Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries DVD


Item: W0097R


Learn how to draw compelling characters for picture books that will be read again and again.

Alongside accomplished illustrator Lynne Chapman, you’ll start with techniques for using basic shapes to draw any human character with proportions perfect for picture books. With these fundamentals covered, find out how to draw cute animals with personified features and animal-specific details. Next, build skills for drawing clothes that reveal your character’s gender, age, profession and personality traits. Move on to drawing facial expressions and body language that show your character’s emotions and personality. Then, build confidence drawing characters on the move with two fun exercises. You’ll even find out how to bring your scenes to life by showing the interactions between your characters and their surroundings.

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

Brioche Dough (12:00)
Meet your instructor, pastry chef Joanne Chang, as she walks you through the process of making brioche dough. Mix along with Joanne as she offers numerous tips for working dough in a stand mixer and teaches you how to assess when it’s done. Then, learn to proof, shape and bake your dough into a traditional loaf.

Basic Brioche Shapes (18:14)
Next, turn your dough into a variety of shapes, from a simple roll to a traditional brioche à tête. Master the art of the brioche à tête as Joanne demonstrates forming the head and making sure it stays on in the oven! Then move onto brioche à sucre and finally learn Joanne’s own pull-apart brioche buns, no shaping necessary!

Twice-Baked Brioche (14:37)
ooking for that perfect make-ahead recipe for special guests? Learn how to transform day-old brioche into a decedent treat soaked in almond syrup and topped with frangipane — or almond cream — and slivered almonds and then baked to a golden brown. Not only can you make each component days ahead of time, but the entire dish can be made up to two days before, too!

Craquelin (16:22)
Make candied oranges by simmering slices in a simple syrup for the filling of this decadent treat. Roll out your dough and then line it with the oranges before you fold and trim it into pieces that are proofed, topped with slivered almonds and baked.

Brioche au Chocolat & Pain aux Raisins (22:00)
Discover two favorite brioche treats filled with classic French pastry cream. First, cook along with Joanne as you temper your egg yolks before adding to your milk to make to make a thick vanilla-flavored custard. Roll out your dough before adding chocolate and folding in half, or add raisins and roll into a jelly roll. Finally, cut, proof, bake and even add a sugar glaze.

Savory Brioche Recipes (20:48)
Turn your attention from the sweet to the savory as you explore topping or filling your brioche dough with cheeses, pesto, meats and even a fresh egg. Form mini deep-dish pizzas and hot pockets and make Joanne’s special pesto recipe where she blanches the basil to add an extra punch of flavor.

Sticky Sticky Buns (10:20)
Master the sticky buns that brought down competitive chef Bobby Flay. Joanne shares her exclusive recipe for her famous sweet rolls as you learn how to make the rich caramel sauce that will give your rolls their “goo.” Then, roll out your dough, layer on a sweet, nutty mixture, roll up and cut into buns. Proof, bake and prepare to get stuck on this treat!

Your Instructor

Lynne Chapman

Over the course of nearly 30 years as an illustrator, Lynne Chapman has published more than 30 children’s picture books. Along with working on books, Lynne has taught drawing and illustration at The Sheffield College and Hallam University in England, as well as in workshops across the globe. Lynne also runs Urban Sketchers Yorkshire and is an Urban Sketchers correspondent. You can enjoy an over-the-shoulder view of Lynne’s work on her blog, An Illustrator’s Life for Me.


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Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

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