This course will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of pastry production that includes mixing and baking a variety of pastry doughs, making fillings, and applying appropriate finishes. Working in a practical lab, students will prepare a variety of pies, tarts, and pastries using a combination of doughs, fillings, and finishes. Students will apply food safe and sanitation concepts, as well as practice safe work procedures and working in a professional and respectful manner. Students will be evaluated through daily practical work, theoretical testing, and an applied practical test.
This pastry dough class teaches students about flakey, sweet and cookie doughs, which are the primary pastry dough types. Students learn the different mixing, rolling, and turning techniques required with each dough type. Hands-on activities resulting in the creation of pastries and tarts are integral to this pastry and baking class. Through repetition and practice the student will build their skills and develop confidence.
Topics covered in Course include:
Common Pastry terminology
Sanitation and safety practices in pastry production
Baking tools and utensils and equipment
Weighing and measuring in baking
Panning, Baking and Cooling
Pastry doughs (flaky and short crust)
Pie assembly and baking
Pastry and Pie fillings
Rough Puff pastry
Éclair Paste, Pate a choux
Cookie Tarts and decoration
The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.