How to Become a Pastry Chef – Module 2 (Intermediate)


Is Pastry your passion? Is your ambition in life to be a Pastry Chef?

Start with this professional module 2 that teaches you the art of French pastries: Saint-Honoré, Macarons, Financiers, Crêpes Suzette, Eclairs au chocolat… just to name a few of the exquisite recipes taught in this module.

38 videos + textbook + quiz
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Au menu: 38 recipes & technical basis

  • Crème Anglaise
  • Salted Caramel Sauce
  • French Praline Paste
  • Choux Pastry
  • Chocolate Chunks
  • How to peel and cut a mango
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Floating Island
  • Vanilla Creme Brulee
  • Financiers
  • Tigrés Financiers
  • Chocolate-Coated Madeleines
  • Brownies
  • Breton Pound Cake
  • Marble Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Fruitcake
  • French Gingerbread
  • Cannelés
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate-Praline Spread
  • Crêpes
  • Crêpes Suzette
  • Tropical Beggar’s Purse Crêpe
  • Waffles
  • Cherry Clafoutis
  • Profiteroles
  • Chouquettes
  • Chocolate Eclairs
  • Caramel Religieuses
  • Paris-Brest
  • St. Honoré Cake
  • Pearl Sugar Brioche
  • Tarte Tropézienne
  • Chocolate Macarons
  • Macaron burger

Bonus: Celebrity Chefs

  • Milk Buns by Chef Lennard Yeong
  • BeeHive by Chef Maxine Ngooi

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Learn more to master more technics and know-how in pastry with this professional module 2.

Make delicious, amazing and sophisticated French pastry are ones of what you’re going to learn: brownie, macarons, Saint-Honoré, profiteroles…

With our e-learning courses, you will learn gradually, at your own pace, all you need to become a pastry Chef and with our videos and recipes cards, cooking will be a pleasure with Pastry Chef Aurore, Personal Chef in France.

These cooking courses are accompanied by a set of professional textbook which will provide you with all the academic requirements, in your endeavour to become a professional chef.

As a bonus, find the signature dishes of famous Chef: Lennard Yeong, Maxine Ngooi.


Table of Content:

  • Chapter 1: Kitchen Structure
    • I. Team Structure
    • II. Work Wear
    • III. A Brief History of Baking
    • IV. Production Areas
    • V. Kitchen Safety and Sanitation
  • Chapter 2: Preliminary Food Preparation
    • I. Equipment for Washing, Holding, and Storing Food
    • II. Fresh Fruit and Herbs
    • III. Nuts
    • IV. Dairy Products
    • V. Eggs and Egg Products

(51 pages)

Chocolate chunks financiers



Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 persons
This is a more decadent variation of the traditional financier cake, with chunks of chocolate and a ganache filling. The French use a special financier pan, but a mini tube pan works too.
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  • 3 egg whites
  • 30 g flour
  • 60 g butter
  • 60 g almond powder
  • 90 g icing sugar
  • 30 g chocolate flakes

Chocolate Ganache

  • 40 g liquid cream
  • 40 g dark chocolate
  • 10 g butter


  • saucepans
  • whisks
  • rubber spatula
  • strainer (optional)
  • silicone mini tube pan
  • bowl


  • Heat the butter in a saucepan until it melts and turns brown. This is your brown butter.
  • In the bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered sugar, and almond powder. Add the egg whites and continue whisking.
  • Add the brown butter to the bowl and whisk until combined. Let cool at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the chocolate chunks. Fill the molds halfway or two-thirds full with the batter. Bake at 175°C (350°F) for about 15 minutes.
  • Turn the financiers out onto a cooling rack. Make the ganache: Begin by melting the chocolate over a bain-marie. Heat the cream in the second saucepan and pour it into the melted chocolate in three stages, stirring well after each addition to create an emulsion. Add the butter and stir until the ganache is smooth. Fill the center of each financier with ganache and let them rest at room temperature to set.


Tip: Step 4
To check for doneness, insert the tip of a knife into one of the cakes. It should come out clean. If not, bake for a few more minutes.
Making brown butter
To make brown butter, melt butter in a saucepan, then continue heating it while whisking vigorously. The butter will gradually change color, turning brown and emitting a nutty aroma—hence its French name, “hazelnut butter.” When pouring the brown butter into the batter, be careful to leave behind the milk solids at the bottom of the pan. You can strain the brown butter just to be sure.

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