Learn how to make cream puffs, eclairs with St. Charles library program Aug. 3

  • Expert pastry chef Jessica Ellington will demonstrate how to turn a classic pastry dough into "Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Gougères" on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

    Expert pastry chef Jessica Ellington will demonstrate how to turn a classic pastry dough into "Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Gougères" on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Courtesy of St. Charles Public Library

 
 
Posted7/26/2021 1:09 PM

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, the St. Charles Public Library will host the online program, "Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Gougères" at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Expert pastry chef Jessica Ellington will demonstrate how to turn a classic pastry dough (pâte à choux) into elegant, delicious treats using just a few simple ingredients and your imagination.

 

Pâte à choux is a classic French dough typically used to make éclairs. Once you master the basic dough technique, you can create a variety of treats, both sweet and savory.

During this 90-minute virtual program, Ellington will demonstrate how to create éclairs, cream puffs and gougères.

She is an executive pastry chef with a decade of experience at some of Chicago's top restaurants, restaurant groups and bakeries.

Registration is required at scpld.libnet.info/event/5103467. You will receive a link to Zoom and copies of the recipes a few days prior to the program.

For Kids

The library also offers a variety of programs for youth. Sign up at scpld.libnet.info/event/.

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