Chicago French Market - Store & Café
131 N. Clinton Street, Chicago, IL 60661
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  Jefferson Park Chicago - Store
5927 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 545-7215 |

What Our Participants Say About Our
Baking Class

"Just a quick note of thanks for such a wonderful PACZKI Class. I have an even better appreciate for the pastries and my father in Florida is awaiting his FedEx delivery! Your passion for baking is inviting and it clearly shows in the quality of your work. I look forward to attending additional classes in the future."

-- Julie E., Chicago, IL

"I took your chocolate class yesterday and wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful time and a delicious lesson. Your cookies and chocolates and sauces are marvelous and I will most certainly be back for more."

-- Lara E., Chicago, IL

"While many were gathering around their tvs in anticipation of the Superbowl, I spent my afternoon with Chef Dobra in the back of her bakery making paczkis & chrusciki.

It was a wonderful time to learn first hand how to make these polish delights from scratch, allowing even more appreciation for those that make them every year during this time.

Chef Dobra shows a passion about baking and pastry making, which is evident with all the tasty creations filling the cases in the front of the bakery. I look to Chef Dobra and her expertise as she taught us about the history of paczki, creating the proper dough with patience, frying these globes to a perfect golden brown and filling them with glorious jams, jellies and custards..."

-- Joelen T., Chicago, IL
(3/25/08 -

"I think that I found my favorite neighbourhood bakery not in my neighbourhood. About a month ago, I visited Delightful Pastries for a cooking class with my cooking group. Chef Dobra is an amazing host and chef. She taught us the intricacies of tarts and pastry crusts with an amazing sense of humour and wit. She was so incredibly welcoming and sweet throughout the class. She treated us to hot tea, pastries from the shop, and paczkis. It was my first paczki for my Midwestern Polish self. The paczkis are buttery, light, and sweet. I enjoyed the plum butter version which my mom later revealed is a prune, but I don't care, it's damn good. After this class, I fell in love with the bakery..."

-- Carrie S., Chicago, IL
(5/18/10 -

Pastry/Cooking Classes

The classes are taught by Dobra Bielinski, pastry chef and owner of Delightful Pastries and run about 2.5 hours long.

Each class ranges from $35 to $65 with maximum of 12 people attending.

To reserve a spot please send a check to 5927 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL 60630. If for any reason a class needs to be cancelled the participants will be refunded their money.

For questions about classes please email Dobra at

** Cancellation Policy
You may cancel/reschedule your class up to two weeks before scheduled class date. NO EXCEPTIONS. We recommend that cancellations are made by email. Please email to reschedule classes.


Crepes Sweet and Savory

Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

In this class we will learn how to make a crepe batter, how to cook them and make different fillings. The fillings will be with poached fruit, preserves, spinach and bechamel. These crepes will dazzle you and your family.

The class will take place at 5927 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630


Classic Layer Cakes

Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

We will make some classic cakes in this class, from the super popular Chocolate Cake, to the fabulous Black Forest Torte to the famous Southern Lane Cake.

The class will take place at 5927 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630


American as Apple Pie

November 18, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST

We will be making Apple Caramel Pie, Buttermilk Pie, Pecan Chocolate Bourbon Pie and Pumpkin Pie. Everyone will make their own minipies and take them home to enjoy with the family.

The class will take place at 5927 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630


Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Rum Balls, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Coconut Macaroons (gluten free), Almond Rochers (gluten free), biscotti, lemon drop cookies, chocolate chip cookies, raspberry linzers, sour cherry chocolate chunkers, and if we have the time a couple other cookies. Everyone will taste cookies in class and take 1/2 lb home with them.

The class will take place at 5927 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630


Delightful Pastries offers private classes for groups for friends or companies who want to do team building.

If interested let us know at Minimum private class is 10 people.