Sunday, January 17, 2010

French Macaron Class

*French macaron half with candied violets sprinkled on top*

This past weekend I attended a class on how to make French Macarons with my friend Sherry. I've never attended a baking class before, so I wasn't really sure what to expect.

*action shot of sifting*

I had a delicious time, and learned a lot. While the teacher did a lot of the work, there were plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning. French macarons have a lot of little quirks and take some patience to make, so it was fun to learn about those things in the classroom experience before trying them out on my own.

*Sherry piping the macarons*

Our vanilla macarons were filled with either caramel and lemon curd, and we all got to take a box of our handiwork home.

Am I prepared to try these on my own? Well, I'm going to try; and when I do, I'll be sure to report back...perhaps jazzing them up with some color.


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