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Traditional Afternoon Tea# All Abilities

Saturday 4 May 2019
11:00 - 13:30
5.0 Hours / 2 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£40.00 Course symbols: CL - No Half Fee Available

Course description

There aren't any rules when it comes to the food, but a standard afternoon tea comprises a layer of sandwiches, a layer of cakes and a layer of scones or teacakes. However, you could also throw in pastries, petit fours or biscuits. Create and indulge your friends and family with a variety of tasty treats.

Entry requirements

No prior training or experience needed.

What you will learn

Using traditional techniques and methods to create a variety of products including sponge cakes, fruit bread, slices and preserves. Please note: the content of the course may vary depending on the skill level and experience of learners. You will also learn technical terms associated with this type of baking, as you will have to read recipes and other handouts written in English and discuss them with the tutor and other learners. You will be expected to weigh all your ingredients prior to the start of the lesson and bring them with you. Everyone will be treated equally and every opinion counts. You will be encouraged to discuss ingredients and recipes from your country or cultural background similar to the ones used in your classes. Adaptions for recipes are available if you have allergy concerns, please raise this with the tutor.

How you will learn on this course

You will follow Tutor demonstrations and instructions as well as a detailed recipe sheet. You will be introduced to a variety of cooking methods and food preparation skills. You will be expected to follow the food hygiene and safety practises expected of a food handler.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Prepare and present a range of delicious cakes and pastry dishes with confidence. 2. Understand basic cake making methods and techniques. 3. Follow food safety and hygiene practises.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable to this course.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Practise on your family and friends.

What you need for your course

The tutor will advise.

What you need to bring to the first class

1. Apron, tea towel, washing up sponge, cake box/container, hand mixer. Electric hand mixer plus whisk attachments. 2. 9 inch spring form cake tin lined with parchment/greaseproof. , 10 inch plate or cake board. 3. 4 eggs, then equal weight quantities of flour, caster sugar and butter(use the weight of your eggs as your guide) . 4. Icing sugar for dusting, caster sugar for jam. 5. Vanilla extract/flavouring. 6. 2 punnets raspberries. 7. ¼ pint double cream. 8. Disposable piping bag and star nozzle. 9. Palette knife. 10. 4oz/110g plain flour, 2oz/50g cornflour/rice flour/semolina. 11. 4oz/110g butter. 12. 2oz/50g caster sugar.

What you can do next

Do you need to up skills in Maths, English and ICT? We offer courses in Functional Skills and Level 1/2 in Maths and English, GCSE Maths and English and a range of ICT courses to suit your needs.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking