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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Kellyann Kozel

What you'll learn in this pastry class:

We're going to make the iconic pastry - the croissant. Our chef will guide you through the entire process from folding in the butter to rolling and "turning" the dough, to shaping.

This class happens in two sessions over two days. Please see the calendar below for schedule details. Total in class instruction is 3.5 hours.

[First Session]

  1. We'll start by making the dough
  2. While the dough is resting, we'll make almond croissant filling and strawberry jam to smear on your croissants when they're done. If you want to skip this, you're welcome to.
  3. We'll then roll the croissant dough and shape. We'll fold our croissants and add our fillings (chocolate and almond if you made it) as we like.

[Second Session]

  1. You'll end the class with freshly baked plain and chocolate croissants as well as almond croissants if you chose to make the almond filling.

Materials Needed to Participate Fully:

If you are able, set your kitchen thermostat to cool room temperature 68-72°F.

Croissant Dough

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 1/4 tsp. dry active yeast (can be found at or other large retailers who ship), 1 1/4 tsp. Instant yeast, or 2 Tbs. fresh yeast
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbs room temperature butter
  • 8 oz cold butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 egg (for baking on day 2)

For chocolate croissants (optional)

  • 2 oz. semisweet to dark chocolate (60%-75%) or 1/4 cup chocolate chips

For almond filling / croissants (optional)

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 oz. room temperature butter
  • 1 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar

For strawberry jam (optional)

  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt


  • Stand mixer is recommended, but the instructor will demonstrate how to make the recipes by hand
  • Ruler
  • Rubber spatula
  • Parchment paper
  • Chef’s knife or pizza/pastry wheel
  • Pastry brush
  • Bowl or bench scraper
  • 1 sheet pan/cookie sheet
  • 1 small or medium saucepan
  • 1 muffin tin (any size) with muffin cups or loaf pan
  • Pan spray or oil for greasing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap or 2 kitchen towels
  • wire rack

About the Instructor:

Kellyann Kozel

Chef Kellyann has worked in restaurants and bakeries since she was 16; both front and back of house. After graduating from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management, she went on to study pastries and cake decorating at The French Pastry School in Chicago. She currently works as a full-time Cake Decorator in Chicago.

Virtual Class FAQ

What will be included in my Virtual Class package?

One ticket includes an access link to your live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate from home.

How many people is my purchase good for?

Each ticket is good for one "device" (i.e. one computer, phone, tablet, etc. you'll be logging in from). This ensures we don't get more people in the class than the instructor can handle. Though we understand some people live together and will be working/learning together, the intent is that each class still allows for the same attention to attendees as if students purchased separately. Please be respectful of this!

Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

Yes, you'll both be able to ask questions using the chat function in the video hosting software as well as at certain intervals during the class via voice/audio. If the class winds up being on the smaller side, more spontaneous interaction/questions will be encouraged.

Do I have to show my video or speak during class?

While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Reviews of Classes at Kellyann Kozel (31)

(31 Reviews)
Handmade Croissants (Virtual)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/27/2021
Great class! Learned a lot about making croissants.
Handmade Croissants (Virtual)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/22/2021
I appreciated all the best practices and open discussion, which was warm and friendly.
Handmade Croissants (Virtual)
Reviewed by Jody V. on 12/27/2020
We loved it! Our instructor was lovely! Our croissants came out DELICIOUS! Thank you!!
Handmade Croissants (Virtual)
Reviewed by Tracy B. on 12/27/2020
Thank you for the great class. I made croissants in high school-32 years ago and always wanted to try again!!! The class was very well laid out and I loved all the tips like taking the temperature of the croissant, using a convection oven, butter choice, doubling up the pans, etc. I have always loved the almond croissant. At a lovely bakery here in Seattle they are always sold out. I feel like I just learned the best life hack! Thank you so much!
Handmade Croissants (Virtual)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/27/2020
Loved how much was covered...croissants, monkey bread, almond filling, strawberry jam. Instructions were easy to follow.

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