Teens at Whisk – Patisserie a la Francaise, 5-Days This session is designed for boys and girls ages 13 and up! 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 (previously the pastry chef at Poppy) 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: Monday – Chocolate 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 – Croissant (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.