FRENCH PASTRY CLASS IN VERSAILLES
Join me for a pastry class in gorgeous Versailles learning fantastic (and delicious!) recipes!
A French classic that is so gorgeous but can be a bit finicky. We’ll go over tons of tips to help you master these in Versailles and at home! In each class we will make 1 flavor of your choice, pipe, and assemble our gorgeous cookies.
A thousand flaky butter layers perfectly coming together with a creamy decadent filling: the mille feuille or Napoleon. Often thought to be rather difficult, we’re going to take a short cut that will take the normal 1-2 day process of making puff pastry, and shorten it to 30 minutes! This recipe is one of those you really need to know. Great for anything savory or sweet that calls for puff pastry, and so much better than the store-bought versions. Even though we are shortening the process, we’ll still have those gorgeous caramelized layers. OUI!! We’ll also learn pastry cream, something I could really just eat with a spoon it’s so good.
aka Tarte au Citron! Bright, luscious and perfect for any occasion (with or without meringue!) this is sure to become one of your go-to desserts at home! Try your hand at the perfect base for any sweet tart- pâte sucrée. Then whip up a lemon curd and Italian meringue to pipe on top.
Pâte á Choux is the interesting hot dough we’ll be learning. It’s actually made in a saucepan! We’ll pipe cream puffs and chouquettes (sugar clouds of deliciousness), and learn the tips and tricks of baking these beauties for a cooked through, golden brown, puff just ready for a gorgeous filling. And oui oui it is! We’ll make a pastry cream to pipe on the inside, and then add fresh fruit and a luscious whipped Chantilly cream.
Let them eat cake! When in Versailles, it’s the perfect time for a tea party! We’ll be whipping up fun little treats with lots of sparkle and magic to stack on cake platters and on to your own plate. You bet there will be luster dust involved too! For this class you'll make 2 to 3 small treats. Options include, madeleines, Financier, lemon cake, sablé shortbread cookies, and more! The choice is up to you.
This class was one of the most fun things I've ever done in France (yes, really!) and will be a highlight whether you are visiting France or you live here. Molly made us feel welcome from the moment she opened the door, and her assistant Elliott is not a bad ambassador either!
It was such a pleasure to be hosted in Molly's home, the most magical backdrop to create French patisserie - an actual French home! Molly was the best part of the experience and made us both feel like we could create this recipe at home together. We can't wait to come back with a larger group to experience this with more people!