Best pastry classes in Paris – learn how to bake french pastry
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Learning how to bake French pastries by taking a pastry class in Paris is the greatest souvenir from your trip. Click here to see all baking classes in Paris
Pâtisserie – that’s how pastries are called in french – are omnipresent and you can’t help but come across delicious and tempting pastries.
Delicate Macarons, flakey Croissants or delicious Éclairs … many are craving for pastries that they had when being in Paris… but what if you could just prepare them yourself? Read on to know more about the best pastry classes in Paris in English!
Highlights: Best baking courses in Paris
|Paris Cooking Class: Make Your Own Croissants|
|2-Hour Bread Making Class in Paris|
|Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette most popular|
A pastry classes in Paris – a priceless souvenir!
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You can find them in bakeries, patisseries, supermarkets, cafés.. even McDonalds has their own selection of typical french pâtisserie. Paris is food heaven. Point. You did not fully immerse french food if you didn’t dedicate a significant amount of time to french sweets, cakes, pastries, desserts and viennoiserie.
Join a baking class in Paris and learn from Pâtissiers and Chefs the secrets of french pastry and baking. Sign up for a workshop at a baking school in Paris.
Which pastry do you want to learn to bake in Paris?
≡ Croissants – the classic!
The classic french breakfast Croissant is most likely the most famous pastry in the world. Its origin is subject to numerous legends though.
The most known says the Croissant was created by Austrian bakers to celebrate the defeat of the Turks, hence the half-moon shape. Later on, the puff pastry got popular in France due to Marie Antoinette and got renamed “Croissant de Lune”, french for “increasing moon”.
But whoever invented it and however it came to France, it stayed. Today, croissants can be found in every bakery and supermarket. To get the best product, look out for a boulangerie artisanale !
Take a croissant baking class
What about you?! Do you want to create an authentic french Croissant for the next Brunch with friends? Learn how to bake croissants by taking a croissant workshop in Paris – click here to see prices and schedules
≡ Macarons – a sophisticated treat
Macarons are one of the most tender french treats and also the most prestigious ones around. They are sweet and colourful little sandwiches with a million flavours. And they are coming just in the palatable size to enjoy more than one – it’s impossible to choose a single flavour anyway.
Even though the pastry is basically just consisting of egg white, almond flour, and sugar, Macarons are pretty difficult to prepare. It requires some know-how and finesses to master this classic french pastry.
But you are in Paris, the paradise for cooking and baking. Which place on earth could be better to learn how to bake Macarons than Paris?
Find the best Macaron baking course in Paris
Macarons are insanely popular in Paris and if you are searching for a Macaron class in Paris, you will find quite a few to chose from. The most popular and best rated are the two Macaron courses below:
≡ Macaron baking class in the Galeries Lafayette best rated AND budget friendly
The selling points of this class are the budget-friendly admission fee and the location within the famous Galeries Lafayette!
It’s the most popular – and one of the best-rated – courses in Paris and you certainly can’t do anything wrong by picking this Macaron baking class.
Pro Tip: when at the Galeries Lafayette, visit the rooftop to get an excellent view over Paris! Click here for more insider tips!
It’s a 1.5h workshop but the group size of maximal 18 participants is rather big and less intimate. It’s not a private baking class but great if you just want to get some hands-on experience and enjoy learning a new skill.
This Macaron baking class is a tad more sophisticated and private than the one offered in the Galeries Lafayette.
The maximal group size is limited to only 8 participants and located in a Parisian apartment. It’s perfect if you want to learn Macarons making in an in-depts course and in a private setting. The duration of the Macaron workshop is 3h.
≡ Eclairs – cream-filled pastries!
Another classic French pastry is certainly the Eclair. The oblong choux pastry is normally filled with flavoured cream and topped with icing. It is d.e.l.i.c.o.u.s.! (frankly, it’s my personal favourite). While the Macaron might originate in Italy and the Croissant in Vienne, Eclairs are as french as they can be. Back in the 19th-century éclairs were still called “pain à la Duchesse”, however, some historians think that their creation leads back to Antonin Carême, the famous french chef that died in 1833. If you think now.. Nah, éclairs… I know them from the US, been there done that… the North American Long Johns are not identical to éclairs in France; they are made from doughnut pastry and not from choux dough.
A pastry class in Paris to learn how to bake Éclairs
≡ Baguette – learn how to bake traditional French bread
Step behind the counter of a family-run boulangerie in Paris and learn how to bake a traditional French baguette. Your teacher will be no one less than the master baker himself – and the owner of the bakery. Click here to see the reviews of this workshop
It’s a truly hands-on experience. You’ll learn all the tips and techniques to succeed in baking baguettes later on back home. Isn’t that a great souvenir from your Paris vacation?
The bread baking workshop is offered in Englisch and lasts 2 hours. You will bake 2 different sorts of bread and the receipts mailed by email. Click here for more information and reservation
If you have any questions about Paris or need some advice and how to plan your trip, don’t hesitate to reach out! If you are interested in the culinary side of Paris, don’t miss our food and drink guides!
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