Summer Café Gourmand

In France on many dessert menus you have a special item called a “Cafe Gourmand.” It’s like a dessert sampler plate with 3-4 little desserts of various textures and flavors plus an espresso or a cup of tea!

In this class we’ll be making our own version of this with light and crunchy berry swirl meringue kisses, a dense and delicious specialty rum almond cake from the French city Nantes, and smooth refreshing lemon panna cotta – YUM! It’s perfect for an afternoon party or if you just want to learn lots of fun easy French desserts.

What you will learn:

  • How to make easy and delicious meringue kisses with a berry swirl
  • My recipe for homemade Nantes cake
  • Step by step process for smooth lemon panna cotta
  • Tips for assembly and decoration

What’s Included:

  • Recipe for berry jam meringue kisses, Nantes cake, and lemon panna cotta
  • Access to the Live virtual class, a recording of the class for 30 days, and an exclusive Facebook community group of bakers from around the world
  • Make ahead tips and storage tips

Special Equipment Needed:

mixing bowls, stand or hand mixer, parchment lined baking sheet, muffin tin, baking spray, whisk, saucepan, small glasses for panna cotta

Ingredients Needed:

eggs, lemon or cream of tartar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, berry jam, food coloring (optional), unsalted butter, almond flour, all-purpose flour, apricot jam, rum*, powdered gelatin or gelatin sheets, heavy cream, milk, whipped sweetened cream (optional), blackberries, rose petals (optional)

*To make alcohol free – leave out the rum in the Nantes cake, replace the rum in the glaze with lemon or orange juice

*To make gluten free – replace the all-purpose flour in the Nantes cakes with a GF mix.


Sat Jun 10


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sat Jun 10
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



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