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Learn to Make Puff Pastry

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Puff Pastry was invented in about 1645 by a French pastry cook's apprentice named Claudius Gele. At the end of his apprenticeship, Claudius wanted to bake a delicious loaf of bread for his sick father, who was prescribed a diet consisting of water, flour, and butter. Claudius prepared a dough, packing the butter into it, kneading the dough out on the table, folding it, and repeating the procedure ten times, after which he molded the dough into a loaf.

Chef Jessica Backus-Foster of  will teach:

  • Hands-on techniques for making puff pastry
  • How to make sweet cheese, breakfast, apple pie, and mushroom/Swiss cheese fillings

Everyone can sample pastries! 

Participants are asked to help with clean-up.

Cost is $35 per person or $30 per CCESC enrollee*. 

*Anyone can enroll in CCESC for an annual contribution of $25. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.

Program fees support the cost of instructors, refreshments, materials, and facilities.

Space is limited for this program and paid registration is required in advance. Registration can be completed online. 

Contact the CCESC office to request any special accommodations.


$35 per person; $30 per CCESC Member

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CCE Catskill Kitchen (Use Back Entrance)
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, NY 12754