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Frank Haasnoot teaches on Savour Online Classes

Frank-Haasnoot---Savour-Online-ClassesWorld Chocolate Master Frank Haasnoot is making an exclusive guest appearance on Savour Online Classes, giving you all the secrets to enable you to replicate his amazing designs.

Frank was a Guest Chef at Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School in November teaching hands-on classes in our hands-on facility in Brunswick. We were very fortunate to be able arrange a free day with Frank to film his Online Classes.

With so many recipes and techniques in Frank’s repertoire, it was almost impossible to decide what to film. We could have spent the entire day to film one of his spectacular and complex recipes, but Frank had another idea.

‘How do you make your garnishes?’ That’s the number 1 question World Chocolate Master Frank Haasnoot is asked. His suggestion, why not give the people want they want to know. We spent approximately 7 hours filming the five chocolate garnish videos.

Frank Haasnoot PDF Recipe

Starting today, subscribers will be able to get unlimited access to the first of his five part video series. Each video will focus on a particular garnish technique. The will also be able to download a PDF of with more notes to help you learn.

CLICK NOW to subscribe and watch Frank’s five part video series on Savour Online Classes.

Frank-Haasnoot---Matcha-GarnishFrank Haasnoot was born in the Netherlands and worked in several pastry shops around the world. In 2007, Frank placed 4th in the World Chocolate Masters won in 2011, placing him in a very select group of pastry chefs. Since his victory, he has worked at The Victorian in Kuwait and is currently working at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.

Behind the Scenes of Savour Online Classes

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is nearing its 1st Birthday, and to celebrate we thought we’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at the making of our Lamington recipe, just to show you the 5 week process in creating one of our videos and releasing it online.

STEP 1: RECIPE IDEA – 5 WEEKS PRIOR
It all starts with an idea. A recipe idea is conceived by award winning pastry chef and host of Savour Online Classes Kirsten Tibballs, with the weights and measurements crudely drawn on a scrap piece of paper.

In the case of the Lamington, the recipe was voted by our subscribers as the recipe they most wanted to see (36% of the votes). The Lamington was a creation from Kirsten Tibballs’ debut cookbook Chocolate to Savour, so the recipe was mostly already constructed.

Lamington - Savour Online ClassesSTEP 2: RECIPE DEVELOPMENT – 4 WEEKS PRIOR
Kirsten will give the recipe to the Savour team to create it for the first time. They will meticulously follow the recipe and method to ensure that it looks right, the measurements are correct and most importantly, it tastes good.

Once the product is created, Kirsten will work with the team on the notes taken about how the recipe went, plus also providing a yield, difficulty and the time taken to create this particular product.

If adjustments are needed to the recipe, Kirsten and the Savour team will continue to make the product to ensure the recipe is perfect. Nothing goes any further until it is!

STEP 3: FILMING – 3 WEEKS PRIOR
Filming of our online classes is done in our studio setup at Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School.

We genially have our hands-on classes running simultaneously whilst we filming, so if you can hear our resident teacher and pastry chef Paul Kennedy in the audio, you know why. Yes, it’s sound proof and yes, he has a loud voice.

Some of our recipes have taken up to 2 full days (16 hours) just to complete the filming. In the case of the Lamington, we managed to get it finished in 8 hours.

Lamington - Savour Online ClassesKirsten also doesn’t use cue cards, or any prompts with her product knowledge. Basically, she’s a walking encyclopaedia of all things chocolate and patisserie.

The finished recipes are normally given away as gifts or devoured by our hungry staff.

STEP 4: EDITING – 2 WEEKS PRIOR
One of the longest stages in creating a video recipe is the editing process.

Some videos can take up to 5 full days to edit some of the largest recipes. In the hours spent filming, mistakes sometimes do happen. Kirsten might flub her lines, or spill some chocolate on the bench and need it cleaned. But, we don’t want to bore you with all that.

For the lamington recipe we took approximately 7 hours of footage and cut it down to 42 minutes. Much better!

STEP 4: FINAL RECIPE – 1 WEEK PRIOR
At this stage, the final changes and editing of the recipe take place. We pretty up the downloadable recipe with a picture and make sure it’s good to go.

Lamington - Savour Online ClassesNow with the edited video and the formatted recipe, Kirsten watches the video to ensure it correctly matches the recipe.

