Master foundational patisserie techniques.
France is known for its mouth watering desserts but with many complex skills involved, making your own French desserts at home seems out of reach for many. But learning the art of French dessert making can be easy. The key is in breaking it down into individual patisserie techniques and mastering them one-by-one, before making the delicious desserts found in patisseries and French restaurants.
Learn how to make 10 classic French desserts
From creme brûlée to tarte tatin and flan pâtissier to floating islands, there’s a delicious recipe for every palate. Once you master the foundational patisserie techniques, making your favorite classic French desserts will feel easy and you'll have the confidence to embark on a delicious journey of French patisserie.
Your family and friends will love you for it.
Sample Lesson: How to make a shortcrust pastry by hand.
What you get...
Learn 10 essential patisserie techniques with easy to follow culinary demonstrations.
Master 10 classic French dessert recipes with video tutorials to guide you step by step.
A range of guides and tips to hone your dessert making skills.
Access to the French Cooking Academy student group; a supportive space to share your cooking journey.
Flexibility. Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device.
30-day money-back guarantee. Try it out and get a full refund if it’s not right for you.
Can learning French patisserie be easy?
Yes. We've structured this course to create a learning experience that's fun and easy, even if you're a beginner. Lessons are divided into three simple stages. First you learn the theory, then the techniques with culinary demonstrations and finally, put it all into practice by making desserts with step-by-step video tutorials.
Five years ago, Stéphane set out to master the art of French cooking from his kitchen. He has spent thousands of hours studying and practicing the techniques taught in the most exclusive culinary schools in France and from classics like Escoffier’s Guide Culinaire.
Stephane's goal is to make it easy for anyone to cook delicious French food in their kitchen. His accessible and fun approach to decoding the complexity of French cuisine has accumulated over 60 million views online and forged a community of French cooking enthusiasts across the globe.
Discover the amazing things that can be created with meringue and whipped cream.
CREAM CHOUX PUFFS
Deliciously fresh choux puffs filled with cream and fruits.
This classic crowd pleaser speaks for itself.
PASTRY CREAM FRUIT TARTS
The simple way to use pastry cream as filling for all your fruit tarts.
Learn how to make the world's most loved custard caramel pudding.
PETIT POT DE CREME
All the basics techniques to make, use and cook custard in its simplest forms.
SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
A mouthwatering sauce that you can serve with all kinds of desserts.
Learn how to take basic crepes to the next level.
This famous upside down apple tart just got easy to conquer.
This custard sauce will elevate any cake or simple dessert.
This custard tart, known as flan pâtissier or flan parisien, is a timeless classic.
The basic skills you need to make whipped cream (piping and decorating).
MASTER CHOUX PASTRY
Learn the techniques to make the perfect choux puffs.
Learn how to make and cook french meringue in a variety of ways.
The comprehensive skills to whip up beautiful chocolate or vanilla eclairs.
Poached meringues floating on a sea of custard and drizzled with caramel.
This is one sauce you will be drizzling over your desserts over and over again.
CLASSIC NORMANDY TART
A regional tart with juicy apples, a light custard filling and an apple liquor glaze.
- Lesson 1: Whipping and Piping Cream (39:03)
- Lesson 2: Eggs and Making French Meringue (11:11)
- Lesson 3: Sweet Custard (14:52)
- Lesson 4: Creme Anglaise (vanilla custard) (13:52)
- Lesson 5: Pâte Sablée (sandy shortcrust) (37:50)
- Lesson 6: Pastry Cream (14:56)
- Lesson 7: Choux Pastry (28:57)
- Lesson 8: Crepe Batter (14:28)
- Lesson 9: Chocolate Sauce (21:45)
- Lesson 10: Caramel and Caramel Sauce (20:52)
- Dessert 1: Meringues Chantilly (24:54)
- Dessert 2: Creme Caramel (15:58)
- Dessert 3: Creme Brûlée (11:05)
- Dessert 4: Iles Flottantes (17:47)
- Dessert 5: Tarte Normande (22:23)
- Dessert 6: Flan Patissier (24:40)
- Dessert 7: Choux Chantilly (12:40)
- Dessert 8: Crepes Flambée en Aumônière (14:48)
- Dessert 9: Tarte Tatin (18:29)
- Dessert 10: Chocolate Eclairs (42:14)
Who is this course for?
This course if for you if you want to learn the basics skills of French patisserie and make classic French desserts at home. This course is also great for people with some dessert making experience looking for a refresher course or a recap on patisserie techniques.
Who is this course NOT for?
This course is not for anyone looking to obtain a professional French baking/patisserie accreditation.
How is this course different from other baking/dessert courses out there?
This course is focused on French desserts and the basic patisserie skills you need to make them. It's pretty unique; many of the patisserie techniques taught in this course are based on the curriculums of what's taught in French patisserie schools. This repertoire of skills will provide you with the building blocks to tackle a range of different and challenging desserts.
How much time commitment is required for the course?
This is a short course and it can be completed in less than 2 weeks. That said, the course is completely self-paced. You decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have lifetime access (meaning as long as the course is live) to all course materials, documents and videos. You can watch the lessons at your own pace and as many times as you want.
Can I join the private French Cooking Academy online student group
by enrolling in this course?
Absolutely. You can join the French Cooking Academy online student group after you enroll. This group is a supportive place to learn and share your cooking journey with other passionate home cooks, just like you.
Do I need certain equipment to follow the course?
Yes. To get the most out of this cooking course, you will need access to some standard baking utensils. What you will need to make the range of desserts in this course is covered in the curriculum.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
You bet! If you find that the course is not for you within 30 days of purchase, just let us know and we'll provide a full refund.
Why is the course in US Dollars?
The reason we work with US Dollars is because the USD is the most widely-accepted currency around the world. But don’t worry. You can purchase the course with any debit or credit card, no matter where you live, and your bank will automatically convert the USD to your local currency at the market rate.