Have you ever dreamed of learning how to make croissants, puff pastry, choux or tarts?

The French Tarte is here for you! 

Croissant:  make this traditional laminated dough, also used in pain au chocolat and croissant aux amandes, and take home some fresh croissants.

All things tarte:  learn the techniques for pâte brisée and pâte d’amandes and bake delicious small tarts to take home.

Pâte feuilletée:  make classic puff pastry (another traditional laminated dough) and bake turnovers and vol au vent.  Puff pastry is a great staple to have on hand for both sweet and savory uses!

Pâte à choux is all the rage in Paris!  Choux paste is used to make eclairs, profiteroles and savory gougères as well as many other classic French desserts; bake and fill these light and airy puffs.

Gateaux au thé et biscuits: learn the basics for making petits fours biscuits and sablés as well as two of the classic French tea cakes, financier and madeleine. Take home some goodies for your friends and family.

Brioche:  make this buttery, enriched dough and shape and bake brioche à tête and brioche Nanterre. Note:  when making brioche at home, it is important to have a heavy duty stand mixer.

The world of meringue: learn the techniques for making French, Swiss and Italian meringue, plus just a few of the ways they can be used - buttercream, rustic macarons, dacquoise and chocolate chunk, nutty coconut French meringues.

General information:

  • I will come to you!  Your kitchen should have adequate counter space to work and ideally a convection oven.  I will provide necessary ingredients and equipment.
  • Cost is $60 per person, due at the time of the class, by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or PayPal.
  • One-on-one or up to 4 students per class 
  • Classe time 2.5 - 3 hours 
  • Bring your favorite apron and rolling pin 
  • Recipe handouts will be provided 
  • Take home a finished product
  • Classes are for all levels of bakers - no experience necessary!

If you are interested in scheduling your own class for 1-4 people in any of the above topics, contact me via email at susan@frenchtarte.com or phone 774-280-4803.