Learn to make puff pastry from scratch in a Jacican puff pastry cooking class

vanilla slice in the Jacican cooking school kitchen Mirboo North

Prepare for an exciting and engaging hands-on experience at all Jacican cooking classes, including our puff pastry cooking class, where you'll be actively involved in every step of the process. 

At Jacican, you have the exclusive opportunity to learn the art of making puff pastry from scratch from me, Jaci Hicken, a chef who has been perfecting this skill since childhood.

As a kid, I taught myself how to make puff pastry by following the Women's Weekly cookbook recipe resting the pastry for 20 minutes between rolling and folding. 

I would then make a custard tart with the finished puff pastry to share with my family.

As a chef with a few years of baking under my apron, I now know that making puff pastry by hand can take days, with all the pastries resting, rolling and folding.  

It is ideal to rest your puff pastry overnight between turns to create hundreds of thin layers of flaky pastry.

Through the magic of a four-hour puff pastry cooking class, you will make puff pastry, working through all the steps, including making the détrempe, rolling and folding to laminate your pastry. 

The puff pastry you make in a Jacican puff pastry cooking class is not just for show. 

It will be baked into delicious treats like vanilla slices, custard tarts, and vol-u-vents, which you can take home and enjoy.

Puff pastry ingredients

In many of my cooking classes, ‘the one I prepared earlier’ sometimes pops out of the fridge so you can fast-forward through some steps.

This may happen with puff pastry and other classes at Jacican, including my preserving classes.

Upcoming Jacican pastry cooking classes are on the following dates:

puff pastry about to do the first fold

Don't worry if the scheduled classes don't fit your calendar. 

All Jacican cooking classes can be arranged as private sessions for groups of four or more people on a day and time that suits you best. 

For a complete list of cooking classes, including dates for Walk Amongst the Weeds five-course lunches, go to Jacican cooking classes.

I look forward to cooking with you!


Walk amongst the weeds

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Cooking Classes

jacican preserving cooking class

Private Classes

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Acknowledgment of country

Hello, I’m Jaci Hicken, from the lands of the Brataualung clan, which is where I’ve spent most of my life.

I would like to acknowledge all of us here today to cook together and share a meal.

I love sharing my dream of growing the food this country has to offer and share it with you.

The traditional place that we come together today is on the lands Gunaikurnai people

And I’d like to pay my respects to our elders past, present, emerging leaders, along with all the young people in our community.

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