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Half Day Spun Sugar Workshop

HALF DAY COURSE (9:30am - 12:00pm / 2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Only £65.00 per person inc. VAT

This isn’t cooking – it’s playtime!

Spun sugar work takes our chef back to when he was four year old and creating shapes from Plasticine or building Lego houses, cars and helicopters.

Spinning sweet golden gossamer threads over the back of a ladle or around a sharpening steel to create beautiful caramel cages or springs is no different. Pure magic!

Evocations of childhood aside, spun sugar is a great skill to master as it lets you add beautiful crunchy garnishes to your desserts and offers the home cook enormous scope to impress family and friends.

So, after a chat with the chef about safety – that stuff gets hot! – and with cheffy tips and tricks for making perfect and foolproof caramel, it’s on to the good stuff. We’ll make caramel as a base for all manner of crazy stuff: cages, springs, hazelnut lattices, rings for housing ice creams or sorbets, capsules containing flavoured oils; and caramel-coated hazelnut droplets.

We’ll also make nut brittle, praline, caramel tuilles and honeycomb.

At the end of the spun sugar workshop you’ll get to take home everything you’ve made.

Techniques learnt:

  • Making caramel
  • Controlling the temperature
  • Preventing crystallization
  • Preparing and organizing the work area
  • Creating various caramel and spun sugar shapes
  • Ideas on templates and moulds for shaping
  • Making Praline and Nut Brittle
  • Presentation ideas
  • Short and long-term storage of spun sugar shapes

These are examples of the kind of dishes you could be making;

  • Cages
  • Springs
  • Hazelnut lattices
  • Rings for housing ice creams or sorbets
  • Capsules containing flavoured oils
  • Caramel-coated hazelnut droplets
  • Nut brittle
  • Praline
  • Caramel tuilles
  • Honeycomb

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