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.

Classes vary in price based on complexity.
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.

Halal Cooking & Baking Workshop

Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

In this workshop students will be learning how to make three flavored halal extracts, Coconut Balls and Moroccan Briouats with ground lamb, raisins and almonds. Each student will take a bottle of extract home and taste the finished briouates.

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


Fancy French Tarts Baking Class

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

In this class students will learn how to make classical sable dough. We shall prep our tarts shells and bake them. Students will learn how to make pastry cream, ganache, caramel filling and caramelized hazelnuts so we can make multi layered tarts. This is a longer class due to the nature of items that we are making which require time to prepare, chill, bake, cool and then finish. Students will be taking their tarts with them to taste with their friends and family what they did not finish eating in class.

Students can sign up online. They can also send a check or call us at 773-545-7215 to sign up via phone to avoid the fees.

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


Pie Baking Class

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

We will be making great pies in class, from learning how to make the best pie dough to fluting the edges.

Students will make chocolate whiskey pecan pie, apple blackberry crumble pie, pumpkin pie and a surprise. All students will go home with 3 mini pies to share with their family.

Students can sign up online, send a check to the bakery or call us at 773-545-7215 and sign up via phone to avoid fees.

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


Cookie Class

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2019 at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Students will be making lots of cookies in this class. From American classics such as snickerdoodles, to Itallian amaretti there will be cookies for all kinds of bakers from the complicated to the simple ones. Children from the age of 10 can sign up for the class. In addition all students will be decorating their own gingerbread man. All student will get to taste the cookies in the class and get to take a 1/2 pound home with them.

Students can sign up on line, send a check to the bakery or call us at 773-545-7215 and we can take the sign ups via phone to avoid the online fees..

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.