French Pastry Class in Versailles

Join for a pastry class in a gorgeous setting learning fantastic (and delicious!) recipes! Each class is 2.5-3 hours long covering one of the topics below (please note that within each class you’ll be learning multiple recipes to achieve the final dessert(s)). Choose from one of the topics below or reach out if there is a favorite pastry you’ve seen at the patisserie’s that you want to learn!

The details:

WHEN: Each class is booked by request thus fitting perfectly to your schedule

WHERE: We are centrally located in Versailles, 5 minutes walk from the Rive Gauche train station and Versailles Chateau, and just 30 minutes train ride from the Eiffel tower

WHO: All baking levels. Great for solo class or perfect for a group of friends, with your partner, or family

DURATION: Each class covers one of the below subjects and is 2.5 to 3 hours long

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All ingredients and equipment! You’ll also leave with a box of your own creations and the recipes. Each class is customizable with you picking the different flavors you would like to make. A list will be provided for you to choose when the class is booked.

COST: Starting at 340€ which covers up to four people, each additional person is 85€ each

MAX CAPACITY: 6-8 people

French Pastry Class options

French Macarons!

A French classic that is so gorgeous but can be a bit finicky. We’ll go over a tried and true method that results in a more stable batter, helping you master these in Versailles and at home! In each class we will make two different flavors of your choice, pipe, and assemble our gorgeous cookies.

Lemon tarts

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, almond creme (an extra layer that adds such a pizazz!) and Italian meringue to pipe on top.

 

Mille feuille

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. For this class you get to pick the 1-2 flavors you'd like to make.

Red White and Blue Berry Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs

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 layer in fresh fruit coulis or compote and top it with luscious whipped Chantilly cream.

Antique French Farm table covered with pastries from a pastry workshop in Versailles

Marie Antoinette tea party

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 several small treats. Options include, madeleines, almond cakes, mini macarons, sablé shortbread cookies, and more! The choice is up to you.

Bespoke

Have you seen a pastry in a patisserie that you're dying to learn how to make? Reach out as we can usually make it happen! Other bespoke classes have included the classic cream and caramel dessert: St Honore, buche de noel for the holidays, and a croquembouche!

Questions? See our FAQ or send us an email at mollyjwilk@gmail.com.