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Perfecting Simple Pastries at Home

Russell Van Kraayenburg, Certified Food Nerd.

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10 Videos (45m)
    • An Introduction to Making Pastries

    • Essential Ingredients

    • Tools You'll Need

    • Starting Simple with Biscuits

    • Stepping It Up with Pie Dough

    • The Basics of Pastry Fillings

    • Working with Dough

    • How to Make Tart Dough

    • Homemade Pop Tarts

    • A Pastry Recap and Challenge


About This Class

This class will focus on teaching valuable skills and the necessary techniques to master making simple pastries at home. Students will learn basic recipes for biscuit dough, pie dough, tart dough, and pastry fillings and the methods required for each. This will allow students to make biscuits, cobblers, pies, hand pies, tarts, pop tarts, and more.

The techniques and recipes will be simple and straight forward, as students will bake alongside each video, making their own pastries along the way. While creating recipes, students will learn how to build their own recipes by mixing and matching various fillings and toppings with doughs.

Perfecting Simple Pastries at Home is geared to the novice home cook. While no prior education is needed, a passion for baking is encouraged.





Russell Van Kraayenburg

Certified Food Nerd.

Russell van Kraayenburg, author of Making Dough (Quirk, 2015), Haute Dogs (Quirk, 2014), and blogger of the award winning blog Chasing Delicious, is a pastry cook and self-proclaimed food nerd. His work has been featured in Southern Living, Men's Fitness, Redbook, Real Simple, and Houstonia magazines and on various websites including Lifehacker, Fast Co., Business Insider, The Kitchn, Live Originally, Explore, and Fine Cooking.

Food obsessed Russell is always looking for new and exciti...

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