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Half Day Spun Sugar Workshop

"Exeter Cookery School is a brilliant experience for enthusiastic chefs and amateur cooks alike. My girlfriend and I did the 'Spun Sugar' Half-day workshop and it was excellent fun. I can barely boil an egg, but I was weaving sugar baskets and spinning fancy decorations after just a 2.5 hour course!" Ash

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

Only £65.00 per person inc. VAT

NB: Minimum age 16 years

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!

Spun sugar is a great skill to master as it lets you add beautiful 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 – caramel is 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 give you tips on making nut brittle, praline, caramel tuilles and honeycomb, as well as storage techniques.

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
  • Presentation ideas
  • Short and long-term storage of spun sugar shapes

These are examples of the kind of caramel shapes you will be making:

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

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