The actual title of this cooking class was French Choux Cooking Class. This was one of the best cooking classes I attended while I was in Jakarta because, teacher Cindy Sunogo wanted it to be a hands-on experience for all of us. Unlike most cooking classes where chosen volunteers get to try the techniques during different portions of the class, she had each of us assemble one of each of the 3 versions of Choux Pastry we were learning to make. Pantry Magic provided piping bags for each student. This is a great way to learn the tricky technique of piping. Photos after the jump!
Learning from someone who learned how to make French pastry from someone who actually learned it in France is really cool. The instructor for this class, Cindy Jessica Sunogo graduated from Ecole National Superieure de Patisserie France with a Diploma for French Pastry Art, after which she worked as an intern in Arnaud Larher, one of the leading pastry houses in Paris.
The perfect consistency…
How to create round shapes
What to use
The set up for the students to try out what they’ve learned and get hands-on guidance from Chef Cindy on what they are doing wrong or how they can improve.
Once the pastry was baked, it was time to pipe in the cream filling and the icing.
My first attempt at piping cream
How to pipe icing
*sidenote: I couldn’t stop staring at her fabulous nails haha. This lady works the kitchen in style!
By the end of the class, each student should have a plate they made of the 3 ways to prepare French Choux Pastry. Isn’t that amazing? Full disclosure, this is not my plate! I think I started eating mine immediately haha. Yes not only do you learn something new, you get to eat it too! (Served with delicious Indonesian coffee or tea)
It was a fun and memorable class. If you get the chance to take a class that Cindy is teaching I say go for it! I love her hands on style and it also made us interact with our fellow students more than if we were all just on the side taking notes.
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Pantry Magic holds classes regularly (monthly or bi-monthly if I’m not mistaken). If you would like to inquire if Cindy has another class scheduled or just to be included in their mailing-list for their cooking class invitations, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their store at the address below and ask them to do so.
*Cooking class c/o Pantry Magic Jakarta
Jakarta is in love with the art of culinary delights. There are many English cooking classes going on regularly (mostly on week days for the spouses). Read about other cooking classes I’ve attended in Jakarta below.
- Minang Cooking Class
- Turkish Food Cooking Class
- Risotto Cooking Class
- Pasta & Italian Pastry Cooking Class
- Chinese Food Cooking Class
- Mooncake Cooking Demo
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