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Fall 2021 Class Offerings

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Bûche de Noël | $140
A bûche de Noël (Yule log) is the perfect centrepiece for any festive table. In this class you will make your own bûche de Noël and leave with it to take home to your family. Start a new tradition this holiday season!
 
Duke Cake | $140
The decadent chocolate Duke cake is one of our bestselling items at Duchess Bake Shop. In this class you will be guided through all four steps to making this cake. Each student will leave with a full-sized cake to take home and share with family and friends.
 
Jam and Marmalade Workshop with Camilla Wynne | $90
Join Master Preserver Camilla Wynne of the Preservation Society and author of ‘Jam Bake: Inspired Recipes for Creating and Baking with Preserves’ for a preserving workshop focused on holiday gifts! In this workshop we will discuss the science of safe canning and how to make the best seasonal preserves (using less sugar and little or no pectin). Camilla will expertly demonstrate how to prepare one seasonal jam recipe and one marmalade recipe. You will leave the class with a jar of each preserve (aka stocking stuffers), plus a bonus candied peel recipe, ready to tackle any jam-making project and able to safely and creatively concoct your very own recipes.
 
Macaron Basics | $135
Our biggest seller at Duchess Bake Shop, French macarons can be quite tricky to make at home—and in this class we let you in on our best tips and tricks for turning out great macarons. You will learn to make a basic shell and some of our most popular fillings as well as learning about the origins of this dainty treat. Each student will take home about a dozen macarons.

Puff Pastry | $140
Although making puff pastry at home can be a time-consuming project, once you know the basics, it’s not that difficult and can be extremely rewarding. In this class you will learn the basics of dough lamination, temperature control, and how to roll and bake puff pastry. Each student will also get the chance to assemble their own mille-feuille.
 

Tart Basics | $140
The classic French tart is part of any pastry chef’s basic repertoire. In this class you’ll learn how to make pâte sucrée (sweet pastry), the fundamental element in a French-style tart, and how to use it to line a tart pan. Different fillings and flavour ideas will also be covered, and you’ll make your own tart to take home to wow your family and friends.

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