Pastry Essentials 4: Science of Lamination

  • Baking, Baking Certification
Feb 04 2021
Mar 12 2022



What’s the secret to creating perfect, flaky, buttery layers of puff pastry dough? Alternating sheets of butter and dough, better known as lamination! You’ll learn the science and techniques behind laminated doughs in the fourth of five Pastry Essentials Certificate classes, brought to you by NY Cake Academy’s Baking & Pastry Fundamentals, which can be used to create a variety of pastries from turnovers and tarts to palmier and millefeuille. Guided by our expert instructors, you’ll manipulate the flour base to incorporate layers of butter that release pockets of steam when baked. Most importantly, master the technique of rolling and folding dough, key to creating the flaky layers of every baker’s dream! Utilize your new skills to make apple turnovers and a fresh fruit bar from start to finish, sure to impress your family & friends.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Principles of the lamination method 
  • To make an almond cream
  • Essential knife skills
  • To make a fruit compote
  • How to roll dough with flour & folding tips to create the perfect laminated dough
  • Techniques to glaze

What You’ll Bake (and Taste!):

  • Apple Turnovers
  • Fresh Fruit Bar (Tart)

*Please note, a one-time purchase of our Baking & Pastry Fundamentals toolkit ($160) is required for the in-person class (recommended for live virtual class). Once you've purchased the toolkit, you can use it in any of the 10 Baking & Pastry Fundamentals classes. If you have already purchased this toolkit, please select the class only option when registering.

Included in the Baking & Pastry Fundamentals Toolkit:

  • Apron

  • Brush, Pastry 1-in

  • Knife Bag

  • Knife, Paring

  • Knife, 8-in Chef's

  • Measuring Spoons

  • Peeler, Vegetable

  • Piping Tip, Open Star No. 824

  • Piping Tip, Open Star No. 825

  • Piping Tip, Open Star No. 826

  • Piping Tip, Plain Round No. 802

  • Piping Tip, Plain Round No. 804

  • Piping Tip, Plain Round No. 805

  • Piping Tip, Plain Round No. 806

  • Piping Tip, St. Honore

  • Scissors

  • Scraper, Bench, Rounded

  • Scraper, Smooth Plastic

  • Spatula, 10-in Silicone

  • Spatula, 10-in Straight

  • Spatula, 4.25-in Offset

  • Spatula, 8-in Offset

  • Strainer, Hand

  • Whisk, 12-in French Wire

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