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Pâte à Choux: The Art of French Pastry

Elevate your culinary skills and tease your taste buds with our tempting Pâte à Choux Cooking Class. Embark on a gourmet journey where you will master the art of creating the foundation of some of the most iconic French pastries. This class is not just a course, but a gateway to becoming a connoisseur of delicate puffs and eclairs.

Certified Master Baker Punky Egan will guide you through the process of preparing this remarkable dough that effortlessly transitions from sweet bliss to savory sophistication. You’ll learn the techniques to ensure your Pâte à Choux rises to golden perfection, ready to cradle an array of delightful fillings.

Unveil the Secrets of Sweet Sensations:

  • Delight in crafting Classic Cream Puffs, their crisp shell revealing a heart of Lemon Chantilly Cream – light, zesty, and sure to impress.
  • Traverse the path to decadence with Eclairs, lined with luscious Vanilla Pastry Cream, and draped in a silken robe of Chocolate Ganache.
  • Impress at every gathering with dainty Mini Eclairs, their savory core sparked by a Spicy Cheese Filling that will ignite the palate.

Benefits of the Pâte à Choux Cooking Class:

  • Hands-On Experience: Engage with every step, from mixing to piping, ensuring you can replicate these delicate creations at home.
  • Versatile Skill: Once you have Pâte à Choux down, you’ll unlock endless possibilities, from appetizers to desserts, that can be adapted for any occasion.
  • Gourmet Results: Amaze friends and family with high-quality, homemade pastries that could easily grace the window of a Parisian bakery.
  • Interactive Learning: Our class provides a space to mingle with fellow enthusiasts while enjoying the fruits— or in this case, pastries— of your labor.

Dive into the world of Pâte à Choux and take your culinary prowess to new, delicious heights. Whether you aspire to host exquisite parties or simply indulge in the elegance of French patisserie, our Pâte à Choux Cooking Class is your first step towards pastry perfection.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your baking skills—reserve your spot today and prepare to dazzle with every dollop!

Wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase from our bar. Come early for cocktails (1:30) — class begins at 2:00!

Punky’s classes are only for adults 18 and over. Our classes are small, so you get personal attention from our professional instructors. Your instructor, Punky Egan, is a Certified Master Baker. She was the program director and lead instructor of the Baking Program at Madison College for 30 years. She now devotes her time to teaching the joys of baking to people of all experience levels – from novices up to experienced home bakers. Visit her website, punkybakes.com, plus see more of her baking on Instagram at #punkybakes.

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Mar 24 2024


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Punky Bakes


3248 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705
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