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A hands-on French pastry cooking class

homemade pastries in a french house
  • homemade pastries in a french house
  • learn how to make french pastries
  • a hands-on french pastry cooking class
  • homemade pastries in a french home
Marie-Françoise will come collect you in Paris, drive you to her beautiful home, and return you to Paris at the end of the experience.
Languages : "english", "spanish", "french"

Born to French parents living in Morocco, Marie-Françoise was raised on an orange citrus & olive tree plantation. « I grew up in a very large traditional french family  -6 brothers et 3 sisters- in which culture, the art of living and entertaining was handed down to even the youngest children !

Our job as children was to help our mother set the table, and in this way she passed on all the traditions of this very precise art!

The beginning of my cooking experience was in the beauce region– I was 10 years old.  Every day meals for 12 people had to be prepared and my mother needed help.  I…

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 A great experience in the french "art de vivre" and gastronomy. A warm welcome in a fantastic typical french house 

I would like to share a rare moment with you 

Group size
2 - 4 p.
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Learn how to make homemade pastries in a French home

  • A class in making French pastries: kneading the dough, making pastry fillings, working with chocolate or caramel, and more
  • Learn about the traditional French pastries, their history, how they've changed over time
  • Enjoy pastry tasting and conversation during a French "gouter" (similar to afternoon tea) at the lovely table of your hostess
  • And when the weather is nice, you can enjoy her garden as well...
  • Marie-Françoise invites you to join her out in the country, to a peaceful haven just outside of Paris. Her lovely, tastefully decorated home is filled with the scents of homemade jams and jellies. During this cooking class, you will be truly immersed in the French art of living here in this refined, delicious and healthy environment.

    Her WonderfulTime experience is a hands-on pastry-making lesson, followed by a traditional French "gouter."

    You will learn 4 recipes, including:

    - Pâte à choux, for making chouquettes and gougères

    - Pâte sablé, for making lemon, apple, and Parisian-style straxwberry tarts.

    - Gateau de gouter, for making meringues, traditional macarons, and madeleines

    - Gateau de dessert, for making baba au rhum, chocolate volcanoes, and the traditional "galette des rois," or "king's cake" (nothing like the New Orleans version) served at Epiphany.

    You'll use the finest ingredients from the best producers.

    Pastry-making is second nature to Marie-Françoise. The goal is to have fun, relax and enjoy yourself.


    In addition, you'll have the pleasure of tasting real, French-style hot chocolate in winter (and you'll help make it), or freshly pressed fruit juice in the summer.

    You'll take the recipes home with you, so you can delight your friends and family with what you learned about pastries in just one day in Paris.