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Pâte à Choux – Sweet and Savory

Learn the basic techniques behind baking this delicious and versatile pastry with Chef Jennifer Tarantino Reyes. In this hands-on class, you will learn the best techniques to create perfect crispy shells, understand the science behind baking them to puffed perfection, and discuss variations to the master recipe. In addition, you will craft a smooth and creamy Vanilla Pastry Cream and learn the secret to perfect Chocolate Ganache that can be used for everything from ice cream to brownie glaze!

Pâte à Choux

Pâte à choux (pronounced pat-ah-choo) is the paste-like dough used for making the crispy shells of cream puffs, eclairs and gougères.  Students will learn to make a versatile choux and turn it into:

Gougères – French Cheese Puffs
Savory Puffs filled with Smoked Salmon Mousse
Classic Éclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream and Chocolate Ganache Glaze