The word comes from French eclair, meaning "flash of lightning", so named because it is eaten quickly (in a flash). In this 2.5 hour course, you will learn how to work with a pastry bag and create garnishes and fillings like classic vanilla, pistachio, coffee or chocolate flavored pastry cream crème pâtissière. You will also learn how to glaze your eclairs with fondant icing. And as choux dough offers a very broad palette of specialties you will also do some chouquettes and some individual petits choux garnis.
With the help of your chef, you will perform all the steps. At the end of the course, if you haven't enjoyed your creations on the spot, you may take them with you.
You will learn some specific techniques including:
• Drying Batter: Working the mixture over the stove.
• Coucher (Piping): Placement of the batter on the pan and use of a pastry bag.
• Glacer (Glazing): Brushing the surface of certain pastriesThe course is taught in English by a French chef accommodate a maximum of 6 participants, which allows each student personal attention in a friendly, warm atmosphere. The kitchen is equipped with all the necessary materials so that each participant can work under the best conditions, without having to wait in line or take turns.