Pastry School: Pate a Choux

with Dana Cree

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Food & Drink

Event Overview

December 6th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the west loop

Pâte à choux—the name of the French pastry behind cream puffs, gougères, and éclairs—is one of the most versatile recipes in classic patisserie. Somewhere between a dough and a batter, it takes its name from the rough, cabbage-like shape it takes when baked; once in the oven, it blows up like a balloon, so much so the Germans call these puffs “wind bags.”

This class will teach you how to make the Pâte à choux batter, cooked stovetop in a pan. Then students will then watch Dana demonstrate different shapes the dough can make, from the simple cream puff, to an eclair, round wheels of Paris-Brest, and cheesy gougers. We will also learn how to construct the holiday "Croquembouche", a tall tree made of cream puffs!

Students will take home an easy to follow recipe packet, and have the chance to nibble on the pastries during class.

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Dana Cree is bringing her Pastry School column, written for Luckypeach.com, to the Chicago public. This class will focus on the versatile batter, Pate a choux. Dana loves teaching, and is excited to bring the lesson out of the written word and into a class setting. Check out the article, then sign up for a more personal experience!

http://luckypeach.com/how-to-make-pate-a-choux/

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