Tom Morrell

The Pie Shop

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    $299

    Includes personal feedback and tuition. More

  • $99

    Learn in an online classroom with no more than 20 classmates. More

Course Description

If you love comforting classics such as pork pie and sausage rolls this is the course for you. River Cottage chef Tom Morrell will teach you all the skills necessary to make a variety of savoury pastry recipes – including shortcrust, rough puff, hot water crust and suet.

By the end of this course you will have gained the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to create homemade baked delights for any occasion.

Course outline

  • Hot water pastry

    In this first lesson Tom will teach you how to perfect pork pie pastry. Get Tom’s tips for working with this pastry, and practise what you’ve learned with the creation of the ultimate River Cottage pork pie.

  • Rough puff pastry

    A common misconception is that puff pastry is tricky to work with. In this lesson Tom will teach you otherwise and show you how puff pastry can be as easy to cook with as, well, pie! By following a few simple guidelines you can have perfect puff pastry every time, and by the end of this lesson you will have created sausage rolls, cheese straws and a cheese, potato and basil tart.

  • Shortcrust

    Shortcrust pastry can be great for both savoury and sweet dishes. Follow Tom’s method and learn the art of blind baking and sealing. By the end of this lesson you will have created tart cases, an indulgent veggie roast onion and blue cheese quiche.

  • Suet pastry

    Suet pastry is a good, old-fashioned British pastry used for steamed or boiled, sweet and savoury puddings. Learn how to work with this versatile pastry, and put your skills to the test with the ultimate comfort food – steamed suet pudding.

Choose how you want to learn

  • The Expert option

    Recommended

    Develop your learning further with marked assignments and personal tuition from Tom Morrell

    • Start course whenever you like
    • 4 weeks tutor access for personalised assignment feedback & coaching
    • 4 assignments marked by Tom Morrell
    • Certificate of completion from Tom Morrell
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • Group chat & direct message with tutor & classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $299
  • The Peer option

    Discover the benefits of group learning in an online interactive classroom of no more than 20 people. Get the most from shared knowledge and community study

    • Start course whenever you like
    • Practise what you learn with your peers
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • 4 course assignments
    • Group chat & direct message classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $99

Learn better together

  • Online classroom

    Start anytime and join a class of no more than 20 students

    Start anytime and join a class of no more than 20 students
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with assignments after each lesson

    Practice what you learn with assignments after each lesson
  • Personal tuition

    Exclusive assignment feedback from Expert Tutors

    Exclusive assignment feedback from Expert Tutors
  • Share

    Share ideas with classmates from around the world

    Share ideas with classmates from around the world

Meet Tom Morrell

Chef at River Cottage, quarterfinalist for MasterChef: The Professionals

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