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Cooking & Baking short courses

A range of short courses to help you impress in the kitchen. Explore your skills with a range of courses covering everything from making the perfect artisan bread to whipping up some choux buns and eclairs. 

Bookings can be made by clicking the 'Enrol on this course' button next to the detailed information for each course. Or contact us on 020 7297 7297 or e-mail info@waes.ac.uk. You can also drop in to one of our three centres for a chat about these or any of our other courses.

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Explore making jams and pickles

Next Starts: 06/06/2020
Homemade jams and pickles are one on the best things to eat when they have made from an abundance of fresh produce. Here is an opportunity to make your own, using the fruits and vegetables in season. If you have access to produce that grow naturally in gardens, parks and country side and you can pick them freely, do bring them along.If you have no produce to bring do not worry, ingredients will be provided along with jars and labels.
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Explore patisserie

Next Starts: 02/05/2020
The purpose of this course is to provide a platform for students to learn advanced pastry skills. These skills that have been learnt can be used to help you gain employment to work with a head baker or something that you may wish to make and sell privately to the public. This course is quite fast as you will be making 3 complex items, croissants, Danish pastry and a brioche. These items require accuracy in weighing and measuring and a lot of rolling and turning.
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Learn to make a chocolate log and Christmas biscuits and treats

Next Starts: 07/12/2019
This is a one day course celebrating everything that is Christmas. On this course you will learn how to make a chocolate Swiss roll and turn it into a traditional chocolate log. You will also make Christmas biscuits and sweets, which can be used as gifts and are ideal treats to have on the run up to Christmas.
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Learn to make artisan bread

Next Starts: 01/02/2020
Would you like to learn how to make a variety of bread products using different methods and techniques? Then this is the course for you! You will have the opportunity to make Sourdough bread, pre-fermented bread, flavoured bread and a plain and simple farm-house loaf. This course is a lot of fun, it is very busy and you will use recipes from professional chefs.
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Learn to make choux buns and eclairs

Next Starts: 25/04/2020
Would you like to learn how to make choux buns and eclairs? Well this is the course for you.You will make these choux products and then fill them with cream or a pastry cream and then dip them in chocolate. These techniques that have been learnt can be used to help you gain employment to work with a local baker, work in in an independent café or it could be something that you may wish to make and sell privately to the public.
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