French Pastry Shop Classics
Create decadent texture and tastes while learning how to make French pastries, taught by Colette Christian, an expert pastry chef! Discover pâte à choux, the only pastry dough that can be fried on the stovetop, and learn to pipe it into beautiful éclairs and cream puffs.
Whip up luscious vanilla pastry cream, chocolate ganache and Chantilly sauce, turning soft pastry into an exquisite fruit tarte and poached pear and almond cream pie. In addition, make phenomenally flaky puff pastry with Colette’s step-by-step instructions, making it into beautiful palm trees, delicious cheese straws and a tasty apple tarte tatin – complete with homemade caramel.
Once you’ve mastered these beginner doughs and techniques, combine your new skills to create the ultimate treat: a Gâteau St. Honoré complete with spun sugar topping!