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Baking and Pastry Essentials/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Learn these essential building blocks of basic French baking and pastry. These doughs and culinary appareil are indispensable for all cooks, chefs and novices alike. In this class we’ll make: Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Pie Dough), Pâte Brisée (Flaky Pie Dough), Pâte a Choux (Cream Puff Dough), Crème Pâtissière (Pastry Cream) and Sauce au Chocolat. We’ll turn these essential appareil into delicious fresh fruit tarts, profiteroles and tarte aux pommes…yum!
Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Pie Dough)
Sweet crumbly pie dough, perfect for fresh fruit tarts, chocolate ganache tarts, custard and lemon cream filled tarts.
Pâte Brisée (Flaky Pie Dough)
Classic flaky pie dough; perfect for a wide variety of pies from apple to quince, turnovers, quiches and savory appetizers.
Pâte a Choux (Cream Puff Dough)
This versatile dough is used in making profiteroles, éclairs, cream puffs, Gougères (cheese puffs), Buñuelos, soufflé base, potato croquettes and a host of other tasty applications.
Vanilla pastry cream or custard cream used for éclair filling, pastry tarts, layered trifles, crêpes, custard cakes and more!
Sauce au Chocolat
We’ll turn these essential appareil into delicious fresh fruit tarts, profiteroles and tarte aux pommes…yum !
The French Pastry Shop/ Version II/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Almond Macarons with Chocolate Ganache Filling
Sweet almond méringue cookies w/ chocolate ganache filling
Fresh Fruit Tarts with Lemon Curd Filling (Tarte's aux Fruits Frais)
Fresh mixed fruit tarts w/ lemon curd filling in a scratch made sweet pie dough (pâte sucrée).
Palmiers (aka “elephant ears” or French hearts)
Flaky sugary crisp puff pastry hearts.
Mini piped pâte à choux w/ whipped cream-draped in chocolate.
Ultimate Dessert Favorites! / (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
In this class we’ll create a dazzling array of mouthwatering dessert favorites, with easy step by step directions and inside tricks of the trade which will sure to bring you the most satisfying results!
Classic vanilla custard crème brûlée with sugar-caramel-crackle top crust.
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Rich, dark chocolate molten lava cake oozing with chocolatey goodness.
Skillet Lemon Soufflé with Mixed Berry Coulis
Light, tangy and airy lemon skillet soufflé with mixed berry coulis.
Pear-Almond Puff Pastry Squares
Pear halves fanned out atop puff pastry squares dolloped with almond pastry cream, baked to golden brown and finished with an apricot glaze.
Dessert Crêpes Class/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Delicious and versatile, dessert crêpes can be made with any number of tantalizing ingredients such as fresh fruits, nuts, whipped cream, ricotta, chocolate sauce, pastry cream, Nutella, lemon curd, jams and so on. Great for a hands-on group activity and/or creating an action station for one of your parties!
Homemade crêpe batter, made with whole milk, AP flour, free range eggs, browned butter and vanilla extract. The batter is fashioned into stacks of delicate, thin, delicious and sublime crêpes and served with a variety of scrumptious fillings.
Nutella and Banana Crêpes
Crêpes filled with hazelnut Nutella, topped with or without banana slices, crushed almonds and whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Lemon Ricotta Blintzes
Lemon ricotta filled crêpes, folded into stuffed rectangle shapes, lightly browned in foamy butter and topped w/ jam or marmalade.
Macerated crushed strawberries, chantilly cream and preserves.
Classic Crêpes Suzettes
Crêpes prepared tableside, placed and coated in a heated pan of melted orange butter sauce, gently folded then flambéed with brandy and Grand Marnier.
Dessert Soufflés/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Master the artistry and sublime elegance in creating these delightfully delectable, light and airy dessert soufflés! * Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé, Skillet Lemon Soufflé with Berry Coulis Sauce, Grand Marnier Soufflé and Apricot-Pistachio Soufflé. Not only amazingly delicious but you’ll be surprised how fun and easy they are to make once you know the tricks and techniques.
