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Sweet tooth calling? Join renowned author and food blogger Sarah Graham on a journey through a confectionery wonderland as she shares her favourite recipes for sweet treats and edible gifts.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover just how easy it is to make classics like nougat, petits fours, shortbread, salted caramel and more with everyday affordable ingredients and kitchenware.
This course is packed with easy dessert recipes, gift ideas and homemade sweets that anyone can practice and perfect.
Sarah Graham started her food blog in May 2010, and later that year was the first South African food blogger to be awarded a book contract. Since then, Sarah has gone on to author her cookbooks, ‘Bitten’ and ‘Smitten,’ and her own TV show.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Sweet Treats|
|Section 2: Chocolate|
Hello and welcome to your first lesson on Sweet Treats! In this lesson, we’ll be getting chummy with chocolate. We’ll cover the ins and outs of making chocolate truffles: those little melt-in-your-mouth nuggets of chocolatey goodness. You’ll also learn how to turn them into a decadent spiced hot chocolate – the perfect after-dinner treat. Excited to get started? We thought so.
|Section 3: Miniature Cakes|
In this lesson, we’ll be making petits fours: cute, bite-sized teatime treats. We’ll walk you through everything from making the cake, to preparing the icing, and icing and decorating them. They might look fiddly, but if you follow a few basic steps, making them at home will be … well, a piece of cake. Let’s tuck in!
Miniature Cakes Quiz
|Section 4: Biscuits and Slices|
Hi there! Welcome to our lesson on biscuits and slices. The humble biscuit is very often overlooked in the kitchen, but it’s really a brilliant blank canvas for so many unique flavours. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make a delicious, buttery rosemary shortbread to pair with a really simple lemon curd. Ready to sink your teeth in? Let’s go.
Biscuits and Slices Quiz
|Section 5: Caramel and Fudge|
Salted caramel is the stuff that all your dessert dreams are made of. It can be scooped greedily straight out of the jar or it can be added into little tartlets or ice cream and turned into something truly glorious. In this lesson, we’re not only going to learn how to make salted caramel, but we’ll also discover how to use it for the tastiest end results. Ready to give it a go? Walk this way.
Caramel and Fudge Quiz
|Section 6: Sweet Jams|
It’s hard to imagine a world without jam, whether it’s simply spread on toast early in the morning or dolloped onto scones for afternoon tea. In this lesson, you’ll learn tips and tricks to make your own jam at home – plus Sarah’s favourite fuss-free lemony drop scones. Let’s get started!
Sweet Jams Quiz
|Section 7: Nougat and Marshmallows|
|In this lesson, we’ll be getting better acquainted with nougat and marshmallows. This means working with sugar syrups – often a terrifying prospect for people. But never fear! If you follow a few basic tips and tricks, you’ll see that it’s easy to make your own gorgeously sticky nougat and cloudy, fluffy marshmallows. We’ll walk you through it. Let’s go.|
Nougat and Marshmallows Quiz
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