My first ever baking classes

Hello my dear readers,

How are you? How is your week?

Mine started with lots of high priority working tasks and little willingness.

Oh well, work is almost always like this.

But the amazing part is that Sunday I have started my first ever baking classes and it was awesome.

Poached pear and almond tart (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

I was standing and baking for 8 continued hours but was so fulfilling.

Do what you like and you’ll not feel tired not even a second ๐Ÿ˜‰

Was it worth it to register for these baking classes?

Absolutely worth it! The kitchen is awesome, filled with everything a baker can dream of and our pastry chef Al has lots of patience and guide us though each step.

Sweet & savoury dough & crusts: Poached pears and almond tart, apple crumble tart with streusel, chicken pie and quiche Lorraine (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

In the first class we’ve learned the basics for sweet & savoury dough & crusts.

For the savoury we’ve done a quiche Lorraine and chicken pie ๐Ÿฅง to lick your fingers and for the sweet, we’ve discovered how to make pate sucree and we’ve used it to make apple crumble tart with streusel and poached pear and almond tart.

Now, I’m not really new at making dough, but I never managed to find that perfect consistency. The ones that I did in this class were simply perfection for me.

Sweet & savoury dough & crusts: Poached pears and almond tart, apple crumble tart with streusel, chicken pie and quiche Lorraine (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

I couldn’t believe that these were my creations ๐Ÿ˜

Yep, very pleased with myself.

The second class was all about cookies.

Biscotti, checkerboard cookie, almond spritz, chocolate mudslide & asian cashew cookies (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

We’ve learned different techniques and versions of how to make cookies: from piped cookies (almond spritz) to dropped cookies (chocolate mudslide & asian cashew cookies) and rolled cookies (checkerboard cookie & biscotti).

Almond spritz, chocolate mudslide & asian cashew cookies (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

The almond spritz cookies are similar to crumbly butter cookies, the chocolate mudslide cookies are cookies crispy on the outside and soft and creamy in the middle loaded with chocolate and the asian cashew cookies are very crunchy cookies.

At home I usually make all my dough by hand or with a manual mixer but here I have used for the first time a Kitchen Aid.

Oh my, I need one at home ๐Ÿคช It makes your life so much easier in the kitchen.

Biscotti, checkerboard cookie, almond spritz, chocolate mudslide & asian cashew cookies (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

That checkerboard cookies look amazing ๐Ÿคฉ Done all by myself, can you believe it?

And the biscotti, simply crunchy and loaded with pistachios, heaven.

Now of course, I was too busy baking than taking pictures but of course I’ll challenge myself to re-do them at home where I’ll have more time for step-by-step photos and recipes ๐Ÿ˜‰

Easy to say that I cannot wait for the next class where will be all about cakes foaming with lots of cakes and frozen desserts. I don’t know for you, but Milk Honey Parfait with Salted Caramel & White Choc Mirror Glaze sounds absolutely divine and super difficult to make ๐Ÿคช

We’ll see next time ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Baking classes done at Palate Sensations Culinary School Singapore.

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  1. Wow these look incredible!! Did you learn and do all these in one class? The experience must have been very exciting and refreshing and productive! Hope you have just as much fun re-making them at home!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you very much. We had two classes in the same day, 4 hours each โ˜บ๏ธ
      The experience was amazing! Iโ€™m very glad Iโ€™ve registered ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beside learning new recipes, Iโ€™ve learned also techniques โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope at home will be so easy as it was there โ˜บ๏ธ

      1. Wow 4 hours each, I absolutely love that! I’m personally nervous about baking therefore can imagine how much all the practice and nonstop working must have helped! The only way to become good at something is to keep at it ๐Ÿ™‚ And when you re-bake it all at home, you’ll have double the practice which is even better!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      2. Very true! Practicing makes it better โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰ When Iโ€™ll finish with all the courses Iโ€™ll try my luck at home โ˜บ๏ธ

  2. Lovely. Drooling…:D Wish could have them all from the pictures. Reality hits hard. lols
    Wonderful creations. Love the checkered one.

      1. Very true! I wish I could send you some! These days Iโ€™ve shared the tarts and cookies with my colleagues at work and I still have at least 50 cookies ๐Ÿช All my baking result โ˜บ๏ธ

      2. Lots and lots of cookies ๐Ÿช A cookie a day keeps the doctor away ๐Ÿ™ˆโ˜บ๏ธ or letโ€™s say at least 5 cookies per day otherwise for 2 months Iโ€™ll keep eating cookies โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ˆ

  3. Yes, I can believe it. These look amazing. And I love apple crumble, which is very popular here.

    I also use my hands with dough, but I trust you. I’m not buying any mixer or something, but I bet it’s easier. I need to feel it in my hands, that’s all. Old school.

