September marks the start of the pear season. Since pre-historic times the pear has been considered an exceptional fruit. Among the many varieties of pears, the Comice stands out for its quality and taste.
Did you know that eating cherries leads to a boost in antioxidant activity in the body and can also helps you get a good night's sleep! Discover one of our favourite spring/summer fruits - the Cherry! And savour a delicious recipe.
Indulge your sweet tooth and learn the secrets behind the famous French pastry and baking recipes. Enjoy a French Desserts Class with classic seasonal recipes or after tasting your Laduree Macarons in Paris you may just be ready to learn to make your own with us! Bakers will be delighted with the techniques taught in the Baking and Bread Making classes and budding pastry Chefs might want to try their hand at Advanced Desserts level.
Are you an experienced Baker and ready to take your Dessert Making skills to the next level?
A Yule log or Bûche de Noël is a traditional French Christmas Dessert made with sponge cake and frosted and filled with buttercream. Many different flavors and decorations exist.
Who will become king or queen for the day at your house? Bake a galette and have a little fun with the family. Make a foil crown to place atop the cake before eating it.
Gâteau Basque is a traditional dessert from the Basque region of France. Typically this cake has pastry cream encased in a light shortdough pastry.
An easy-to-make Dessert recipe with delectable ingredients. Combining chocolate with passion fruit to create a luxurious dessert.
This delicious French tarte tatin was made by the Tatin sisters. The story goes that while making an apple tart, they made a mistake so to salvage the tarte they turned it upside down to the delight of their guests. You can experiment with pears, peaches and don't forget to serve with a nice dollop of ice-cream or crème fraîche!
We all love ice-cream in the summer but why not try nougat which is just as easy and no need for an ice-cream maker. The French call it nougat glacé or frozen nougat, sweetened with honey, it is very similar to an Italian semifreddo. This recipe is a delicious dessert made in the Dessert Cooking Class in Paris.
Financier is a delicious, buttery cake made in our French Desserts Class, lovely with tea or coffee. History tells us they were created by pastry Chef Lasne in 1890 to feed his clients working at the Paris stock exchange. Lasne had the idea (marketing ahead of time) to change the oval shape of the original cake to evoke that of a gold bullion and so the financier was born!