Macarons Class in Paris
As a Foodie who wants to enjoy the sweet life of a Parisian, taking a French Macarons class is in order. At Le Foodist, all our classes are hands-on, and our classes include instruction from scratch, using the finest ingredients, all the way to delicious confections. With your professional Chef, you will be learning how to cook one of the most challenging French pastries: from mastering the meringue, to the macaronade (the art of the perfect mix), all the way through making delicious fillings with pastry cream, chocolate ganache of pistachio, those delicacies will have no secret left after you will spend 2 to 3 hours in our kitchen perfecting your cooking techniques. And this Pastry class will be followed by teatime – an opportunity to savour your creations with tea and coffee. Before leaving with a box full of them for later pleasures. Check our upcoming classes and à bientôt!
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Our Macaron Class in Paris Step by Step
STEP 1: Each of our pastry or baking classes starts with the careful measurement of all our ingredients. A critical step in achieving the desired results.
STEP 2: It will then be time to prepare the fillings of the macarons – an opportunity for the class to make different flavours and textures that they will share later in the class.
STEP 3: The next key step in making macarons is the art of making the right meringue. How much to beat the egg whites, when to add the sugar, how to judge the readiness of it all, etc.
STEP 4: Mixing almond powder, powder sugar (aka compound sugar), egg whites and colorant will be the first step to prepare the famed cookies.
STEP 5: And it is time for the macaronade. This is a critical step if there ever was one. Getting to what we call a lava consistency is your objective – under the watchful eye of your Chef of course.
STEP 6: The next step will be the piping of the macarons in rows of beautifully coloured dots. To be basked before being paired as yummy sandwiches.
Macarons Classes Sample Reviews
Reviewed by Sophie on Facebook - July 5, 2021
The macaron class is not to be missed!
It was fun and insightful and a completely different experience to the generic list of ‘things to do when in Paris’. I’ve been living here for a year and a half, and it is on the top 5 best things I’ve done whilst being here. The chefs are patient and outgoing and make sure that there is no room for error, so you’re guaranteed to end up with beautiful macarons. I will be recommending Le Foodist to everyone.
Sophie, July 5 2021
Reviewed by Debbie on Yelp - February 18 2021
It was a great, hands-on class
I made time during a short visit to Paris for the class on macarons.There were just 5 of us, which allowed lots of direct attention to what each of us was doing. We all got along every well and had fun watching each other work and how things were going. I will definitely consider another class if I ever have the chance.
Debbie, February 18 2021
Reviewed by Caroline on Tripadvisor - January 6, 2022
Macarons for days
Macarons for days
Wow! Is all I have to say. This class was everything I imagined and more. Chef Fred gave tons of tips to make sure that we can repeat this all again. I have tried previously to make macarons and never was successful. Now I can’t wait to try them again, and I know I’ll succeed. Thank you, chef!
If you’re in Paris, take this class!! Don’t hesitate, it is totally worth the time and money!!
Caroline, January 6 2022
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Discover French Culture through Other Food Experiences
Discovering culture through food is what we want to do when we travel. So we have developed all our experiences with that simple idea in mind: ensure that you learn both about the topic at hand, but also about French culture in the process. So in our food tours, we will talk about the history of various aspects of French food, in our cooking class in Paris about how certain dishes became so important in our culture. During our wine tastings, we will explore the regional differences in French culture. And, a regional residential holiday is an opportunity to deep dive French food culture to its core and foundation: the regional gastronomies, and the concept of terroir. Follow the links to explore further.
More About Our Macarons Classes in Paris
The secrets of the patisserie at our macaron class in Paris
The received wisdom tells us that accuracy is the key to successful patisserie. This can involve precision in the mixing of the dough, care in the kneading and exact measurements of time and temperature in the oven. It can even mean precise temperatures in the working area. At our macaron class in Paris we learn exactly which disciplines are vital for good pastry and which are not. As we go, we also share our stories about the development of French patisserie classics and discuss the history which has brought them to our tables.
Experiencing variety at our macaron class in Paris
French patisserie has such variety and our pastry courses touch on all of the classics. You will learn to produce delicious macarons and meringues from France, Italy and Switzerland. Our macaron class in Paris will also impart the secrets of pastry basics like pâtefeuilletée and choux pastry while teaching how to make the perfect croissant. In these hands on sessions, you will find yourself up to your elbows in dough as you learn all of the arts of the best French pastry chefs.
Enjoying your macaron class in Paris
Above all else though, French patisserie is about enjoyment. It is no wonder then that when all of our hard work is done in the kitchen, we take time to enjoy our creations together with some afternoon refreshments. Our macaron class in Paris then continues as we share our thoughts on the culture and history of the French people and how they have led to the wonderful pastry creations we enjoy today. With a solid grounding in pastry cooking and knowledge of the cultural context of the finest patisserie, we know that our students will be producing great French pastries for years to come.