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.

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. That allows your giftee to decide the class, time, and location, as well as let us know about any dietary preferences or allergens. 

Age Restriction: 16+. 14 and 15-year-olds are welcome to attend this class as long as they are accompanied by an adult who is also taking the class.

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.

Diets & Allergens: This class can be adapted to vegetarian and nut-free diets. Please provide details on any diets and allergies, especially dairy or gluten intolerances, in the Allergen & Dietary Restrictions field at checkout or by emailing, so we can best accommodate you. A complete list of the allergens in our cook school classes can be seen on this allergen matrix.

Cancellation Policy: You must notify our customer service team via LiveChat, email ( or phone (020 7043 1478) 10 full business days before your scheduled class to get a refund. You can transfer your seat to a different date or class if you notify us 5 full business days before your scheduled class. Any changes made within 5 full business days of the class cannot be accepted. Due to our small class sizes and to avoid increases in our ticket prices, there are no exceptions to this policy, including illness or any other reason. However, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to any friends or family who can go in your place. For our full T&C's, click here

Note: Due to rising costs of operation, we are increasing the price of our 2024 classes to £125 per seat. This allows us to maintain our standards for sourcing high-quality ingredients, as well as fairly compensating our cook school team. If you have an existing £115 or £230 cook school voucher, it can be redeemed for any scheduled cook school class without extra charge – this class must be booked before 15 April 2024. Cook school gift cards valued at other amounts can be redeemed at their face value. 

To book, email with the voucher number, as well as the class, location and date you would like to attend. Please include allergens and dietary restrictions. You can also email us at this address if you have any Borough Kitchen gift cards that are unused but expired – we will reinstate the card for you.

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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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