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French Culinary Masterclasses / Best of French Boulangerie - Two Day Masterclass

Best of French Boulangerie - Two Day Masterclass

Overview

Join us for a two day Intensive Masterclass series focused on the best of French Breads and Viennoiseries. You will work from start to finish developing and fine tuning your French Boulangerie techniques, from Baguettes, to Croissants and more!

Wondering if you should join us for the Masterclass or our Baguette Class? We have some helpful information on that in our FAQs

Day 1 Overview

Day 1

Meet your chef and fellow bakers over coffee and croissants – the only way to begin!

Learn all about flour, yeast and levain – then make your own levain using wild yeast. 

Time to make pain de tradition, from frasage to cuisson! You’ll make various beautiful forms, including the classic baguette, batard, ficelle…

Get rustic by making pain de campagne - country bread – and learn more beautiful shapes.

Learn how to prepare dough a day in advance and find out how the boulangeries of Paris really work.

Day 2 Overview

Day 2

You’ll master the art of vienoisserie – making leavened puff pastry to create croissants in all their forms (including bi-coloré techniques), pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins and pains suisses.

Continue to futher fine tune your Baguette and French Bread skills practicing your methods for pain de tradition, pain de compagne, boules, epi, and other new classic shapes. 

Full Syllabus

Day 1

9-9:30am         Arrivals, changing, coffee & croissants (meet & greet)

9:30-10am       Presentation of participants and teacher, presentation of program

10-10:30am     Weigh ingredients for baguettes, mix the dough (frasage) for the autolyse

10:30-10:45     Levain – what it is, each person starts their own, difference between levain dur and levain liquid.

10:45-11am     Theory: differences in flour, different types of fermentations (yeast, levain-levure, poolish)

11-12pm          Baguette de tradition – weighing ingredients, kneeding by hand, rabats

12-1pm            Lunch break

1-2pm              Baguette de tradition – dough division and scaling, preshaping

2-2:15pm         Baguette de tradition - bench rest 

2:15–3pm        Baguette shaping

3-3:45pm         Baguette rising. Observe changes in the levain.

3:45-5pm         Oven – using the oven loader, using the peel, scarification and its purpose, cooking time and temperature, steam and its purpose, coloration

Day 2 

9-10am             Leavened Puff Pastry – weighing ingredients, kneading by mixer, division, refrigeration. Feeding the levain, pastry cream.

10-10:30am      Pain de tradition – weighing ingredients, frasage in the mixer for autolyse

10:30-11.30      Autolyze of pain de tradition, initial shaping of the croissant dough, shaping of the dry butter, beginning the lamination of the LPP (leavened puff pastry).

11:30-12pm      Kneading the pain de tradition (machine). Finishing the LPP lamination.

12-1pm             Lunch break

1-1:30pm          Pain de tradition – dough division and scaling, preshaping

1:30-2:30pm     Shaping croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins and pains suisses

2:30-3:30pm     Shaping baguettes, + batards, boules, ficelles

3-3:45pm          Bread rising. Observe changes in the levain.

3:45-5pm          Oven – using the oven loader, using the peel, scarification and its purpose, cooking time and temperature, steam and its purpose, coloration


Wednesday 24 Jul 2019 to Thursday 25 Jul 2019

  • Best of French Boulangerie - Two Day Masterclass
  • In our two day French Breads and Viennoiseries Masterclass running Wednesday July 24th to Thursday July 25th, spend two full days in a professional boulangerie kitchen learning all of the secrets to mastering everything about French Breads and Viennoiserie : from Baguettes to Croissants and more techniques here in the heart of Paris!

  • Location: On the Historic Ile Saint Louis - confirmation received with registration
  • Time: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €700.00 Availability: 5+ places left

Wednesday 28 Aug 2019 to Thursday 29 Aug 2019

  • Best of French Boulangerie - Two Day Masterclass
  • In our two day French Breads and Viennoiseries Masterclass running Wednesday August 28th to Thursday August 29th, spend two full days in a professional boulangerie kitchen learning all of the secrets to mastering everything about French Breads and Viennoiserie : from Baguettes to Croissants and more techniques here in the heart of Paris!

  • Location: On the Historic Ile Saint Louis - confirmation received with registration
  • Time: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €700.00 Availability: 5+ places left

Wednesday 18 Sep 2019 to Thursday 19 Sep 2019

  • Best of French Boulangerie - Two Day Masterclass
  • In our two day French Breads and Viennoiseries Masterclass running Wednesday September 19th to Thursday September 19th, spend two full days in a professional boulangerie kitchen learning all of the secrets to mastering everything about French Breads and Viennoiserie : from Baguettes to Croissants and more techniques here in the heart of Paris!

  • Location: On the Historic Ile Saint Louis - confirmation received with registration
  • Time: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €700.00 Availability: 5+ places left

Wednesday 23 Oct 2019 to Thursday 24 Oct 2019

  • Best of French Boulangerie - Two Day Masterclass
  • In our two day French Breads and Viennoiseries Masterclass running Wednesday October 23rd to Thursday October 24th, spend two full days in a professional boulangerie kitchen learning all of the secrets to mastering everything about French Breads and Viennoiserie : from Baguettes to Croissants and more techniques here in the heart of Paris!

  • Location: On the Historic Ile Saint Louis - confirmation received with registration
  • Time: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €700.00 Availability: 5+ places left

Wednesday 27 Nov 2019 to Thursday 28 Nov 2019

  • Best of French Boulangerie - Two Day Masterclass
  • In our two day French Breads and Viennoiseries Masterclass running Wednesday November 27th to Thursday November 28th, spend two full days in a professional boulangerie kitchen learning all of the secrets to mastering everything about French Breads and Viennoiserie : from Baguettes to Croissants and more techniques here in the heart of Paris!

  • Location: On the Historic Ile Saint Louis - confirmation received with registration
  • Time: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €700.00 Availability: 5+ places left

Central Paris Location

Last Minute Course Places

26 Jun 2019

  • French Market Tour and Cooking Class / Marché Monge
  • Spend the morning like the locals, with a typical Parisian experience. A full immersion in to French culture with a French Market Tour followed by a hands-on French Cooking Class right in the heart of Paris !

  • Meet outside of Metro Station ‘Place Monge’ on metro line 7. Upon exiting the Metro, please take exit ‘Sortie 1 (Escalator) : Place Monge’     Time: 9:30 - 13:30
  • Price: €165.00     Availability: 1 place left

27 Jun 2019

  • French Market Tour and Cooking Class / Marché Maubert
  • Spend the morning like the locals, with a typical Parisian experience. A full immersion in to French culture with a French Market Tour followed by a hands-on French Cooking Class right in the heart of Paris !

  • Meet at 18 Place Maubert in front of 'Café le Métro' outside Metro Station Maubert Mutualité     Time: 9:30 - 13:30
  • Price: €165.00     Availability: 3 places left

1 Jul 2019

  • French Bistrot Lunches / Le Soufflé
  • Soufflé au Fromage et Soufflé au Chocolat

    In this class you will be learning the secrets to making the perfect cheese and chocolate soufflés!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Price: €99.00     Availability: 5+ places left

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