Sometimes it’s good to take a little time out. So when the opportunity arose to attend a Sweet Treats & Petit Fours class at L’atelier des Chefs Cookery School in London with fellow food blogger Mel from Le Coin del Mel, I jumped at the chance.
L’atelier des Chefs is located near Oxford Circus tube station, and is very easy to get to. Our Sweet Treats & Petit Fours class was on a Saturday morning for 2.5 hours. During the class we learnt how to make Rosewater Marshmallow Knots, Mini Pistachio Financiers, Mini Crunchie Bars and Opera Gateau, including an almond joconde sponge. The class was led by Sati, an experience pastry chef, who demonstrated each of the recipes. We mostly worked in pairs, although as our class consisted of only 4 students, some of the recipes were created in one batch for the whole class.
Here I am, concentrating on getting the sugar syrup into the egg whites for the rosewater marshmallow knots, it’s most definitely a workout for the upper arms. According to our chef Sati, I’m a patient cook and have “good skills”. I’ll take that for sure!
Rolling out and making the marshmallow knots was much harder than I expected.
I’m carefully adding the mini pistachio financier mixture to the silicone moulds, and hoping not to spill it.
I’m certainly proud of what I achieved in such a short amount of time and had so much fun in the process. All of the sweet treats and petit fours tasted so good, although the Opera Gateau was most definitely my favourite. If you enjoy baking or are just looking for something enjoyable to do with friends, then I can’t recommend the class enough.
Thank you Mel for arranging the day and taking all of these amazing photos.
I delighted to offer my readers a 10% discount on a 2.5hr baking class at L’atelier des Chefs class using this promotional code BAKER10. To find out more or book a class, check out the L’atelier des Chefs website.
Until next time.
Terms & Conditions:
The BAKER10 promo code gives you 10% off the price of 2.5hr baking classes and expires 30th November 2017. Please note this offer doesn’t apply to 30min, 60min, 2hr, 3hr, 4hr classes or Private Events. Additionally this offer is not valid on classes that are already discounted or used in conjunction with other offers/vouchers.
I was invited to attend the Sweet Treats & Petit Fours at L’atelier des Chefs free of charge. I have not been paid or sponsored to write this blog post.