Pie Class/ Choose any 4 pies (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
In this class we’ll make both the perfect flaky all-butter, cut in pie crust as well as a sure fire, flaky food processor version with butter and shortening: Chocolate Walnut Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Classic Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Luscious Cherry Pie, Shaker Lemon Pie, Chocolate Pudding Pie w/ whipped cream, Banana Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie, Pecan Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, and Seasonal Blueberry Pie or Peach Pie.
La Pasticceria/ The Italian Pastry Shop/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Learn the tasty secrets in making these delectable Italian dessert favorites!
Espresso-soaked lady fingers, layered with Marsala sabayon cream, Mascarpone and cocoa powder.
Loaf shaped hazelnut-almond cookie batter, par baked, then sliced and baked a second time to a crisp golden brown. Served plain or dipped in chocolate.
Crostata di Frutta Fresca
Rustic, fresh seasonal fruit torta in a flaky scratch made pastry dough.
French Macaron Class/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
In this class we'll create a tempting array of these light, airy and slightly crisp meringue-cookies with a delightful tender chew on the inside, sandwiched together with a variety of delicious fillings such as: chocolate ganache, jams, flavored buttercreams, pistachio cream, peppermint, raspberry, lemon curd and more. In class we’ll make a variety of at least 4 different flavors!
Fun Summertime or Anytime Desserts! (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
We’ll have a blast making these summertime or anytime mouthwatering treats! Gooey and Chocolatey re-imagined S’mores Cookies, Luscious Strawberry Shortcake, Tangy Key Lime Bars and Financiers Cakes (almond-brown butter cakes) with various toppings: almonds, raspberry, slices plums and chocolate chunks. 😋 Great to take on a picnic, to a party or for a super fun dessert buffet!
S’mores CookiesThese chocolatey- gooey re-imagined S'mores cookies, are made with a sublime crumbly graham cracker butter cookie dough, topped with a toasted marshmallow and a melty chocolate Hershey kiss centered within.
Flakey homemade buttermilk shortcakes, split and loaded with luscious macerated strawberries and topped with whipped cream.
Key Lime Bars
Creamy-tangy lime filling baked atop an animal cracker crust, cooled, then cut into squares and topped with toasted shredded coconut
Financiers (Almond Brown Butter Cakes)
Delicious light and slightly crispy mini cakes made with browned butter, almond flour, sugar and egg whites. Each individual cake is topped with either a chocolate chunk, raspberry, sliced almonds or slices of nectarine. We’ll do all the various combinations in class! Cobblers, Slumps, Crisps and Betty’s! (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Ever wonder the differences between a Cobbler, Crumble, Slump, Crisp, Grunt or Betty? In this class we’ll explore the differences and create the ultimate finished examples of each! These super delicious desserts are not only impressive but easy to make once you know the tricks. Great “make ahead” desserts, perfect for taking to parties, a gathering with friends, luncheon/dinner or family night!
Sour Cherry Cobbler
Luscious sour Morello cherries simmered in red wine, sugar, cinnamon and almond extract, baked off with flaky buttermilk drop biscuit topping.
Apple Brown Betty
A combination of sweet and tart apples, macerated in orange juice, nutmeg and other sweet spices baked in alternating layers of challah or brioche bread.
Blackberry Slump Also called a “Grunt”
Juicy blackberries macerated with lemon and sugar, slow simmered in a pot with a steamed dumpling topping.
Sliced pears tossed in crystalized ginger, cardamom and cinnamon topped off and baked with an oatmeal, brown sugar, butter and ginger streusel. All of the above served with vanilla ice cream!
Beignets, Donuts and Fritters/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Tasty “French Quarter” Beignets, “Old Fashioned” Cake Donuts Dipped in Chocolate and scrumptious Apple-Cinnamon Fritters! Great for kids young and old!
