Shortcrust Pastry

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Uncover the secrets to perfect shortcrust pastry in this comprehensive and accessible self-paced online baking course!


If you are interested in this class as well as learning how to make Puff Pastry and Leavened Puff Pastry, you can book our 3 pastry classes together and save 15% with our special bundle deal!


I have avoided making shortcrust pastry because it hasn’t always worked and seemed too hit and miss. I hoped the class would give me what I need to know to get it right each time and give me confidence, and both these expectations were met! Having the [video] where we could watch Anneka ... was so valuable ... It really was like having Anneka in my kitchen – it was very comfortable and relaxed and it gave me so much confidence.

Vanessa, South Australia

Uncover the secrets to perfect shortcrust pastry – right in your very own kitchen!

Shortcrust Pastry is a fun and accessible online baking course where you will learn the art of making your own melt-in-the-mouth pastry – all from your very own kitchen.

Anneka Manning will take you through the process 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. 

The course includes a 3-hour masterclass pre-recorded video (which was recorded as a Live Session earlier this year), which enables you to take part in this course entirely at your own pace. Not only does the video include full step-by-step instructions for making shortcrust pastry from scratch and a Quiche Lorraine, but you will have the ability to bake along in your own time and have access to all the questions that were answered during the session.

This virtual masterclass is supported by printable recipes and resources which will become your go-to shortcrust pastry kit. Along with the Quiche Lorraine recipe, Anneka also shares a number of tried-and-tested recipes including, amongst others, a seasonal Fruit Galette, a delicious Roasted Pumpkin, Tomato and Oregano Tart and a classic Apple Pie.

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 delicious shortcrust pastry at home and never rely on store-bought pastry again.

How to enrol

Shortcrust Pastry is a self-paced course and is open for enrolment now.


Please note: The video included in this course is a pre-recorded 3-hour video of a Live Session that took place earlier this year.

If you're interested in joining in a future LIVE class and would like to be notified when new dates are released, please fill in your details at the bottom of this page. 

This course was great! So informative and easy to follow along. I can now make shortcrust pastry and bake some amazing pies and tarts – all delicious!

Caroline, USA



Who is this class suitable for?

This class is, quite simply, suitable for everyone – from absolute beginners to more experienced bakers who want to brush up on their pastry-making skills. As this class is completed online, it is suitable for students from all over the world.

What will I get?
  • A 3-hour pre-recorded masterclass video where you can bake along with Anneka Manning and learn how to make your own shortcrust pastry and a Quiche Lorraine
  • Membership to BakeClub's exclusive The Kitchen Table online group
  • Access to Anneka's baking experience and knowledge through The Kitchen Table and the ability to ask any baking-related questions 
  • A thorough understanding of the shortcrust pastry 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
  • Lifetime access to the live video and course material
  • A chance to (virtually) meet like-minded people and share your baking with The Kitchen Table online group
  • Baking confidence, knowledge and skill to use regularly at home

Once you learn the basics and understand that you can fix problems along the way, it takes the fear out of making shortcrust. I understand what I am doing now and feel more confident. I loved every minute of the course... And I can make pastry now!

Gail, Sydney

How does a self-paced course work?

This online course is completely self-guided. Upon enrolment, you will gain access to the course content which you can work through at your own pace. You can log on whenever it is convenient for you and watch the video and bake the recipes entirely in your own time. You will have lifetime access to all the recipes, videos and printable information sheets.

There is the option to connect with Anneka and other bakers via Facebook through BakeClub's exclusive The Kitchen Table membership groups. This way you can share your experience and support each other as your confidence and skills grow.



Watch the video below for a sneak peek into one of our Live Sessions...

If you are interested in a future course, please fill out your details below and you'll be one of the first to know when new dates are released.