Learn to make heart-shaped macarons in time for Valentine’s Day!
Making a batch of macarons is, without doubt, an art AND a science, and this class aims to give participants a boost of confidence in making fabulous macarons. You will make 15-20 macarons and these are all yours to take home, including a lovely 6-pack gift box. Share them as a Valentine’s gift or simply savour them in your own time! Class notes will be supplied and will include recipes and methods.
WHEN: Sunday, 9 February 2014 -- 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Monday, 10 February 2014 -- 6:30pm to 9:00pm
What you will learn
Preparing your ingredients and equipment
Making the macaron batter (French method)
Making chocolate ganache
Using colourings and flavourings
Piping the batter consistently into heart shapes
How to get lovely macaron feet (pied)
How to know when they’re baked
How to make Swiss meringue buttercream and raspberry filling
Pairing shells and filling them neatly
Storage, shelf life and boxing up
We’ll give you lots of tips and hints
We will also cover things that can go wrong!
This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate bakers.
Tutor: Leslie Grant
Leslie, owner of Leslie’s Cakes, is a perfectionist who has gained a strong reputation for her delicious cakes and macarons. Leslie learned how to make macarons the hard way. She spent countless hours reading cookbooks, trying and failing, her bin littered with colourful cookie shells night after night. She finally succeeded in creating macarons using a few, precise (but simple) steps that yielded consistent, delicious results and has developed this class with both the keen home baker and the budding professional baker in mind.
We will provide all the materials and equipment for you to use in class. You will just need to bring an apron, and pen/paper.
You will make 15-20 macarons and these are all yours to take home, including a lovely gift box. Share them as a Valentine’s gift or simply savour them in your own time! Class notes will be supplied and will include recipes and methods, plus materials and suppliers information.
How to book
If you would like to attend, please complete the form on the right, letting us know which class (and date) you'd like to register for, or e-mail email@example.com. We will email you an invoice together with a copy of our terms and conditions. Classes are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Your place is not secure until full payment is received. (See terms and conditions.)
Please book with care. Once you have made your payment for the class by PayPal or BACS and your place on the class is confirmed—it is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Location: Classes are held in Chobham, Surrey. (Details will be emailed to you once you have paid for your class.)