A classic French of patisserie, this luxuriously rich tart features a rich and buttery soft sweet pastry base, layered with delicate almond cream, finely sliced fresh pears and a delicious almond topping known as frangipane.
Join talented baker Justine Lam as she walks you through the steps to make this impressive and elegant dessert, and in the process discover many of the techniques and secrets of fine French baking.
Each participant will get a chance to make their own mini-tart to take home (if you can resist eating it warm from the oven!). As a special treat, Justine will be bringing in one of her spectacular Royal Chocolate gateau to share while the tarts are in the oven.
Justine Lam is a self-taught pastry chef who discovered the art of French pastry while living in Paris, developing a repertoire of patisserie specialties including croissants, chocolate bread, brioche, and more. In addition to being an avid home baker, Justine also caters desserts for personal and corporate events in Toronto through her company, Quintessence Cakes & Pastries