Woking Academy

Ultimate pastry

Master the pastry basics in our baking day and you’ll be knocking up impressive tarts, pies or puddings whenever you like. Our chefs will guide you through different pastry skills as you cook up some comfort food classics using buttery pâte sablée and flaky rough puff, plus rich and golden hot water crust pastry. 


Wednesday May 22nd 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Places available

What to expect

Our Gordon Ramsay Baking classes are here to help take away any fears or worries when it comes to baking. Our chefs have plenty of tips and tricks to help you grow confident in every aspect of baking, whether that’s getting the perfect rise, kneading dough or adding those professional finishing touches. 

Focussing on different methods for sweet and savoury pastry, you’ll learn how to make the dough, the secrets to lining tart tins and blind baking, packing maximum flavour into your fillings (such as salted caramel and chocolate ganache or rich meaty stews) and baking to the perfect crisp, golden finish. You’ll have plenty to enjoy for lunch on the day and lots to take home, too.

Class details

Class starts: 10am, arrive anytime from 9.30am to check in at reception

Class finishes: 3-3.30pm, depending on lunch break and time to finish dishes

Class size: Maximum 12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):

  • Pâte sablée – lining tart cases, blind baking and sweet fillings such as a salted caramel and chocolate ganache tart
  • Hot water crust pastry – traditional meat pies
  • Rough puff pastry – roll-and-fold technique for extra flaky pastry, fruit filling or veggie roll

What's included:

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)