Apple Fritters (Beignet's aux Pommes)
Light and fluffy apple fritters, deep fried to a golden brown and rolled in cinnamon sugar.
Old Fashioned Cake Donuts dipped in Chocolate
Baked “old fashioned” cake donuts dipped in chocolate with various sprinkles.
Beignets à la Café du Monde
New Orleans style, square shaped, yeast dough fritters dusted w powdered sugar.
American Dessert Favorites! All 4 desserts (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Time to cook up some of the best all time American dessert favorites with easy-to-follow recipes, handy tips and prize-winning results!
Chocolate Layer Cake w/ Chocolate Buttercream Frosting/ The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe!
Rich and moist chocolate layer cake with a decadent chocolate buttercream frosting.
Cherry Puff Pastry Turnovers
Luscious n’ juicy Morello cherry filled puff pastry turnovers, baked to a golden brown and finished with drizzled royal icing.
Lemon-Lime Méringue Pie
Tart n’ tangy fresh lemon-lime cream pie in a flaky scratch made crust, piled high w/ fluffy baked meringue.
Classic Apple Pie à la mode
Layers of tart Granny Smith apples laced with cinnamon and cardamom, baked in a flaky scratch made pie crust. Served warm with vanilla ice cream!
Fun Desserts with a Group/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Red, White and Blueberry, Cheesecake-Graham Crumble-Parfaits
Individual parfaits with alternating layers of berries, graham cracker crumble and fluffy cheese cake filling.
Peach Frangipane Galette
Open face fresh peach pastry tart with almond-frangipane filling.
Piña Colada Cupcakes
Moist pineapple-coconut cupcakes with coconut frosting and a cherry on top.
Ice Cream Wafer Cookie Sandwiches
Ice cream filled chocolate wafer cookie sandwiches with an assortment of sprinkles.
Halloween Treats/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
We'll have fun creating these spook-tacular treats just like our ol’ friend Ghoulia Child!
Fangtasticaly tasty, cocoa-cinnamon bat cookies with scary icing.
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes
Ghoulishly tantalizing pumpkin-ginger spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Hauntingly c-r-e-e-p-y and frightfully delightful chocolate tombstone brownies.
Spooky Goblin Fingers
Boo’tifully dee-licious spooky goblin cookie fingers!
Danish Christmas Cookies & Danish Favorites/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Come celebrate the spirit of the holidays as we cook up myriad of delicious, freshly baked Danish cookies and other traditional treats.
Little “peppernut” cookies with white pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, citrus zest and other spices.
Classic wreath shaped Danish vanilla-butter cookies.
Crunchy-crisp-shingled shaped cookies with molasses, cinnamon, clove, ginger, allspice, almonds and pistachios.
Light and fluffy buttermilk pancake balls cooked stovetop in a special Aebleskiver pan, cooked to a golden brown, dusted with powdered sugar and served with dipping jams…delicious!
The Holiday Cookie Jar/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Let’s warm up the house with these delicious, mouthwatering, freshly baked holiday goodies.
Soft and chewy gingersnap cookies with molasses, cinnamon and a touch of clove.
Chocolate Crackle Top Cookies
Double chocolate crackle top cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
Butter cookies rolled in royal icing lime glaze and shredded coconut.
Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
Delicious cut out cookies with festive decorations.
Holiday Dessert Shop/ (110.) per person/ 3-hour class
Create the most sumptuously delicious homemade desserts, perfect for your holiday table or any cozy fall-winter gathering.
Apples sautéed in a caramel brown sugar sauce with cranberries, vanilla, cinnamon and allspice set in flaky pie dough topped with pastry cut out leaves, baked to a bubbly golden brown!
Walnut-bittersweet chocolate and a touch of bourbon baked in a flaky pie crust.
Spiced Persimmon Pudding Cake
Hachiya persimmon pudding-cake with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Ginger Pumpkin Pie
Classic custard pumpkin pie with ginger, clove and nutmeg, baked in a flaky pie crust.