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Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« on: May 05, 2016, 07:21:47 am »
I have just received a phone call from Monika Pawlisz, Regional Manager regarding these pastry cooking classes in Adelaide suburbs next week.  As a result, we have 3 tickets to the following classes (worth $70 each) to give away to the first people who want them. 

Pastry with Maria Stuart
Western Youth Centre - 2 tickets available these tickets have been taken
79 Marion Road, Cowandilla
Thursday 12th May at 7 pm.

Jubilee Community Centre - 1 ticket available
Main Hall,
7 Jubilee Way
Wynn Vale
Friday 13th May at 7 pm

If you are interested, just post below - first in first served.  I'll let Monika know your names and she'll add you to the list.  When you arrive you only need to mention this competition and they will find your name on the list.

Samples for tasting and recipes of most items will be given.
Not suitable for GF

If you don't want to go alone, perhaps you could ask a friend and split the $70 cost of the second person's ticket.  Tickets can be purchased via the above link.   

Be quick, next week is not that far away!
« Last Edit: May 10, 2016, 01:07:04 am by judydawn »
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2016, 08:29:49 am »
If only I lived closer. ;D
Very good of Monika to offer these free tickets to the classes Judy.
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 12:52:11 pm »
How kind of Monika. I wish I was in SA. I'd love to attend one of these.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2016, 09:53:42 am »
I can highly recommend this pastry class with Maria.  I attended one held here in Victoria and really enjoyed it and picked up some helpful tips as well.
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 10:19:28 am »
Thanks Margaret, that's nice to know.
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 11:22:10 am »
No takers yet? 
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2016, 11:39:06 am »
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 07:18:49 am »
I saw on FB that Nik from Skinnymixers will be attending Friday nights class at Wynn Vale.
If you grab this free ticket you might be able to meet her  :)
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 07:23:20 am »
Ha ha Katie, thanks for trying to find a home for this free offer. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 12:26:50 pm »
Just trying to help!

Could I please have a ticket for the Thursday night class at Cowandilla, thank you HO and Judy.
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 12:41:50 pm »
I'll go with you Katie if that's OK with you.
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2016, 01:40:41 pm »
I'm sure you will enjoy it ladies. I followed her method for making some pastry from you tube and it was excellent.
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2016, 06:38:52 am »
Last night Judy and I attended the pastry class at Cowandilla.  It was a great class and we both enjoyed it. 

Thank you again Monika and HO for the tickets.

Maria is so lovely and very knowledgeable.  She made 4 different types of pastry at the beginning of the class and then she used the pastries to make vegetarian sausage rolls, beef & Guinness pie, vanilla slice & lemon tart.  All pastries and recipes seemed like something that could be easily made at home.

Lots and lots of tips given by Maria during the night, including showing us how to use the TMX baking beads.  Judy gave me some of these a couple of years ago and I haven't used them once.  I'll definitely be using these soon.

Another great tip is to whenever you've worked your pastry you must let it rest for awhile before its baked, to relax the gluten.  She also said to rest most things made with flour before you bake them.  Things like cake, cupcakes, scones, pancakes etc.  Make them then let them rest for 15 to 20 minutes before you bake them (to let the gluten relax).  Do this and she promises you'll get better results - your pastry won't shrink, your cupcakes won't dome in the middle and your scones will be light and fluffy.

The tasting plate at the end of the night included decent sized portions of everything (my favourite was the lemon tart).
If you do have the opportunity to attend one of Maria's classes, please do as I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Here are some photos...
Katie from Adelaide, SA

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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2016, 07:10:04 am »
Thank you Katie, you're worth bottling xx. Nothing more to add, Katie was spot on with her review of the night including the best recipe.
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Re: Pastry classes free tickets - South Australia
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2016, 08:12:19 am »
Katie & Judy I am so glad that you both enjoyed the pastry class.  Maria is such a lovely lady and always so helpful.  I have to agree with you both that the lemon tart is delicious, as is the vanilla slice even if it is a bit messy to eat.  :P :P :P
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