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Creating the perfect Croquembouche
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Creating the perfect Croquembouche

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The Croquembouche course is a hands-on culinary experience that dives into a French patisserie classic. Learners will master the art of creating a stunning Croquembouche, from baking the perfect profiteroles to crafting a flawless spun sugar cage.
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Erica Swanson
Hello! I enjoy mentoring people. I deeply care about other's success. I like to offer support and direction, whilst helping them learn and evolve in the process. I am an experienced Airbnb host in Seattle region. I am also a pastry chef.
Course Overview

Course overview

Mastering Croquembouche: A Hands-On French Pastry Course

Master the art of Croquembouche in this hands-on pastry course. Learn to make delicate profiteroles, creamy filling, and crystalline caramel glaze.
Course Benefits

Sweet Rewards: Croquembouche Mastery

Culinary Artistry

This course provides an opportunity to expand your baking and patisserie skills, particularly focusing on the French dessert Croquembouche.

Creative Expression

Designing and building a Croquembouche encourages creativity, fostering an aesthetic appreciation of food presentation.

Cultural Appreciation

Understanding the origin and tradition of Croquembouche, as an iconic French dessert, deepens the understanding and respect for international cuisines.

Practical Skill Development

Learning how to prepare a Croquembouche not only involves pastry making skills but also hones fine motor skills and coordination when building the dessert tower.

Food Science Understanding

By venturing into making such a complex dessert, students will inevitably delve into the science of baking, gaining a deeper understanding of techniques and ingredients used.

Course modules

Course modules

01

Introduction to Croquembouche

This module will introduce the learners to Croquembouche, a French dessert comprising choux pastry balls held together with caramel, and its historical and cultural significance. Beginners will learn about essential baking terminologies, tools, and safety rules.

02

Croquembouche Creation

This module will involve hands-on practice on creating choux pastry, filling them with cream, and arranging them into a tower using caramel. It will also cover how to make fresh whipped cream, chocolate ganache, and profiterole fillings. Learners will understand the role of each ingredient and the importance of timing and consistency.

03

Advanced Decoration Techniques

This module will take learners through the various decoration techniques for Croquembouche. This includes important skills like caramel spinning and tempering chocolate for garnishing. It will also touch on presentation and alternative filling and flavor options, enhancing learners' versatility and creativity.

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