Le Pain (Bread) – Online Cooking Classes

An Online Bread baking Class - Learn to make perfect homemade bread from start to finish

We’re bringing the art of French bread baking right into your home kitchen with our virtual bread baking class focusing on bread. In this online bread baking series, we’re are concentrating on make two of the most popular types of French bread – the baguette & brioche. This Bread Baking course is a two-day course that will take you from start to finish.

Not sure you can commit to the full two-days course? You can take lessons separately. See the details below.


Online Breading Baking Class taught in English

Class Duration: 2 consecutive days of 2- 3 hours
Price of full 2-day course: 85€/participant*
Price per individual class: 50€/class/particpant**
Number of Participants: 8 maximum
Number of Recipes: 4 recipes
Average Food Cost: About 30 euros and assumes that you have some basic ingredients available in your kitchen (Salt, Pepper, Flour, Eggs . . .)

*Number of participants refers to the number of individual connections to our Zoom session. You can be multiple people in the same kitchen but we ask that you try not to be more than 2 people, as much for your own benefit as for your chef-instructor & fellow participants.
** You may choose to take classes separately but please note that bread-making is a continuous exercise. You will need to prepare one simple recipe before class. A short video tutorial will be provided.


  • Instruction in English
  • Shopping list provided with recipes
  • Technical setup instructions provided for you to enjoy your virtual experience
  • Hands-on French bread baking lesson
  • Learn to make a French baguette!
  • Link to class video so you can watch again
  • Small group size (while it is possible to be more than one participant on your connection, we would ask that you try to limit the number of people to no more than 2 as much for your enjoyment as your fellow participants’)
  • Interactive Zoom sessions & Instructional videos for work alone steps
  • Learn from an experienced French chef

In this 2-part online cooking course, Chef Eric will take you through the steps you need to become a serious home-made bread baker. Bread-making is something that required time and patience. If you want good quality bread, you need to work at it but with the simplest ingredients and proper technique, you will do just that.

The online cooking course will guide you through the preparation of delicious baguettes, brioche, & fougasse with no additives and plenty of taste. This is a 2-day bread initiation we will show you how to get delicious bread without making a sourdough starter. This will give you a more stable product without skimping on flavor.

Prefer to take classes individually? see note below*

The Class Flow:

DAY BEFORE CLAS  Prepare the poolish (10 mins)

Recipes: Poolish (please note that the poolish can only be made with fresh yeast so you do need to be able to get some. Ask your local bakery if necessary)

DAY 1We will discuss equipment, flours, what makes a good bread, and prepare our bread doughs Class Length: ~2 hours

Recipes: Fougasse, baguette dough, brioche dough

DAY 2 – Shaping, proofing techniques, baking bread Class Length: 3 hours

*Option to take individual classes within the course:
While we recommend taking part in the full course, it is possible to book classes individually. Much of the first day will be spent preparing the different doughs and discussing equipment, flour and technique. We do the baking on day 2. We suggest registering for the full session so that you can receive the two class videos that you can follow along on your own.

Note: You will be provided a short recording on how to make the poolish we will use in our bread recipes.

Scheduled time is based on Paris time

Timing Asia/Australia & Europe dates: 11 AM CET Paris | 5 PM UTC+8 (Hong Kong) | 7 PM UTC+10 (Sydney)
August 5 & 6, 2020
Interested in more dates for Asia & Australia, please contact us.

Timing USA & Europe starting dates: 
Dates:  September 26 & 27
7 PM CET (Paris)| 6 PM GMT (London) | 1 PM EST (New York)| 10 AM PST (Los Angeles)
October 27 & 28 – 8 PM CET (Paris)| 7 PM GMT (London) | 3 PM EST (New York)| 12 PM PST (Los Angeles) DAY LIGHT SAVINGS ends Oct 25th in France

European time zones: Please select a class date and time that best suits your schedule from the above dates and times

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Le Pain (Bread) - Online Cooking ClassesA 2-day virtual bread baking course taught by chef Eric. Master the art of bread baking from the comfort of your home kitchen. A bread-baking course for all lovers of great, homemade bread. Come bake delicious bread with us!Person
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  • 14th Oct
    2day Bread Making Class


    Ken Moore



    We really enjoyed the this 2 day class. Even though I have made some bread in the past, This was
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    Thank you, Ken, for the review. It was a pleasure having you join us on this online adventure. I have taken note of your suggestions for improvements which I think will definitely help future participants. See you again, I hope.
  • 04th Oct
    2 Day Bread Making Class


    Tony Phelan



    I bought this class for my wife for her birthday -- and we all couldn't have been happier! What
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    Thank you Tony for booking this class for your wife! We are, of course, delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much. I hope you will try your hand at more bread backing in the not so distant future and perhaps we will see you again online.
  • 28th Sep
    2day bread making class
    The class was very detailed and well laid out. The end product was delicious and I like that the class
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    Thank you Christine for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the bread course. Hope to see you again in a future class.