THE FRENCH HOLIDAY BAKER

Saturday, December 10th
10 AM – 3 PM

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https://www.lechatgourmet.com/product/the-french-holiday-baker/
THE FRENCH HOLIDAY BAKER
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$135.00

Buche de Noel Cake I Croquenbouche Tower I St. Honore Pastries
Christmas in the USA is a time rich with tradition, Christmas cookies for
Santa, ornaments and decorations, jingle bells and hot cocoa by the fire.
In France it’s baking and decorating yule log cake, known as a Bûche De Noël
or a spectacular croquenbouche ‘Christmas tree’ with glistening spun sugar.
And no holiday season would be complete without decadent pastries too,
so we’ll create individual St. Honoré with vanilla bean chantilly crème.
This classic French holiday pastry class is not to be missed!

Saturday, December 10th
10 AM – 3 PM

Techniques & Skills:
Creating Spun Caramel Sugar Threads
Making Pate Choux Dough I Making Genoise Swiss Roll Cake
Using a Pastry Bag & Decorating Tips

Recipes include:

FRENCH BÛCHE de NOËL
– Bûche de Noël is a traditional French Christmas cake
that dates back to the 19th century. The cake represents the
yule log that families would burn starting on Christmas Eve.
The burning of the yule log symbolized the New Year to come
and would bring good luck to the family.

BÛCHE de NOËL CAKE
– made of fresh baked Swiss roll chocolate sponge cake
rolled around creamy chocolate buttercream filling,
iced with dark chocolate ganache frosting and decorated
with edible woodland garnishes of hand sculpted fondant
 mushrooms, pinecones, fresh rosemary (pine fir)
and sugared cranberries (holly berries),
a delicious, show stopping dessert!

CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM
– light, creamy and fluffy chocolate buttercream
made with Dutch-style cocoa powder

DARK CHOCOLATE GANACHE
– ganache is a staple in any baker’s repertoire,
made with European dark chocolate to
create a silky, shiny frosting

SPECTACULAR CROQUENBOUCHE
– French for ‘crunch in the mouth’, croquenbouche is
an impressive and spectacular French dessert shaped
in a towering spun sugar tree made from miniature
crème puffs dipped in golden caramel then bound together
with glistening angel hair threads of caramel!

FRENCH PATE CHOUX PASTRY
– hand piped mini  puff pastry shells,
choux pastry is a delicate French pastry dough,
with soft, light, airy centers, and golden, crisps exteriors

ANGEL HAIR SPUN SUGAR
– homemade caramel spun
into threads of gold!

HONORÉ PASTRIES
– this decadent French pasty is named after St. Honoré,
the patron saint of pastry chefs!, a buttery puff pastry base
topped with vanilla Chantilly crème, surrounded by petite crème puffs
hand dipped in caramelized sugar to resembling golden halos!

CHANTILLY CRÈME
– homemade Chantilly whipped crème
with vanilla beans

$135 per person

Bring containers to take home your goodies!

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Saturday, December 10th
10 AM – 3 PM

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