Pastry and Dessert Course in Paris

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Take a quintessential French pastry and dessert cooking class in the heart of Paris! Choose from six different morning or afternoon classes to learn how to make macarons, puff pastries, French tarts, cream pastries, brioches or choux pastries. Your 3-hour class is a hands-on experience led by a professional English-speaking chef who'll guide you through each step and answer any questions you have. At the end of your class, you'll get to devour your sweet creations! Whether you're a cooking enthusiast or a novice, this cooking class promises to be fun and entertaining.

Your cooking class takes place at a professional kitchen in central Paris. When you arrive, your English-speaking cooking instructor will give you an overview of the menu, teach you about the ingredients, and point out the tools and equipment you'll be using.

During your 3-hour class, you'll learn the techniques and terms of French cooking while making classic French desserts or pastries. This is a hands-on cooking experience, and you'll get to enjoy your creations at the end!

Recipes change regularly and are at the discretion of the chef. Below are examples of what you can expect to make during the class of your choice.

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Pastry and Dessert Course in Paris

Learn to make desserts like classic French tarts on your pastry and dessert course in Paris

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Departure Point:
Central Paris
Departure Time:
    9:30am or 2pm
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Tour options:
Cream Pastry Dessert ClassCode: P-COOK2

Learn how to make cream pastries in your 3-hour class, available on Monday afternoons

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Brioche Making ClassCode: PCOOK6

Learn how to make brioche in your 3-hour class, available on Tuesday mornings

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Choux Pastry Dessert ClassCode: PCOOK3

Learn how to make choux pastry desserts in your 3-hour class, available on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons

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Puff Pastry Dessert ClassCode: PCOOK4

Learn how to make puff pastry desserts in your 3-hour class, available on Wednesday mornings

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French Tart Dessert ClassCode: PCOOK5

Learn how to make French tarts in your 3-hour class, available on Thursday afternoons

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Macaron Making ClassCode: PCOOK8

Learn how to make macarons in your 3-hour class, available on Friday afternoons

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Croissant Making ClassCode: PCOOK7

Learn how to make croissants, pains aux raisins and pains au chocolat in your 3-hour class, available on Thursday and Friday mornings

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Pastry and Dessert Course in Paris

Pastry and Dessert Course in Paris

Inclusions:
  • Cooking class
  • Professional local chef
  • All ingredients and cooking utensils
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any allergies or special dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Please advise your Paris contact details at time of booking; this information is for the tour operator to keep on record for contact purposes only
Itinerary:
Cream Pastry Dessert Class (Mondays)
Cream is one of the most vital staples of French cuisine, and cream pastries are one of the most classic French desserts!

Examples:
  • Sweetened tart dough with caramelized sugar (crème pâtissière)
  • Caramel custard cooked in a bain-marie
  • Crème brûlée
Techniques:
  • Whipping butter (foisonner crème au beurre)
  • Cooking caramel custard in a water bath in the oven (bain-marie)
  • Slice fruits thinly (emincer)
  • Piping batter (dresser)
Brioche Making Class (Tuesdays)
Learn the secrets to making the perfect brioche: a light and puffy pastry with a golden, flaky crust.

Techniques:
  • Mixing eggs and butter in the dough for a rich, tender crumb
  • Brushing pastries with an egg wash
Choux Pastry Dessert Class (Tuesdays)
A choux is a light pastry dough used to make profiteroles, éclairs, beignets and other classic French pastries. It's amazing what you can do with just butter, water, flour and eggs.

Examples:
  • Cream puffs (chouquettes)
  • Savory eclair with chocolate, coffee or vanilla creamclair salée)
  • Choux pastry and praline cream (Paris-Brest)
  • Double cream puff with chocolate, coffee or vanilla cream (réligieuse)
  • Cream-filled puffs (choux Chantilly)
Techniques:
  • Drying batter
  • Piping batter using a bag (coucher)
  • Glazing (glacer)
Puff Pastry Dessert Class (Wednesday)
You'll learn the ins and outs of dough during this class. It's harder than it looks!

Examples:
  • Napoléon (crème pâtissière)
  • Apple turnovers (chaussons aux pommes)
  • Palm leaves (palmiers)
Techniques:
  • Mixing of the ingredients (detrempe)
  • Adding butter to the dough (beurrage)
  • Creating turns in the dough
  • Enclosing folding and rolling the butter and dough (feuilleter)
  • Rolling out a sheet of pastry dough (abaisser)
  • Scoring indentations with a paring knife (rayer)
French Tart Dessert Class (Thursdays)
Gleaming in the windows of every French patisserie are tarts -- the artistic claim to fame when it comes to France's sweet specialties.

Examples:
  • Lemon tart topped with meringue
  • Chocolate & raspberry ganache tart
  • Tarte bourdaloue with almond cream and pears
  • Tartelette Grenobloise with caramelized walnut
Techniques:
  • Measuring the consistency of the meringue (ruban)
  • Pre-baking tart shells (à blanc)
  • Lining a tart mold (foncer)
  • Coating fillings (enrober)
Macaron Making Class (Fridays)
These colorful bites are some of the most popular among French desserts. They're as playful and fun as they are delicious!

Possible Flavors:
  • Pistachio
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate and caramel ganache
  • Passion fruit
  • Milk chocolate ganache
  • Praline
  • Coffee ganache
  • Raspberry jam
  • Blackcurrant ganache
Techniques:
  • Making meringue (petit boule)
  • Folding in the batter (macaronner)
  • Preparing a variety of fillings
  • Piping the batter onto a baking sheet (dresser)

Croissant Making Class (Thursday and Friday)

The most famous of all French pastries, croissants, pains aux raisins and pains au chocolat are classic breakfast items.

Techniques:

  • Combining the ingredients to create a light and flaky pastry
  • Rolling and shaping the pastry
  • Filling and decorating
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