Teens at Whisk – Patisserie a la Francaise

This session is designed for teens ages 13 and up.

MONDAY, August 16th to FRIDAY, August 20th 

FROM 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Mastering the art of French Pastries will set you up for a lifetime of successful baking! In this week-long session, Pastry Chef Thanh Tang will provide you with all the techniques need to turn out a boisseau of pastries. Mastery of Choux, lamination, pastry cream, ganache, piping, shortbreads are just a few of the techniques taught in this hands-on class. Each day you will sample your pastries and bring some home to share. If you love to bake, are interested in baking or simply love to eat delicious french pastries, this session is for you! We will make:

 MondayChocolate Dressed Choux and Éclairs 

Pâte à Choux (Choux and Eclair – Master Recipe)

Crème Pâtissèrie (Rich Pastry Cream)

Crème Chântilly (Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream)

Tuesday – Croissants (part 1)

Pâte à Croissant (Croissant Dough – Master Recipe)

Croissant au Beurre (All Butter Croissants)

Wednesday – Croissants (part 2) & Sablée Cookies

Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)

Croissants au Jambon (Ham and Cheese Croissants)

Sablée aux Noisette (Hazelnut Sablé Cookies)

Sablée aux Chocolat (Chocolate Sablé Cookies)

Thursday – Macarons au Chocolat

Chocolate Macaron Shells

Chocolate Ganaché

Crème au Beurre (Vanilla Bean-Kissed Buttercream)

Friday – Frangipané and Finaciers 

Summer Stone Fruit Tart

Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Tart Dough)

Frangipané (Almond Cream Filling)

Finaciers au Citron (Citrus Almond Cakes)

  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Students will be working with flour, butter and eggs and so we cannot accommodate students with allergies to working with gluten, dairy or eggs.