Fundamentals of Pastry

Marie-Antoine Carême (1783-1833) said "The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry."

If Parisian pastries make your sugar senses tingle and have you feeling inspired, test out your own baking skills with SCAFA's 3-hour cooking classes focusing on pastry, baking, desserts, chocolate and more. Patisserie has always been constant topics and trends for food enthusiasts.The programme that we have designed is a programme that can be taken as a series or individual classes, focusing purely on the basics and fundamentals of baking and desserts.



Desserts i
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Crème Caramel
  • Apple Crumble
Pastry i
  • Choux Pastry for Profiteroles
  • Cream Filling
  • Crème Patisserie
  • Pate Brisee for Lemon Tart
Baking Savoury
  • Focaccia
  • Pizza Base
  • Quiche
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Macaroons
  • Panna Cotta
Desserts ii
  • Fruit Mousse
  • Poached Pear
  • Tiramisu
Pastry ii
  • Tarte Tatin
  • Carrot Cake
  • Icing
Baking Sweet
  • Banana Bread
  • Madeline 
  • Torta Tres Leches
Chocolate ii
  • Tempering
  • Bon Bons
  • Filling(s)
  • Challah
  • Brioche
  • English Muffin


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Fee Structure

Programme of 10 classes:  AED 4,500

Programme of 5 classes: AED 2,250

Single Classes:            AED 500


Day    Saturday

Timing    2pm-5pm


Schedule for April 2017 - June 2017:

06 May Macaroons

Macaroons—the delightfully light, mini-meringues of French descent. ... Macaroons—the delightfully light, mini-meringues of French descent. Learn the fine art of making these sophisticated delicacies from making the shells to the fillings.

  • Macaroons
  • Panna Cotta 

13 May Desserts i

Learn the basic techniques of making desserts.... Learn the basic techniques of making desserts:

  • Apple Crumble
  • Cheesecake Gelatin
  • Creme Caramel

29 April Baking Savoury

Make an Italian bread, cake, pizza base and quiche in this fun baking class.... Join this "HOT" beginner class in baking where students make the following:

  • Focaccia
  • Pizza
  • Quiche

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