Hands-on Eclair and Choux Making with a Pastry Chef
4.8
18 Ratings
Paris
Learn how to make classic French pastries like eclairs, chouquette, and choux with a pastry chef. Get hands-on in the kitchen and enjoy tea and coffee with your freshly baked treats!
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • 7 Rue de Béarn - Making the choux pastry:
    Heat water, butter, and salt in a saucepan until the butter melts. Add flour and mix well until the dough comes away from the sides. Transfer the dough to a bowl and add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.

Piping the choux pastry:
Transfer the choux pastry into a piping bag fitted with a plain tip and pipe sticks of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Baking the choux pastry:
Bake the choux pastry in a preheated oven at 200°C for about 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and crispy.

Making the pastry cream:
Heat the milk in a saucepan. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar, flour, and cornstarch. Pour the hot milk over the egg mixture while stirring constantly, then pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat until the cream thickens.

Adding the filling:
Let the éclairs cool and cut them in half. Using a piping bag, fill them with chocolate/vanillia/coffee et … pastry cream.

Making the glaze:
Melt dark chocolate and add melted butter. Mix well until smooth.

Glazing the éclairs:
Dip the top of the éclairs into the chocolate glaze.

What's Included
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
What's Not Included
  • Private transportation
Additional Information

Join our hands-on baking session where you’ll pick up the skills to whip up three timeless French pastries: eclairs (both chocolate and vanilla), chouquette, and choux (accompanied by cheese and cream). Donning an apron and equipped with all essential culinary tools, you’ll be actively engaged in the kitchen, learning the process of crafting these iconic delicacies one step at a time. To complement your freshly baked treats, we also serve tea and coffee!

During this baking adventure, you’re in the driver’s seat - from first glance at the recipe to the mouthwatering product emerging from the oven. I’ll accompany you on this journey, offering comprehensive explanations and imparting the necessary skills to ensure your success. We wrap up the session with a tasting of your scrumptious pastries and a discussion about your Parisian adventure. I’m more than happy to provide culinary tips, suggestions, and insights.

Location
7 Rue de Béarn
Rue de Béarn
We will be welcoming you to our pastry workshop located very close to the Place des Vosges. Our workshop is easily recognizable as it's situated on a corner and has a red storefront with the words 'LE CAFE CHINOIS' written on it!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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(18 Ratings)
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Kenneth_h
Apr 7, 2024
Fun, educational, and delicious - Morgan was a great instructor and made the class fun and informative. She was very helpful walking us through the process.
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Ashlee_d
Mar 31, 2024
So much fun! - This was a really neat way to experience traditional French pastries - and they were so good!! I am an experienced baker and picked up quite a few tips. There is nothing like French baking! My teenager approved as well! We had fun. You work in pairs so something to think about with the number of your party. You also get the recipes emailed to you after the class as well as a list of personal recommendations around the city from the instructors!
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Makayla_v
Mar 20, 2024
AMAZING. Would bake with them again :) - I got lucky and was the only one in the class that day, which means I got my own private baking lesson from the fabulous Manel. She was easy going, wise in her craft, productive, and kind.
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Keeya_c
Mar 8, 2024
Baked in Paris - Millie was our teacher and she was outstanding. It felt really empowering to learn some of the “secrets” of French baking. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon.
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Dream15601545897
Feb 29, 2024
Very fun experience - This experience was a lot of fun and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys baking or cooking classes! The instructor was enthusiastic, professional and fun. We got to take our creations home afterwards to snack on.
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Luisamc2537aq
Feb 11, 2024
Advised! - I participated in this experience with my boyfriend and we had a lot of fun. We were brilliantly supported by an expert pastry chef who made everything simple and fun, in an informal environment. The results? Delicious desserts and an unforgettable experience! Advised!
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Salh2023
Feb 10, 2024
Perfect rainy day activity! - Wonderful setting and lovely teacher, Willem. We had a great two hours meat ing technique from him. It was excellent and the eclairs were superb!
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Delaney
Jan 30, 2024
Wonderful Morning! - Delphine made sure my friends and I had a wonderful morning learning all of the techniques of a proper eclair! It was one of our favorite parts of the trip to Paris, we went as a group of girls for a bachelorette and we spent the morning laughing and sipping coffee and making delicious deserts. Would definitely recommend to a friend or anyone traveling to the city with a few hours of free time.
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Carryn_o
Jan 26, 2024
Wonderful experience! - I did this class by myself and it was so great! Marie was a fantastic teacher and very personable! The class is extremely informative and fun! I got to take home my own eclairs and find creativity in the art! Thanks, Maison Fleuret, for a wonderful experience!
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Laura_a
Jan 28, 2024
Fun morning - Instructor was friendly and knowledgeable and instructions were very clear. Would definitely return for more classes.
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