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Paris French Eclair and Choux Pastry Dessert Class

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    9 Rue Thimonnier, 75009 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    2h 18m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional French Chef
    • Small groups of maximum 6 participants
    • English language copy of the recipes
    • Aprons
    • All cooking equipment
    • Take home bags
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    • Please advise any allergies or special dietary requirements at the time of booking
    • Please advise your Paris contact details at time of booking; this information is for the tour operator to keep on record for contact purposes only
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Classes are hands-on, but for certain types of preparations, the participants may be working in a group of 2
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My daughter is studying to be a pastry chef so where else would we go while in Paris but to a pastry cooking class? We learned how to make dough, pastry creams and prepare fondant glazes. We also took our baked creations w/ us so we have more eclairs than we can eat! Would go.
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    We loved the time we spent with Julie learning how to make eclairs and courgettes. The class was a lot of fun. Julie was extremely helpful. She made sure that everyone in the class was able to successfully make the eclairs no matter what your skill level. She was very
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    Booked this class from the States and looked forward to it our whole vacation in Paris. We were not disappointed. Julie, our instructor was wonderful- knowledgeable, patient and with a great command of English. It was a great family outing with my daughters and
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