It is often said that the best pastry chefs have cold hands. Apparently, pastry doesn’t stick to cool skin. It sounds credible but it does make you wonder why more polar bears don’t become pastry chefs. Making profiteroles has to be better than sitting on a block of melting ice waiting for a seal to appear.
Today’s one-off Big Deal is a tasty way to learn how to keep cool in the kitchen while cooking up a storm.
A brand new, state of the art cookery school, the Tennent’s Training Academy is where the nation’s top chefs, bar staff and mixologists are made.
Your foodie fun at the gastronomic boot camp will be hosted by Head Chef Martin Teplitzky. The Australian chef has had a career spanning more than thirty years working all over the globe and there’s not much you can tell him about the wonderful world of dough.
While guests fortify themselves with a delicious afternoon tea of sandwiches, freshly baked scones and specially selected teas, Martin will be giving a dessert workshop and demonstrating how to make yumtastic choux pastry éclairs.
Having seen the master at work, it’s up to you to test your skills by making your own array of choux pastries. Natch, Martin will be on hand to guide the eclair scholars and ensure that your cakes are more Masterchef than Kitchen Nightmares.
Having baked your heart out, your time at the Academy ends with a relaxing G ‘n’ T in the bar. From there, you will be transported to Corinthian where you can enjoy free entry to the fantastic club.
The deal is fully inclusive of all produce, equipment and the sandwiches, scones and teas.
Today’s Big Deal is perfect if you want to brush up your pastry skills and it would also make an enjoyable gift for any dessert-loving friends.
If you want a fabulously fun day out grazing on an afternoon tea and tackling the Great Teplitzky Éclair Challenge, then today’s Big Deal is:
£39.99 for a unique afternoon tea and pastry cookery demo at Tennent’s Training Academy in Glasgow: a 60% saving on the standard £99