Decadent Paris: Cooking Class

20130203-143315.jpgIt has become a sort of tradition to take a cooking class when I travel abroad.  Part of it is because I like to eat…the other part is a way for me to bring a little of that culture back home with me.  During a previous trip to Paris, I took  a baking class (which focused on croissants, pain au chocolat, pain au raisin, foccaccia, etc.).  This time, I decided to take a desserts class.  My absolute favorite choice for cooking classes in Paris is Cook’n with Class.  The chefs are nice & knowledgable and the hands on instruction is so fun!  You can book either directly thru their website or via Viator.  They also have a Facebook page which features delicious season recipes from time to time!

During the Paris Desserts & Pastry class, we learned how to make creme brûlée, chocolate molten lava cake, golden bars, lemon tartes and Grand Marnier souffle. Delish!!!

The chefs!

The chefs!

The ingredients

The ingredients

Crust for the lemon tartes.

Crust for the lemon tartes.

Lemon tarte filling...and yes, I did order the mold :)

Lemon tarte filling…and yes, I did order the mold 🙂

Making molten chocolate lava cake!

Making molten chocolate lava cake!

Mold & ingredients for Golden Bars

Mold & ingredients for Golden Bars

Carmelizing the sugar on the creme brulee.

Carmelizing the sugar on the creme brulee.

Prepping oranges for the Grand Marnier souflee.

Prepping oranges for the Grand Marnier souflee.

Fresh out of the oven...lemon tartes with red currants on top!

Fresh out of the oven…lemon tartes with red currants on top!