Traditional Confectionery Masterclass - Day Course
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DATE: Any suitable date
This course can be run any time, just select your group size and let us know what date is best for you at the checkout. This is subject to our availability, so if you'd prefer to find out suitable dates first just contact us here.
TIME: 10-4 pm
COST: £295 for 1 person or £395 for 2 people
GROUP SIZE: 1-2 students
SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all
LOCATION: Bexleyheath, South East London - Kent Borders
We are happy to run this course any available time, just select your group size and let us know what date is best for you at the checkout. This is subject to our availability, so if you'd prefer to find out suitable dates first just contact us here.
This course is a great way to start with making your traditional sweets, but it's particularly aimed at those who wish to perfect their sweet making skills, develop their own recipes or even start their own business.
The content of thisTraditional Sweets & Confectionery Course is complete up to you:
Depending on what type of traditional sweets you choose, we'll have time to make about 5-6 types of traditional sweets or confectionery during the day. The flavours are up to you and we will decide on final type of sweets when you book your day. The following list is just a suggestion, if you think of any other sweets that you would like to learn, just let me know.
Traditional hard boiled pulled sweets
Flavoured or Fruit Caramels
Peanut Butter Taffy (and any other flavours)
Double layered or filled chocolate bars
Healthy Energy Balls
This is very much 'hands on' confectionery course, but all elements of sugar making will will include demonstration. We will be working together on one batch of sweets at a time, that you will share at the end with your friend (if you are booking as a group). This is because some recipes can't be made with smaller amount of ingredients and we need to be paying close attention to all that boiling sugar! Saying that, you will end up with a huge amount of sweets to take home, regardless!
How to make traditional sweets at home (based on the types of sweets, you've choosen)
How to safely boil and work with sugar
What to do when things go wrong and how to rescue most recipes
How to use simple confectionery equipment effectively and what equipment is necessary to use
How to create boiled sweets using different methods
How to flavour your sweets and create your own flavours
How to adjust and create your own recipes for sweets
How best to wrap and store your sweets
Plus specific techniques relevant to your chosen recipes
Technique demonstrations and hands on traditonal sweets & confectionery course - all day (typically 10-4pm, but we can be flexible with start time when you book your day)
Follow up support via e-mail
Everything you make during the course, beautifully packed in professional packaging and decorated with ribbons and tags or in a food safe containers (as some traditional sweets need to set overnight)
Light refreshments and lunch
Use of all equipment and an appron
WHAT OTHER'S SAID
'Thank you so much for last Sunday - it was great to learn more about traditional sweets and finally get my fudge recipe right! I've been really strugling before. I had to throw away so many batches of crystalised or burned fudge and I still wasn't any closer to know where I was going wrong.
But taking the time away from my busy family life (with children running around all the time!) and having somebody to show me exactly what to do, was the best way to finally learn how to make a proper fudge. And of course the marshmallows and peanut butter taffy was fantastic too!'
Marion, Wrotham, Kent
'Thank you for helping me to develop my own sweets recipe for my food business. It's been really great to meet you and chat to you!'
Aysha, Faversham, Kent
'I wanted to say thank you for welcoming me and my sister to your kitchen and helping us to perfect our sweet making skills. As you know, we were really beginners, but we've learned so much on the day! Since the course, I've made Raspberry Marshmallows for my son's school fund raising event and it was a great hit! I've also impressed my friends with my lemon sweets at recent dinner party. So, again, thank you very much Magdalena, we had a great time!
Leah, Bromley, London
'My daughter wanted to learn how to make marshmallows ever since she bought artisan lemon marshmallows at our local farmer's market. I thought they would make an excelent gifts for our church roof fundrasing event, so I thought we would get in touch with you and learn how to make marshmallows at home. The day was a complete eye opener. I never imagined that working with sugar could be such fun! But equally, you've covered all the important elements of the sugar making - it was the first time I actually understood why working with sugar needs to be so precise!
Since having the marshmallow making day with you, I've made a very succesful batch of raspberry marsmallows and took it to our church commitee with my idea for a fund raising. Everyone loved the flavour and admired how fluffy the marshmallows were!