Paris Cooking Class: Chocolate Éclairs and Cream Puffs
During your class, receive hands-on instruction from your instructor on how to make basics including choux pastry and Chantilly cream (whipped cream) — the building blocks of French pastry-making.
Next, listen as your instructor explains how to make chocolate éclairs and cream puffs, then follow the steps yourself and make your own. Learn important tips and tricks such as how to ensure an even rise in the oven and the correct method for piping cream into your delicate creations. Gain insight into the theory behind the more complex cooking methods and feel free to ask questions along the way.
When you’re done cooking, sit down with your fellow pastry chefs and taste your treats over a cup of tea, coffee or an organic fruit juice. Listen as your instructor shares entertaining stories about French pastry’s role in the country’s cuisine and culture.
After approximately three hours in the company of your instructor, receive a box with your pastry delicacies and step outside to conclude your class.
- Use of required equipment and attire
- Takeaway box of 5 to 6 chocolate eclairs or Cream Puffs
- Coffee, tea or fruit juice
- Electronic copy of English recipes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 10 years for this tour
- No unaccompanied children accepted
This class was great fun. Working in pairs we all had a chance to learn how to make our own eclairs and cream puffs. The class size 6 participants was perfect and the venue was a fantastic set up. The abilities of the participants were all at different levels, but it didn't matter for the class - we were all able to learn in a fun environment. There were lots of questions throughout the class, which were readily answered and we all received the recipes afterwards. At the end of the afternoon, we got to taste the fruits of our labour over a nice cup of tea and then got to take home the remainder. We all had fun and I would certainly take another class if given the opportunity.
Our Girl Scout troop took this class and loved it! Our instructor was very patient and helpful. We went home with oh, so many, eclairs and cream puffs, even after we had eaten quite a few : We received the recipes promptly and look forward to making them for our friends at home!