Join Damien to master the art of making rough puff pastry, puff pastry’s easier to make, but just as delicious cousin. In this class you will learn about the art of lamination, how different types of flour and fats will give different results, ideal baking temperatures, and the pastry’s many, versatile uses. With Damien as your guide, you will then use the pastry to make recipes including: traditional Cornish meat and vegetable pasties, a throwback to Damian’s family heritage; a provincial French olive and onion tart, served with a classic vinaigrette tossed winter garden salad; and for something sweet, Damian will make the French classic, upside-down caramelised apple tarte tatin.
Pastry Essentials: Rough Puff Pastry
Master rough puff pastry and make delicious recipes
Whether you want to explore a new cuisine, learn some new techniques or simply expand your cooking repertoire, our highly experienced instructors will show you how to prepare delicious dishes that are guaranteed to impress. Click here for more information the class format.
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About the Chef
Owner/Chef, Piper Street Food Company
Growing up the son of chefs and restaurateurs, it now seems inevitable that Damian would end up in the kitchen as a career. After starting his apprenticeship in the nineties in his mother’s restaurant, Erica’s Brasserie, he quickly found himself at home in the familiar surrounds of a busy kitchen, and thrived in the high pressure environment. After completing his apprenticeship and working his way up the ranks through various restaurants in Adelaide, he set off for a 12 month stint in Europe, travelling and working his way around western and Eastern Europe. Arriving back in Australia, Damian moved to Melbourne to take up a position at one of Melbourne’s most renowned restaurants, Il Bacaro. In 2006 Damian moved his small family to Kyneton to open his own restaurant, the award-winning Pizza Verde. The restaurant was sold in 2010, allowing Damian to establish The Piper St. Food Company, a beautiful picnic shop and cooking school based on traditional cooking around a shared table. More