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Pâte à Choux Pastries

Cream Puffs, Éclairs & More
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Learn approachable techniques for making decadent pâte à choux pastries that amaze! King Arthur Flour’s Gesine Bullock-Prado shows you how.

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  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
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  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Master cream puffs, éclairs, croquembouche and more with step-by-step guidance from King Arthur Flour instructor Gesine Bullock-Prado. First master making the perfect panade and find out how to achieve the ideal choux consistency every time. Then learn how to wield a piping bag like a pro and whip up heavenly cream puffs, gougères, Paris-Brest pastries and more. Next, Gesine shows you how to create a variety of delicious fillings, including classic pastry cream and caramel pastry cream. Plus, find out how to make hard caramel on your stovetop and create a thick and creamy chocolate ganache for topping everything in sight! Complete your impressive new baking repertoire with an amazing towering croquembouche and a showstopping St. Swanaré pastry cake — both sure to keep dinner guests raving for weeks.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Basic Pâte à Choux
Meet your instructor, pastry chef and author Gesine Bullock-Prado. In this lesson, you'll learn about classic French pastries made from pâte à choux, and make a panade. Gesine will help you master the consistency of the choux paste so your pastries are perfect!
2. Piping, Taming & Baking
3. Filling
4. Topping
5. Croquembouche
6. Gateau St. Swanaré
7. Assembly & Piping Techniques

Taught by

Gesine Bullock-Prado
Gesine Bullock-Prado
Gesine Bullock-Prado is a cookbook author, pastry chef and King Arthur Flour instructor. She has written four pastry and baking cookbooks and serves as a regular dessert contributor and editor for Better Homes & Gardens and Food & Wine magazines. Gesine also makes appearances on the "Today" show and "The Talk" and hosts "Unique Sweets" on the Cooking Channel.

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