Whether your interest lies in patisserie or chocolate work, it is important to have the right equipment and utensils. Kirsten takes you through her list of versatile and essential kitchen must-haves.
This beautiful, light entremet encompasses layers of almond shortbread, basil Madeline sponge, passionfruit mousse made with Italian meringue, milk chocolate custard, white chocolate mousse and lemon jelly. Finished with a yellow coloured white chocolate glaze and garnished with yellow chocolate discs, gold chocolate spheres and a white chocolate nest created with the shock crystallisation technique.
Yeild 3 Entremets
3 hours 40 mins
Learn to make both plain and hazelnut Palmiers. A traditional French treat, these delicious crispy biscuits use puff pastry as the base. – Egg free.
2 hours 30 mins
An indulgent éclair sure to please. Piped choux pastry filled with coffee infused cream, dipped in a dark chocolate glaze and topped with crunchy cinnamon crumble, white chocolate curls, salted caramel crispearls and cocoa nibs.
1 hour 10 mins
Internationally acclaimed pastry chef, Johan Martin, reveals his secrets to creating the perfect chocolate croissant and demonstrates how to create a coloured dough.
Class tags: pain aux chocolat
Yeild 16 croissants
This playful entremet layers a range of textures with light summer flavours. Coconut shortbread pastry, salted caramel, coconut financier, passionfruit crème, white chocolate mousse covered in a pink chocolate glaze and garnished with fun, colourful chocolate sticks.
3 hours 10 mins
Linzer pastry filled with berry compote and an Italian meringue chocolate ganache, covered with a chocolate glaze and finished with a piped chocolate garnish. This class will teach you all the components for creating these decadent Chocolate Berry Tarts.
Yeild 10 x 80mm
2 hours 10 mins
A modern interpretation of the classic Paris Brest. Sable topped choux pastry filled with raspberry jelly and vanilla custard arranged on a Brenton shortbread base with salted caramel, crowned with a dark chocolate disc and garnished with raspberry jelly cubes, thin white chocolate curls, edible flowers and micro mint.
2 hours 35 mins
A delicious milk chocolate dipped biscuit with an exciting centre. Strawberry jam and egg-free strawberry marshmallow sandwiched between two hazelnut pastry biscuits and then enrobed in milk couverture topped with a beautiful chocolate leaf garnish.
1 hour 15 mins
A traditional Scottish style shortbread with a beautiful buttery flavour and crumbly texture. These can be enjoyed all year round and make for the perfect Christmas treat.
A beautifully rustic baked tart with speculoos spiced pastry, vanilla custard and berries.
First featured in Kirsten Tibball’s debut cookbook Chocolate to Savour, the Bombi Chocolate Bar is comprised of Breton shortbread, caramel, and honey ganache, enrobed in milk chocolate and finished with a white chocolate garnish created with a technique using frozen alcohol.
A deliciously comforting tart ideally served warm. Sweet shortcrust pastry, salted caramel, almond cream, figs and caramelised almonds. For a sweeter flavour, replace the figs for apples or pears.
Yeild 2 x 200mm tarts