What an experience! Julie was so sweet and patient. She made a labor intensive process seem quick and easy. The class size was small, which was nice. We made the croissant dough, which was then wrapped and put in the refrigerator for the next day. We were then given a wrapped pack of dough, presumably made by a class the previous day, which we used to make 4 croissants and 4 pain au chocolate. We were given a bag and foil to take home what we didn't eat. I really enjoyed the class and hopefully will be inspired to try to make them at home. My only disappointment was that I was under the impression we would make pain aux raisins as well, but we did not, we were merely shown pictures in a Cookbook.
I have a whole new respect for the art of croissant making! The instructor was excellent, the class started on time, her english was perfect and we ended up with croissant to go which was amazing! Totally recommend this activity.
Perfect way to enjoy a morning in Paris! I was excited to experience a class on how to make the most famous of all pastries, the croissant. I definitely have a new appreciation in to the amount of skill and work that goes into creating these gorgeous fluffy pastries. The learning space was a professional kitchen with plenty of room and our teacher was highly skilled. I had so many croissants and pain au chocolat to take home that I was eating them for breakfast and afternoon snacks for a couple of days. Highly recommend this class.
We had a lot of fun at this class. Julie was great. I had no idea how much work goes into making croissants and I honestly have a much larger appreciation for them now. Ours tasted delicious when they were finished which surely helps. Near the end of the class Julie also gave us some great tips for nearby places to explore in the neighborhood. I definitely recommend this class.
I had a great time at this baking class and learned a lot in a short time despite being a baker for many years. Julie was so knowledgeable in all technical aspects of making the croissant dough imparting great tips for making a successful end product. It was a bit far from my hotel, but definitely worth it. I would love to go back and try another class or a cooking one for longer in Paris.