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Italian Dolce (Sweets) at Easter – Friday, 24 July 2020


Friday, 24 July 2020
10am till 2pm


Due to the recent government restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, this class has been rescheduled for Friday, 24 July 2020. We missed this class for Easter in April, but we can pretend it is Easter in July!!! Ha!

Easter is fast approaching (have you seen all the Hot Cross buns around) and for an Italian that means baking more sweets to have on hand for those celebratory pre-easter visits from family & friends. In this class, you will bake and take home authentic (Calabrese Southern) Italian dolce. We will enjoy sample these along with an espresso, but only after eating a light Italian lunch.

TO BOOK USING GIFT VOUCHER: Please email with your contact details and voucher number. Angela will reply with booking confirmation or if extra payment is required.


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In this class, Angela with share her love of Italian sweets (traditional from Calabria Italy, where Angela’s parents are from) that are overwhelmingly served at Easter time. You will, with one-to-one guidance, create to take home authentic ‘lemon iced sponge cakes’ (pane di spagna), ‘jam crescents’ (mezzalune di marmellata) and ‘Calabrian spiced honey biscuits’ (susomelle Calabrese). This class is part demonstration and part hands-on.

Angela Palermo, founder & teacher of The Village Cooks, trained as a pastry chef and has worked for the likes of Rachel Grisewood, Lorraine Godsmark, and Andy Bunn.

Her cooking and baking is heavily influenced by her Italian heritage and growing up in a family that grew its own food and created dishes from their own produce. Angela shares her love of simple, home-style cooking & baking with students at her cooking school The Village Cooks & teaches Pasta Classes at Cornersmith, Sydney.

What you’ll learn

  • How to make authentic ‘lemon iced sponge cakes (pane di spagna);
  • How to make authentic ‘jam crescents’ (mezzalune di marmellata);
  • How to a traditional ‘Calabrian spiced honey biscuits’ (susomelle Calabrese);

What you’ll get.

  • Morning tea on arrival with coffee/tea/drinks;
  • Take home recipe and notes from the day;
  • Learn the art of making traditional Italian Easter dolce (sweets);
  • Share in a light lunch;
  • Sample the Italian sweets we bake on the day with an Espresso;
  • Drinks provided throughout.

What to bring.

  • A big smile
  • An Apron
  • Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
  • A large container to take home all that you bake on the day.

Fine print.

Terms & Conditions for this event:

  • Terms & Conditions for this event:
    • Classes are non-refundable. 14 days notice is required if you wish to transfer to another class or to keep your funds in credit for another time.
    • Cancellations made within 14 days or less of the class date are unable to be transferred or credited. You are welcome to send someone in your place by notification and with details of your replacement, or otherwise, your spot will be forfeited.
    • Every effort will be made to not change or cancel classes, but in case of sickness or emergency, we reserve the right to change the date of the class and in the event of a class not proceeding, a full refund will be made.
    • There is a minimum of 5 participants for this class. We reserve the right to cancel a class up to 48 hours prior to its date if we do not have enough bookings. This class will not be held if there are fewer than 4 participants (or otherwise specified), and in this case, your money will be refunded or transferred to another class at your discretion.


    The Village Cooks is located Sylvania, Sydney (26kms south of Sydney City, 12kms from Sydney Airport).


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