Macarons are a French delicacy with the reputation for being finicky, temperamental and difficult. But really, they’re not as hard as many people think they are and you can learn to make them at home – no special equipment required! Learn the secrets of fuss-free, virtually no-fail macarons using everyday kitchen equipment. Impress your friends with the “look-way-more-difficult-than-they-really-are” treats! In this class, we will make two different flavoured and coloured macarons each with its own filling. This is a hands-on class and where you will learn and practice some simple techniques that can help you master macarons. We’ll learn macaronnage (getting the batter just so) and how to pipe perfect macarons.
Mardi Michels is a full-time French teacher to elementary school-aged boys and the author of eat. live. travel. write. – a blog focusing on culinary adventures near and far. She has lived and worked as a teacher in Australia, Hong Kong, England, France and now calls Toronto home. As part of her job, she runs a cooking class twice a week for 7-13 year-old boys, Les Petits Chefs and Cooking Basics. She’s also a cook, baker, traveller, photographer, writer, Food Bloggers of Canada co-founder, Food Revolution Day Ambassador for Toronto and in her spare time (!) teaches French pastry classes (focusing on macarons) around Toronto.