Master the art of the most technical dough in French pâtisserie at a 3-hour puff pastry making class in Paris. Discover how to make superior puff pastry that is light and flaky, using high quality ingredients and professional baking equipment.
What to Expect
Master the techniques needed to prepare and bake perfect puff pastry to create some of the classic dishes of the French pâtisserie repertoire at a hands-on baking class in Paris.
Classes are held by an English-speaking French chef who will teach you techniques such as detrempe (mixing the ingredients), beurrage (adding butter to the dough), and feuilleter (enclosing, folding, and rolling the butter and dough).
You will discover how to turn the dough, how to roll out a sheet of pastry dough (abaisser), and how to score indentations with a paring knife.
Before long it’s time taste your creations. Tuck into Napoleons of classic pastry cream, buttery Twelfth Night Cake (puff pastry filled with almond cream), apple turnovers, and traditional palm leaves, to name just a few. Your Galettes des Rois (Three Kings Cakes) will be worthy of a monarch, and you’ll wonder how you ever got along without a delicacy so flaky, crunchy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Before you leave, pick up a bag of goodies to continue your pastry pleasures alone!
- Copies of the recipes in English
- Use of all cooking equipment and aprons
- Take home bag of your creations
The cooking class takes place at 9, rue Thimonnier 75009 Paris. The nearest subway stations are Anvers (Line 2) and Cadet ou Poissonnière (Line 7)
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Know Before You Go
Please note that layered yeast-leavened dough requires a lot of preparation time, preferably starting the day before. The time requirements and technicalities make puff pastries flaky. Your chefs will take care of the preparation work for certain stages to ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy your production at the end of the course. You’ll still work these stages during the course.