Never, ever, ever, ever, ever again, did I say ever too many times? Well never, ever will I complain about the price of a macaroon again. I just recently went on a macaroon baking class at Madeleine’s Cake Boutique to learn how to make macaroons. I initially thought about going because I adore macaroons, I had no idea how they were made, so when I found out you piped them it was a no brainer as I have had an eternal fear of the piping bag. As I say my fairy cakes usually taste ok, but as for looks when the piping bag comes out a total disaster. This was killing two birds with one stone so to speak.
Madeleine’s Cake Boutique is like something out of a fairytale story, it is every girl’s dream. It is pristine, beautiful colours and has jaw dropping cakes and wonderful treats on display.
There were only 5 of us in the class, so nice and small. Our teacher a specialist pastry chef knew her stuff and wasn’t taking any fools. She was thorough and passionate about her art and the way she imparted it. We all had lots and lots of questions which she patiently took on board.
I had no idea exactly how much was involved in making macaroons, that is if you do it properly like our teacher showed us, or that there was a French and an Italian style.
Whether I can replicate and or remember all of it to do it at home again is another matter. There are so many tiny things to help the process to perfection. Tapping down the little tails with just a slightly wet fingertip, not too wet or you end up with a hole, or banging the tray once piping has been done against the counter, so you flatten the macaroons so they form nice little feet and become a lovely shape, the list is endless…..
So I herewith present visual evidence, I have booked on a baking course, to make madeleines, carrot muffins and red velvet cake Mmmmm and one day, hopefully soon I am going to attempt to make these at home. I had promised myself to do it this week, but time has run away again.
The macaroons we made were, Passionfruit & White chocolate, Dark Chocolate & Earl Grey, Green Pistachio & Raspberry & Rose MMmm yum, my mouth is watering all over again.
Half my batch of macaroons is in the freezer, the other ones were devoured by everyone in a matter of seconds. My personal favourite was the passion fruit macaroons.
As always this is a contribution towards Fiesta Friday #110
Archie official taste tester or critique, yet again didn’t get to try one as doggies can’t eat this sort of stuff as much as he would like, however he did say he was rather excited as he thought they were new toys for him to play with, disappointment ran over his wrinkly features when he heard grunts and groans from the family as they all got eaten miraculously fast.
I hope your’e weekend has been fun. Have any of you made macaroons, if so how do you feel about the whole process? Difficult or easy?