Pastry Essentials Cooking Class


Learn the basics of French pastry making at our London cookery school in Islington, Hampstead or Chiswick.

Product Details

Pastry making is all about precision. It's not just a matter of measuring ingredients, but understanding the principles and processes behind them. This class will cover the basics of French pastry, and you'll gain an understanding of the following: 

  • Shortcrust pastry
  • Choux, the versatile base of eclairs, profiteroles and gougères
  • Crème pâtissière (pastry cream)

At the end of the class, you will take home a wonderful tart filled with vanilla crème pâtissière, decorated with a variety of fruits & whipped cream. You'll also make eclairs and profiteroles filled with chocolate crème pâtissière.

Age Restriction: 16+, but 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

Main Allergens: Gluten, dairy, eggs

This class is suitable for vegetarians.

Why we love it

'Once you get comfortable with shortcrust, choux, and pastry cream, there are endless sweet and savoury variations.'

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