French Patisserie: Shortcrust & Choux Pastry Class


Learn the skills and techniques behind French pastries in this hands-on baking class, which will equip you with the confidence to make a wide variety of baked goods at home.

Allergens: Gluten (wheat), eggs, lupin, milk, nuts (hazelnuts). This class can be adapted for vegetarian and nut-free diets. Please tell us your requirements in the field below.

Product Details

Creating perfect pastries requires a keen understanding of not just ingredients, but also methods. Once you’ve mastered a few essential pastry techniques, your baking possibilities are endless. This class will cover shortcrust tarts, which you can use for both sweet and savoury fillings; choux pastry, which forms the base of eclairs, profiteroles, and gougères; and pastry cream, which will teach you how to emulsify egg-based mixtures into stable creams. At the end of the class, you'll take home a wonderful tart filled with vanilla crème pâtissière and decorated with a variety of fruits and whipped cream. We'll also make chocolate eclairs and profiteroles.

Think this class would make a perfect gift? We do too – that's why we offer Cook School Gift Cards, for one or two guests, in paper and digital formats. 

Age Restriction: 18+, or 16+ accompanied by an adult also attending the class

Allergies & Diets: Allergens present in this class include gluten (wheat), eggs, lupin, milk, and nuts (hazelnuts). (A complete list of the allergens in our cook school classes can be seen on this allergen matrix.) This class can be adapted to vegetarian and nut-free diets. If you have additional questions, including whether we can accommodate halal or kosher diets in this class, please contact us at – we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cancellation Policy: You must contact us 10 working days before your class to be eligible for a full refund. You can transfer your seat to a different class up to 5 days before your class date. As this is a live ticketed event, we cannot make any exceptions. For our full T&C's, click here

Redeeming £115 or £230 Gift Cards: If you have a Cook School Gift Card valued at £115 or £230, it can be redeemed for any scheduled cook school class without extra charge before 15 April 2024. If this is the case for you, please email with the voucher number, the class you would like to attend, and any allergens or dietary restrictions. Gift cards valued at other amounts can be redeemed at their face value – the amount will be deducted from your order at checkout after you input your gift voucher code.

Accessibility: Our Battersea Cook School can be adapted for wheelchair users. Please contact our customer service team at to discuss your needs, so that we can assist with the booking process.

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Why we love it

'I always avoided using a piping bag when baking anything sweet, and the idea of making a choux felt too intimidating. Not the case after this class! And the best part is how you learn a foundation that you can get creative with at home.'

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