Classic French desserts brought to your home kitchen through our online French dessert class. Learn to make the French desserts that you have enjoyed on your trips to Paris. A tasty way to escape the day to day with a virtual trip to a Parisian pastry shop, chez vous!
Our Pastry chef will guide you through the steps needed to prepare delicious French desserts that will delight your sweet tooth and improve your skills and confidence in the kitchen! Your sweet tooth will thank you! Join us online from the comfort of your own kitchen and know that you too can make perfect French desserts at home. This class is offered punctually on specific dates so be sure to check the calendar on our website to see when we’ll be hosting the next class. Classes are always listed in CET (Central European Time). If you’re not sure of the time in your time zone, click here.
Don’t see a date that works for you? You can send us an email to suggest another date. If we are available we will propose the date and should we have enough participants, we will run the class. You may also wish to gather your friends and family for a private class customized for you. Please note that we need to give participants enough time to prepare with shopping for the class.
A link to the recording of the Zoom session will be provided after the class.
Let’s start baking!
DATES & TIMES & RECIPES
The time the class is scheduled is based on CET (Central European Time). While we have tried to calculate the time in a few time zones, we ask that you please ensure you check your time zone.
PAVLOVA & MOLTEN LAVA CHOCOLATE CAKE
This one is for all your meringue & chocolate lovers out there. Learn how to prepare the Pavlova with cream and seasonal fruit (Meringue based dessert, light, crispy on the outside and chewy and delicious on the inside) and the ever-popular, Molten Lava Cake (a decadent chocolate cake with its runny chocolate lava center – yum!). Bonus! They’re both gluten-free.
Recipes: Molten Lava Cake & Pavlova (baked French meringue), mascarpone cream with seasonal fruits
Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00 PM CET Paris | 2:00 PM GMT London| 9:00 AM EST New York | 6:00 AM PST Los Angeles
Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:30 PM CET Paris | 6:30 PM GMT London| 1:30 PM EST New York | 10:30 AM PST Los Angeles
Special Tools: Candy thermometer (optional)
YOU’RE THE APPLE OF MY EYE – FRENCH TARTS
Who loves apple pie? We do! In this edition of our French Tarts series, we present you three French apple pies: Tarte fine aux pommes (flaky puff pastry crust and thinly sliced apples), Tarte aux Pommes Normande
Recipes: Tarte fine aux pommes (note: we will not prepare the pâte feuillétée in class), Tarte Tatin: Caramelized apples & pâte sablée, & Tarte aux pommes Normande: Pâte sablée, apple & cream
Saturday February 6, 2021, 7:00 PM CET Paris | 6:00 PM GMT London| 1:00 PM EST New York | 10:00 AM PST Los Angeles
Saturday February 27, 2021, 7:00 PM CET Paris | 6:00 PM GMT London| 1:00 PM EST New York | 10:00 AM PST Los Angeles
Saturday, February 20, 2021, 10 AM CET Paris| 9 AM GMT London| 4 PM UTC+8 Hong Kong| 6 PM UTC+10 Sydney
PÂTE A CHOUX (CREAM PUFFS)
Learn this versatile French pastry dough recipe and some of the sweet ways you can enjoy it. This is the same dough and technics needed to make éclairs, chouquettes, gougères, & more. Perfect your skills in this introduction to choux pastry dough.
Recipes: Pâte à Choux (Choux pastry dough), Crème Patissière (vanilla pastry cream) with chocolate and Fruit flavors, craquelin (crunchy cookie top used on choux puffs).
Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:00 PM CET Paris | 3:00 PM GMT London | 10:00 AM EST New York | 7:00 AM PST Los Angeles
Sunday, February 21, 10:00 AM CET Paris | 9 AM GMT London| 4 PM UTC+8 Hong Kong| 6 PM UTC+10 Sydney
Special Tools: Pastry bags, pipping tips
CHARLOTTE AUX POIRES (PEAR CHARLOTTE CAKE)
You may know the classic Charlotte aux fraises, that gorgeous circle of ladyfinger biscuits, filled with cream and topped with strawberries, well meet its cousin, the charlotte aux poires, because we like to keep with the season. This dessert is not only elegant topped with shaved chocolate becasue . . . why not? It’s also delicious and the best part is, you made it yourself!
Recipes: Biscuit Cuillière (Ladyfinger cookies), Vanilla Cream, Poached Pears
Sunday, February 21, 5:00 PM CET Paris | 4:00 PM GMT London| 11:00 AM EST New York | 8:00 AM PST Los Angeles
Special tools: 2, 12 cm (4.75 inch) Tart ring (you can also use a bowl if you don’t have one), Stand-up mixer, pipping tips, pastry bags
One of the famous French desserts made from the most versatile of French dough recipes, the pâte à choux (choux pastry dough). This one is for the lovers of pralines and choux pastry.
Recipes: Pâte à Choux (choux pastry dough) & Pastry Cream Praliné, Homemade Praline Paste
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 PM CET Paris | 6:30 PM GMT London | 1:30 PM EST New York | 10:30 AM PST Los Angeles
Sunday, February 28, 3:00 PM CET Paris | 2:00 PM GMT London| 10:00 AM EST New York | 7:00 AM PST Los Angeles
Special tools: Candy thermometer, food processor, stand-up or hand-held mixer, piping bags, plain pastry tip, small star tip (10mm – or whatever you have)