(No Longer Available) Puff Pastry Perfection with Pastry Chef Erik Sharp
Puff pastry… you’ve seen it in bakery cases and on fancy restaurant dessert trays. But did you know that those elegant layers of thinly sheets of dough and butter can easily be put together in your own kitchen to create delicate, flaky and exquisite desserts for your family and friends? Sound impossible? It’s not, and today’s culinary instructor and experienced Pastry Chef Erik Sharp, is in our kitchen to show you the way.
Chef Erik has been creating beautiful pastries for many years as Pastry Chef for Kansas City’s renowned American Restaurant, former owner of Three Spoons of Sugar, and more. He’s the real deal, folks.
In this morning's 3-hour class, he’ll teach essential baking techniques such as mixing, measuring, shaping as he prepares this versatile dough and demonstrates the lamination process, and more, and then how to use it to make beautifully presented desserts and pasties.
He’ll teach items like Cheese Straws – a simple and savory appetizer, show you different “shells” and use them to construct a fruit tart, flaky fruit turnovers, palmiers and more. This fabulous pastry dough can also be used to wrap meats and cheese, such as baked brie.
This class really gets Chef Erik’s brain going because puff pastry dough is virtually unlimited in its use so don’t be surprised if he talks about “bonus” items that you can make from this dough… because, well, he can’t help himself!.
Each student will create classic Palmiers to take home. A great class!
Participation Class | Tasting & Take Home Palmiers
Sun 8/02/20 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NOTE: For Onsite Classes, when you arrive, please check in with our Class Assistant who will give you information as to where you will be seated. We will be arranging our classrooms to allow for social distancing. In order to comply with governmental orders and for the protection of our guests and staff, we ask that you wear a mask when here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. If you are planning to sit next to someone else attending the class, we would suggest arriving at least 20 minutes prior to the start time of the class so that we can address that request. Both students would need to be comfortable with the request to be seated together. Thank you!
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