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.

Pie Class

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST

Students will learn how to make pie dough using 100 percent butter. Then various fillings will be made and all the students will make their own pies. Students shall learn how to flute pie shells and bake off their pies. In this class we shall make apple blackberry crumble pie, pecan chocolate bourbon pie and Shaker buttermilk pie.

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


Cookie Class

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

This class will show students how to prepare to make lots of cookies in a short amount of time. Some of the cookies will be gluten free other will be classical American and European holiday cookies. Some of the cookies that students will be making are Lace Cookies, Viennese Almond Crescents, Macaroons, Snickerdoodles and more. Each student shall take one pound of cookies 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.