Now this is something a little different. Though I blog about food so much, I’m not an amazing cook. Patisserie is something I know next to nothing about apart from making a half decent flapjack. If this sounds like you and you want to change it, and you’re free on Tuesday 5th September, read on…
Ever wanted to truly master the art of meringue making? Keen to conquer perfect peaks and piping techniques? Ever wondered what the difference is between French, Italian and Swiss meringues? The Crown Inn in Hallow, Worcestershire will hold its first meringue masterclass on Tuesday 5th September.
The masterclass will be run by Bakery Product Developer & Pastry chef Elle Townsend, who has designed award-winning cakes for the likes of Harrods, Fortnum & Masons and The Conran shop.
The masterclass takes in a demonstration of fool-proof techniques including:
- An overview of the meringue landscape including the difference between French, Italian and Swiss meringue and tips such as ingredients and products to guarantee success
- A demonstration taking in fool-proof techniques, how to add colour and creativity and baking trouble-shooting
- An opportunity to have a go at piping techniques to create various effects under Elle’s expert guidance
- And of course, tasting! Elle will bring a selection of her award-winning meringues for guests to taste
Elle’s passion for food began at Nottingham Trent University, where she realised she could combine her love of baking with her passion for craftsmanship. Following stints in hotels and restaurants, Elle began working with artisan patissiers before moving into product development and cake design, working with Harrods, Fortnum & Masons and The Conran Shop.
Tuesday 5th September, from 7pm. Tickets are £20 and include a glass of Prosecco on arrival.
To book your ticket simply call The Crown Inn on 01905 640 408.
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