I went to school today.
Ashburton Cookery School http://www.ashburtoncookeryschool.co.uk/ was the venue for my Patisserie course which was a Christmas pressie from my other half.
I managed to delivery everything you see in the photographs.
Chocolate Macaroons, Pain Aux Raisins, Maple & Pecan Pastries, Croissants, Pain Aux Chocolate, Chocolate Éclair & Profiteroles, Crème Patisserie and Rich Chocolate Ganache.
How I did it is the tricky bit as it was a bit of a whirl.
My favourite to eat are the éclairs with the brilliant filling.
I thought macaroons we horrible hard things but they are not.
They are a light meringue-like cookie and when you put a patisserie filling between two they are super.
It is a lot easier when the ingredients are readied for you and someone else does the tidying and washing up. That’s how Jamie can do his 30 minute meals in 30 minutes!
A great day out and it is a wonderful present if you ever get stuck for treating somebody.