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
  • Gelatin Cheesecake (No Bake)
  • Crème Caramel
  • Apple Crumble
Pastry i
  • Choux Pastry 
  • Crème Patisserie
  • Pate Brisee 
Baking Savoury
  • Focaccia
  • Pizza Base
  • Quiche
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Macaroons
  • Panna Cotta
  • Filling
Desserts ii
  • Fruit Mousse
  • Poached Pear
  • Tiramisu
Pastry ii
  • Puff Pastry
  • Croissant
  • Pain au chocolat
Baking Sweet
  • Banana Bread
  • Madeline 
  • Torta Tres Leches
Chocolate ii
  • Tempering
  • Bon Bons
  • Filling(s)
  • Challah
  • Whole Grain
  • English Muffin


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Fee Structure

Programme of 10 classes:  AED 4,500 + VAT

Programme of 5 classes: AED 2,250 + VAT

Single Classes:            AED 500 + VAT


Day    Saturday

Timing    2pm - 5pm


Schedule for September 2019 - November 2019:

21 September Breads

... Walking past the hundreds if not thousands of boulangeries in Paris or Europe, have you ever asked yourself how its all done? This hands-on class will show you the techniques and secrets to bake delcious breads:

  • Challah
  • Whole Grain
  • English Muffin

28 September Chocolate ii

... Learn the basic techniques of tempering chocolate and making bonbons

  • Tempering Chocolate
  • Bonbons
  • Filling

05 October Desserts ii

... Practice your whipping skills with this introductory class to making beautiful desserts with fruit:

  • Fruit Mousse
  • Poached Pear
  • Tiramisu 

12 October Pastry ii

... Try the new pastry class focusing on producing one of the hardest "pates" in the industry: Puff Pastry
This class is 4 hours*

  • Croissant
  • Pain Au Choc
  • Puff Pastry

19 October Baking Savoury

... Join this "HOT" beginner class in baking where students make the following:

  • Focaccia
  • Pizza
  • Quiche

26 October Macarons

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

  • Macarons
  • Panna Cotta 

02 November Desserts i

... Learn the basic techniques of making desserts:

  • Apple Crumble
  • Cheesecake Gelatin
  • Creme Caramel

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