STEP 5: UPLOAD AND RELEASE
We have a finished recipe and video…yay!

The video and recipe is uploaded to the server, ready for you to create in your own kitchen.

As you can see it’s a long process, but we really enjoy bringing these video recipes to you.  This is why we have to plan well in advance with some of the recipes we make, but also to give you an idea as to why the Lamington recipe couldn’t just be available the day after the poll ended.

If you have any questions, or feedback, please visit us on our Forum, or find us on Facebook or Instagram.

You can subscribe to Savour Online Classes as a yearly or monthly subscriber. You get unlimited access to a wide range of recipes from beginner, intermediate to advanced.

Click here to find out more

World’s Largest Flower Bouquet at Cake Bake & Sweets Show

Chocolate lovers will be salivating in October as Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School in Melbourne unveils the world’s largest chocolate flower bouquet at the Cake Bake and Sweets Show.

 

More than 100 kilograms of Callebaut Belgium White Chocolate will be used to construct the 7 metre long by 1.7 metre wide chocolate flower bouquet for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

World renowned chocolatier and Savour School director Kirsten Tibballs is looking forward to the challenge and achieving the goal. However, she won’t be alone, with help from her experienced team of pastry chefs and chocolatiers. The team includes award winning chefs Paul Kennedy and Robyn Curnow who each have a combined experience of 50 years between them. Current and former students of the school including Jean Kirkland, Rebecca Carins, Yuliana Sutanto, Maggie Winata, Janine Sang and John Law are also getting behind the challenge and are helping  with the record attempt.

 

“Chocolate flowers class is something we regularly teach at Savour, so it is a great opportunity to show off the talent of our pastry chefs and allows the public to be able to view this spectacular display. Plus, to get the Guinness World Record will be a massive achievement,” Kirsten says.

 

It will take more than 900 hours to complete the task and work on the arrangement is commencing shortly. A full size version has been drawn, which will determine how many flowers are needed.

 

The challenge will be transporting the hundreds of individual flowers to the Cake Bake & Sweets Show and its painstaking assembly. Racing against the clock, and the pressures of a live event, the chocolate flower bouquet will aim to be completed late Saturday, or early Sunday, for assessment by the official Guinness adjudicator.

 

“We’re looking forward to creating something that’s never been done before and seeing the arrangement come to fruition. It’s going to be a big task but completely rewarding at the same time. I’ll enjoy watching people’s faces when they see the finished product,” Kirsten says.

 

Kirsten Tibballs is one of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers. Kirsten represented Australia at the World Pastry Championships in Las Vegas, where she was recognised as the best in the world for her handmade chocolates, as well as winning gold in the Pastry Olympics in Germany. She has also been a judge at the World Chocolate Masters in Paris, The Patisserie Grand Prix in Japan and The World Chocolate Masters National selections in London. Kirsten has also appeared as a regular judge on Masterchef.

 

The Guinness Book of World Records largest chocolate flower bouquet will be unveiled at the Cake, Bake and Sweets Show from October 3rd – 5th in Melbourne at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

 

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Learn to make Chocolate Easter Eggs with Savour Online Classes

Savour Online Classes is proud to present the latest video recipes for you to learn – Chocolate Easter Eggs!

 

These spectacular eggs are surprisingly easy to master. You can apply these eye catching decorations to others moulds to use year round. You can learn to make a leopard print easter egg, a spotted easter egg and a beautiful red egg called ‘rouge’.

 

You can subscribe now to our Savour Online Classes either Monthly ($12.95) or Annually ($99 – Best Value).

 

Check out this short trailer of the Easter Eggs ideas you can create:

 

Learn to make Chocolate Butterflies with Savour Online Classes

Chocolate ButterfliesSavour Online Classes is proud to present the latest video recipe for you to learn – Chocolate Butterflies!

 

Kirsten Tibballs teaches you a beautiful and timeless chocolate decoration perfect for showpieces, cakes, wedding cakes and croquembouches, or even in miniature to decorate éclairs. Kirsten has made these butterflies for the past 15 years, and the design still has wow-factor!

 

You can subscribe now to our Savour Online Classes either Monthly ($12.95) or Annually ($99 – Best Value).