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Vegan Pastry Essentials II

Discover the world of vegan puff pastries. Learn to bake your own delicious croissants, pain au chocolat, apple strudel, and much more. Taught by vegan chef Diana Kronenberg.

Part 1: The Basics of Puff Pastry

Dive into the basics of puff pastry baking and learn about the crucial important elements you need to get right

What you will learn:

  • The difference between German, French, and Dutch puff pastry
  • Why temperature is crucially important (and how to keep your dough cool enough) 
  • Why you should use a flour with a high-protein content
  • What makes a phyllo dough special and how to easily fix a common problem 
  • How to replace traditional butter with a vegan alternative (and what to watch out for)
  • How to make your own vegan butter from scratch

Part 2: Strudel Dough

Learn to prepare the delicate Strudel dough and create your own delicious apple strudel topped with vanilla sauce.

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare the basic strudel dough that you can use for both sweet and savory strudels
  • How to create an incredibly thin yet elastic strudel dough by using a simple yet super effective rolling technique
  • Why a simple kitchen towel or bed linen might be the most important tool for getting the perfect strudel
  • How to prepare and bake the traditional sweet apple strudel topped with a smooth vanilla sauce
  • How to make a savory strudel with an aromatic quinoa and sweet potato filling

Part 3: Puff Pastry Dough

Discover how to make a vegan puff pastry dough to bake your own croissants and pain au chocolat.

What you will learn:

  • What a butter slab is and why it might be the most crucial element in making an elegant croissant dough
  • Discover the invaluable lamination technique that makes croissants so fluffy yet crisp at the same time
  • Why it is immensely important to pay attention to timing and temperature - and how to always get these right
  • How to fold, shape, roll and bake the perfect croissant and pain au chocolat in your own kitchen

Part 4: Phyllo Dough

Learn to prepare a thin and elastic phyllo dough step by step and bake pistachio-filled baklava that goes perfect with a freshly brewed coffee or tea.

What you will learn:

  • How to make a phyllo dough from scratch using nothing but three simple ingredients 
  • The right way to roll and shape your phyllo dough to create a stack of perfectly thin layers 
  • How to create a sweet and satisfying baklava dessert filled with pistachio nuts and a juicy syrup

Part 5: Blitz Puff Pastry

Short in time? Then this blitz puff pastry is the right thing for you!

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare a fast and uncomplicated puff pastry dough that takes less than 1 hour until you can start baking
  • Why ice cubes are the secret ingredient to getting your dough to just the right consistency in almost no time
  • How to prepare a creamy custard filling that will caramelize beautifully once you bake the pasteis in the oven
  • Discover how to make small vanilla-flavored cakes that will complement your next family afternoon perfectly. 
  • On top of that, you’ll also learn to create a savory spinach-filled version that you can serve your friends and family during your next dinner