Believe it or not, I even had "Learn how to make croissants!" on my resolution list this year.
Before that though, I knew I had to master the art of lamination. I have done a fair bit of reading on techniques and have watched a fair amount of videos too. But y'know, I was still quite skeptical.
The Art of Lamination class ($160) runs for 3 hours and they are designed for up to 10 students each class to ensure that you benefit the most out of Chef Gauthier during the workshop.
It is a very hands-on workshop, where the very friendly Chef Gauthier will show you exactly how to mix the dough, laminate, shape and then bake the much-loved croissants and danishes.
It didn't take us long at all to get a hang of it. I can now proudly say that I know how the lamination process works, I just need to keep practicing to be able to master it.
Well I can't really claim all the credit haha, it was only made possible because Chef G was so thorough during demonstration.
|Uh huh, that's Callebaut couverture chocolate!|
apricot danishes too, which were my absolute favourite! Of course, you could always replace the apricot for any other stone fruits, or pears, or rhubarb... Just not fruits like raspberries or strawberries or banana that would get all soggy during proofing and baking.
Once we were done with all the kneading, laminating and shaping, Chef G then took us on a factory tour around the bakery which never fails to inspire me! You may read more about the tour here.
The class then wrapped up with a breaducation where Chef G introduced to us the different types of bread that Brasserie produces. Sorry, no pictures because I was too busy indulging in the bread and my fav Pepesaya butter! :P
Chef G also taught us ways on how to
|Ooooh, look at all that layers!|
The next classes are scheduled on the 3rd May and 14th of June. If you're interested, click here to book online. ;)
Oh, and I thought it was also worth pointing out that Brasserie Bread not only uses top quality ingredients in their daily production, but they also prepare and provide these ingredients for their students to use during class. It is all about quality at Brasserie Bread. Big thumbs up to them for that!