    1. Hahaha…thank you my dear! I guess if I wouldโ€™ve the kitchen bigger Iโ€™ll definitely buy a Kitchen Aid โ˜บ๏ธ I do enjoy having my hands in the dough but sometimes can be really a big helper ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Wow! Also took a few lessons in baking with Nissa many years. We lost the pamphlets we were given in each class back in 2009 during typhoon Ondoy.

  5. Wow! This post motivates me to enrol myself in one such baking class in here. Have a wonderful (& delicious) baking session ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow just look at all the sweet treats! Signing up for a cooking class is one of the most valuable investments, particularly if you love baking โ˜บ๏ธ I’m glad to hear you had a fun day ๐Ÿ˜€ Aiva

    1. You said it right dear Aiva! It really is the most valuable investment that I did โ˜บ๏ธ and is all worth it โ˜บ๏ธThank you very much! And of course all the results from the baking we take them home ๐Ÿ˜† I have cookies for another week ๐Ÿ˜†โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹

    1. Really? Why? Singapore is a food paradise where you can find lots of different cuisines for everyoneโ€™s taste โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰ And they are good bakers too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hahaha…if you have a chance go for a baking class even if you know how to bake โ˜บ๏ธ Itโ€™s a wonderful, exciting and delicious experience โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹

  7. They look amazing! Iโ€™ve wanted to try baking classes for AGES, this has motivated me to look into it properly – thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope to see photos of next weekโ€™s results, the descriptions sound fabulous!

    1. Thank you very much! If you have the chance go for it! It is well worth it! Even if you know how to bake, you learn new techniques, it is fun and delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹
      Canโ€™t wait until the next session ๐Ÿ˜

  8. Awesome! Baking class is on my โ€œthings to try outโ€ list. My daughters have been asking for a KitchtAid, but Momma has been slow to respond since she doesnโ€™t bake. I hear that they make baking a lot easier, faster, and fun. Must be true, right? Thanks for.

    1. Thank you! If you have the chance go for it! Is fun and delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹
      Kitchen Aid is really making the life easier in the kitchen โ˜บ๏ธ I donโ€™t have it but when Iโ€™ll have a bigger kitchen, will be the first thing to buy โ˜บ๏ธ

  9. I love chicken pie and quiches. I never had a pie or a quiche in Germany, but since moving to the UK I have eaten plenty. Your look like shop bought versions, they look great! I want the recipe for those once please ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š Yes, I was very pleased because really look like the shop versions only that I did them myself ๐Ÿ˜œ
      I will try to make them at home and then Iโ€™ll do the recipes too๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Everything you made looks wonderful! <3 Glad to know your class has been fruitful. 8 hours straight sound a bit like a torture to me. But then again, I could gawk in front of a writing program for 8 hours without problem so yeah, time won't matter when it's fun.

    I had a good laugh at the gifs haha ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Look whoโ€™s here โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—
      Thank you dear Jess! It has been very fruitful โ˜บ๏ธ Luckily my colleagues in the office helped me eat all the sweets this month ๐Ÿ˜
      It seems a long time but they just flew by so very fast ๐Ÿ˜ Itโ€™s true, when youโ€™re doing something that you like, time wonโ€™t matter ๐Ÿ˜

  11. This is certainly a great experience and I’m looking forward to the day you have your own cafรฉ and you will have the most delicious desserts ever made ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Hope coronavirus will end soon so I can fly and eat some hahahaa ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

    1. Thank you my dear Koko! Yes, it was tiring but was a wonderful and delicious experience ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
      And Iโ€™m looking forward to have you as my guest and try all my delicious desserts โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

      1. Yes yes I will definitely come and taste all these delicious desserts ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I donโ€™t care how many PCRs I have to do ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ really great and amazing dear ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

      2. So far I guess weโ€™re lucky that we did not do any PCR ๐Ÿ˜Š and I hope weโ€™ll not need to…but I honestly cannot wait to have the possibility to travel again ๐Ÿฅฐ I wish at least to be able to send you some ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงธ

      3. I wish that too!! Hopefully soon ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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