Ashburton Cookery School

Patisserie Plus

Ashburton Cookery School

Patisserie Plus

This is the dream course for those of you with a sweet tooth. Our Patisserie Plus weekend combines the best Patisserie and Viennoiserie into one super weekend.

The weekend will feature some traditional Viennoiserie such as a quick and easy all butter Croissants and Pain au Chocolat recipe.

You will also learn to master short-crust and sweet-pastry alongside other skills such as jaconde sponge, poaching fruit and a complex mirror glaze.

There will be some wonderful Patisserie for you to take home at the end of the course including the classic Gateaux Opera, Passion Fruit Delice and Bourdaloue Tart.

With all this mouth-watering food to try we will supply a light lunch on the Saturday followed by a luxurious smoked salmon tart and a beautiful traditional goats cheese gateaux pithivier on the Sunday.

Course Content

    Skills you will learn

    • Sweet pastry
    • Short crust pastry
    • Laminated dough (croissants, pain au chocolate)
    • Poaching fruits
    • Frangipan (almond paste)
    • Chocolate mousse and ganache
    • Jaconde sponge
    • Layering gateaux
    • Buttercream
    • Mirror glaze

    Typical Recipes

    • Milk Chocolate Mousse
    • Gateaux Opera
    • Croissants
    • Pain au Chocolat
    • Smoked Salmon and Creamed Leek Tart
    • Strawberry and Almond Pithivier
    • Passion Fruit Cheesecake
    • Chocolate Delice

Allergy Advice

This course is not suitable for those with the following allergies:-

  • Gluten Intolerence / Ceoliac
  • Nut allergy

Residential Cookery Course

Weekend Accommodation just £148

Relax at Ashburton Court with an en-suite room with double bed, television, free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and a delicious breakfast.

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Partners can stay for just £20 extra per night and don't need to take a cookery course!

While you enjoy your cookery course on Saturday & Sunday, your partner can explore our wonderful Dartmoor area.

Things To Do

Common Questions

You will enjoy a lunch featuring what you have cooked in the morning session along with a glass of wine. Weekend courses (Saturdays) and 5 day courses (on Monday to Thursday) have a lunch and at the end of each day's cooking you will take home any dishes you have made.

Note: On certain courses such as Breadmaking, Baking, Patisserie, Chocolate Making we will provide a buffet lunch and whilst you will take lots home to enjoy, you will need to make provision for dinner as this is not provided.

All of our courses are highly practical and you will spend 90% of your time in the kitchen learning and cooking. We maximise your quality learning time by taking care of time-consuming tasks such as weighing and assembling ingredients and washing up.

This course is at an Intermediate Level. Aimed at the typical home cook. These courses will build your confidence in all areas of the kitchen. You should be familiar with common cookery concepts such as frying, baking, grilling and be able to follow a recipe. No other special skills are required.

The minimum age to take this course is 18 years old unless otherwise specified.

You will need to tell us about any food allergies or special diets at the time of booking. Whilst the course content will stay the same, we will always try and accommodate your requirements with substitutions and alternatives.

We are very familiar with common food allergies and regularly welcome coeliacs, vegetarians and those with gluten-free, dairy-free or religious diets on our courses. Please contact the Customer Service team who will be able to advise you further.

You need to wear sensible footwear with non-slip soles and covered toes. Long hair needs to be tied back; we advise wearing comfortable clothes and not your best outfit. We also recommend wearing trousers.

You don't need to bring anything else with you since everything else is provided. If you wish to bring some containers to take away food you may, but recyclable boxes are provided.

You will receive a Certificate from the Ashburton Cookery School upon completion of this course.

We source as many ingredients from ethical, local suppliers within a 25 mile radius of the cookery school as possible. All our fish, poultry, meat and dairy is sourced from local producers as well as vegetables and English fruit.
We will always prioritise locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and recipes where possible.