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"I invite you to join me for a patisserie and baking course in France, to learn about the basic techniques that will enable you to create beautiful classic French pastries. I cover as many essential techniques as possible, like croissants, French bread, puff pastry, chou pastry, creme patissiere, & mousses, so you can use them as a stepping stone to create your own pastries from your kitchen back home. I will pass on my tips and tricks that will guide you to success..."


5 NIGHTS RESIDENTIAL PATISSERIE COURSE

This patisserie course includes 4 days of pastry classes, and is designed to teach you many techniques for classic French pastries. Two outings will give you a chance to get a good feel for the area and soak up the south west atmosphere. Check-in on Sunday.

Baking & Patisserie courses | Week Courses
Sunday

Arrival from 4:00pm. You just settle in and make yourself at home. We meet before dinner for a welcome drink with canapés, followed by a three-course dinner.

Monday

After breakfast we go to different patisseries in Casteljaloux to compare a few classics over a nice cup of coffee. This will give you a precise idea of the textures and presentations we will be aiming for when we produce them in our kitchen. We come back for lunch. At 1.00 pm, we meet in the kitchen, to create our own pastries, which will be served for dessert that very same night. We will be in the kitchen until about 4:00 pm, so you will get some time to relax before we meet up at 7:00 pm for an aperitif followed by dinner.

Tuesday

After breakfast we meet in the kitchen, to start baking. We will stop for lunch and get back to the kitchen to finish our pastries. You will then again get some time to relax before the aperitif and dinner. Once again, your creations will be served for dessert that very same night.

Wednesday

After breakfast we go to a chocolaterie in Nerac (not applicable in July, a different outing will replace), the very place that inspired Joanne Harris's novel 'Chocolate'. We will have a little taste of their chocolate and bring back what we need for our preparations. I will show you Vianne and Nerac, which are the most beautiful places of our area. We will stop for a coffee, then come back for lunch. At 1.00 pm, we meet in the kitchen to bake. Your creations will be served for dessert that very same night. We will be in the kitchen until about 4:00 pm, so you will get some time to relax before we meet up at 7:00 pm for an aperitif followed by dinner.

Thursday

After breakfast we meet in the kitchen, to start baking. We will stop for lunch and get back to the kitchen to finish our pastries. You will then again get some time to relax before the aperitif and dinner. Once again, your creations will be served for dessert that very same night.

Friday

Departure is on Friday morning. The room is yours until 11.00am if you have your own vehicle, but drop off to Tonneins station is for the 8.10am train.

Baking & Patisserie courses | Pastry Making

You will learn to make: chou pastry (éclairs, religieuses, paris-brest, saint-honoré or croquembouche), crème patissiere, shortcrust and sweet pastry, tarts, macaroons, millefeuille, bavarois, tarte tatin, croissants or puff pastry, and bread or brioche.

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Pricing

  • 5 Night Patisserie Course Holiday € 1395

    (Approx £1246)*

  • 3 Night Patisserie Course Holiday ‎€780

    (Approx £697)*

  • Day Patisserie Course Holiday ‎€199

    (Approx £177)*

  • Afternoon Patisserie Course ‎€99

    (Approx £98)*

  • *Exchange rate based on Google currency converter 22/07/2018



    Accompanying non-cooking guests:
    €415.00 for 3 nights
    €715.00 for 5 nights

The above prices are full board on our regular cooking courses.

If you have any questions about one of our courses, or would like to get in touch with us, please do so via the contact form, or give us a call on :

+33(0) 553207535

Mon-Fri 09:00 - 18:00

3 NIGHTS RESIDENTIAL PATISSERIE COURSE:

This pastry course includes 2 days of patisserie classes, and is designed to teach you a few of the essential techniques for classic French pastries. A little outing will give you a chance to catch a glimpse of the area and soak up the south west atmosphere. Check-in on Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday.

Cooking Holidays | Baking & Patisserie courses | 3 Night Courses
Day 1

Arrival from 4:00pm. You just settle in and make yourself at home. We meet before dinner for a welcome drink with canapés, followed by a three-course dinner.

