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Summary Decadent Desserts

Fun, frivolous and delicious; puddings are an absolute pleasure. In this hands-on class dedicated to the sweet, we’ll teach you to make enticing recipes from the incredibly simple to the elegantly impressive.

The class will entail lots of skills-based learning, from whisking to create mousse, using gelatine, sugar syrups and caramels, the use of bought puff pastry and of course knife skills! All in all, learning how to create garnishes to elevate your presentation.

By the end of the session you will have learned many tips and tricks for pudding success and you'll have created something special to share with others.

Typical recipes:

  • Buttermilk panna cotta with sesame tuile, raspberries and basil
  • Chocolate fondants with salted caramel sauce
  • Tart fine with Chantilly cream

Please note recipes and ingredients may vary.

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Class structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too.

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.

Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked during your class for lunch, usually with wine or elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy delicious sharing platters prepared by the school.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

What you'll learn Decadent Desserts

· How to create garnishes to elevate presentation

· Use of gelatine

· Whisking to create mousse

· Sugar syrups and caramels (and what can go wrong)

· Use of bought puff pastry

· Knife skills

Practical info Decadent Desserts

What is included:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • Lunch of your own making or sharing platters prepared by the school, both with Louis Latour wines
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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