Sourdough Bagel and Pretzel Making Class

Discover the secrets of creating beautiful bagels and pretzels!

Australian Patisserie Academy

Australian Patisserie Academy


6.5 hours Class size 1 to 5     label $270

In this hands-on and interactive workshop, you will learn all the foundation skills of making beautiful sourdough bagels and pretzels that will surely impress your family and friends.

Each student can expect to practice a range of clearly demonstrated yeast dough’s, shaping techniques and production methods to create delicious bagels and pretzels while using fillings to garnish your products.

What you will learn:

  • Understanding of sourdough starters
  • How to develop a bagel dough
  • When to add fruits to a developed dough
  • How to make a pretzel dough
  • How to roll and shape a traditional pretzel
  • How to produce the Lye solution safely
  • How to apply the solution safely on the pretzels
  • Proofing and baking techniques
  • Glazing and finishing techniques

This class has been designed in such a way that you will be able to replicate these products at home or in a professional environment. Plus, you'll leave the class with your delicious bagel and pretzels to take home!

Please note: You will receive a confirmation email seven days before your class starts with all the information you will need for the day.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All materials are included in the cost of the course.
  • Your bagel and pretzels to take home.
What to bring
Information regarding clothing:
  • The Australian Patisserie Academy is a professional training facility. Appropriate clothing must be worn at all times including long pants, a cotton shirt with sleeves and fully closed in flat, non-slip shoes. You will be given an Australian Patisserie hat and apron to use on the day but if you have a full chef’s uniform, please feel free to wear it.
  • Proper attire including long pants, cotton shirts with sleeves and appropriate footwear are essential entry requirements to attend classes. These are important necessities to prevent injury in case of spillage.
  • Long pants: this means pants that cover your entire leg. Shorts or three-quarter pants are not permitted.
  • Cotton shirts with sleeves: this means shirts that cover the top part of your arm as well as your entire torso. Singlets, crop tops, halter neck or sleeveless tops are not permitted.
  • Fully closed in, flat, non-slip shoes: this means flat shoes that cover your foot in its entirety with a rubber sole. Ballerina shoes, shoes with a heel or open shoes of any kind are not permitted.
  • No jewellery is to be worn during class. Long hair must be tied back neatly. Students without appropriate attire may not be submitted to classes and thus forfeit their enrolment.

250 Blaxland Road, Ryde NSW

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Australian Patisserie Academy
Australian Patisserie Academy


The Australian Patisserie Academy joins TAFE NSW as a specialist centre at the hospitality hub of Ryde Campus, which also features the Sydney Wine Academy and the Sydney Coffee Academy.

Our programs provide culinary professionals and food enthusiasts the opportunity to further your patisserie training, giving you the confidence and expertise to shine in the kitchen.

The Academy offers specialised courses in chocolate, patisserie, sugar, bread, cake design and decoration.

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