Day 2

After breakfast we go to a local patisserie ( applicable for Sunday or Thursday check-ins ) , to sample a few classics with a nice cup of coffee. This will give you a precise idea of the presentation we will be aiming for when we reproduce them in our kitchen. We come back for lunch. At 1.00 pm, we meet in the kitchen, to create our own pastries, which will be served for dessert that very same night. We will be in the kitchen until 4:00 pm, so you will get some time to relax or drive to town if you wish. We meet up at 7:00 pm for an aperitif before dinner. (please note that if your "day 2" is a Wednesday and a 5 nights course is on that week, the outing will be to the chocolaterie in Nerac, not a patisserie).

Day 3

After breakfast we meet in the kitchen, to start baking. We will stop for lunch and get back to the kitchen to finish our pastries. You will then again get some time to relax before the aperitif and dinner. Once again, your creations will be served for dessert that very same night.

Day 4

Departure is in the morning on Day 4. The room is yours until 11.00am if you have your own vehicle, but drop off to Tonneins station is for the 8.10am train..

Examples of what we make: chou pastry (éclairs, religieuses, paris-brest, saint-honoré or croquembouche), shortcrust and sweet pastry, berry tarts, macaroons, millefeuille, traditional apple tart, bavarois, tarte tatin, croissants, pains au chocolat, bread and brioche.

DAY COURSES:

Baking & Patisserie courses | One Day Courses

If you are in the area, you can join us for half a day or for a whole day of patisserie course. The booking of a day or afternoon course will not include any accommodation nor transport apart from the planned and agreed excursion.

Afternoon Course

Arrival around 12.45pm, we meet around a coffee, then head to the kitchen for a (3h) baking session. We meet at 7:00pm for an aperitif before dinner, which will be served at 7:30pm. You can then enjoy the fruit of your labour for dessert. The afternoon course includes 3 hours of baking, all ingredients, aperitif, 3 course dinner with wine, and coffee, tea and cold drinks throughout the afternoon.

One-Day Course:

Arrival around 9:00am, we meet around coffee and croissants, then we head to the kitchen for a first baking session. We stop at 12:00 so you can enjoy lunch with some local wine. We meet in the kitchen at 1:00pm for a second baking session. From 4.00pm you get free time to go for a walk or a drive, or to just relax in the lounge-diner or in the garden. We meet at 7:00pm for an aperitif before dinner, which will be served at 7:30pm. You can then enjoy the fruit of your labour for dessert. This day course includes coffee & croissants on arrival, excursion in the morning, lunch with wine, 5 hours of baking, all ingredients, aperitif, 3 course dinner with wine, and coffee, tea and cold drinks throughout the day.

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What's Included

  • Free collection and drop off

    To / From our local train station on all residential courses

  • Fully Inclusive Price

    No hidden cost. Your accommodation, every single meal (with drinks) and all taxes are included. No supplement for solo travellers!

  • Small Groups - No Overcrowding

    Maximum of six participants so everyone receives individual attention and enough workspace

  • Food glorious food

    Continental breakfast every day (bread & croissants, fresh fruit, coffee, English tea, cereals, yogurts, home-made jams and local honey)

    Lunch every day

    Three-course dinner every night

  • Drink, whatever your tipple

    Welcome drinks and canapés
    House aperitif before dinners
    Local Wines with all lunches and dinners
    Water, tea, coffee and cold drinks & beers throughout the day
    Coffee & English tea making facilities in your room

  • Excursions

    Outings, tastings and entrance fees

  • 11 Years of experience

    No Demonstration Watching - All Classes are Hands-on!

    All ingredients, equipment and apron provided

    Recipe folder to take home

  • Comfortable Accommodation

    Accommodation (details on our accommodation page), on all residential courses

    Linen and towels for the duration of your stay

  • Discover the Countryside by bike

    We have bikes on-site free for your use to venture out and discover the surrounding countryside

  • Free WIFI connection

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