I was fortunate enough to attend the bread making course this year as part of a special birthday surprise. The class was small, which created a very warm and relaxed environment. It did not feel like a teaching seminar where you become just another face in the crowd, and everyone was given a chance to get stuck in and ask questions or request help; (this was especially appreciated during my disastrous baguette crisis). There was a lot of focus on ‘teaching’ as opposed to a 'monkey see, monkey do' approach. Simple explanation was given during each step in an easily understandable way, and I feel comfortable that I could transfer the skills I learned, in my own kitchen. Overall I could not fault this experience in any way – it far surpassed my expectations. Mentioning to my girlfriend that I loved the idea of learning to bake bread turned out to be a very smart move indeed!
Introduction to Macaron Making
Macarons (sometimes referred to in the UK as macaroons) are notorious for being difficult to master and patissiers and pastry chefs the world over take many years to perfect their skills. Our class is designed to help you try all the core techniques so that you have the confidence to recreate our recipes in your own kitchen – with a little practice you will be a pro!
You will make your own batch of macaron paste and Italian meringue, choose your favourite colour, before combining, piping and preparing them for baking. You will fill your macarons with a selection of fillings prepared and demonstrated for you, such as a chocolate ganache and a soft fluffy buttercream, which you can flavour if you wish.
All course bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation policy. Please ensure that you are able to attend the date you book, as transfers and refunds will not be offered, but you are most welcome to send someone in your place. This policy is to enable us to run our courses viably and therefore maintain our high quality standards – to explain, if a student cancels and transfers to a new date and we can’t resell their cancelled place then it means we lose out on making that place available e.g. that’s one student taking two spaces but only paying for one – it just doesn’t add up!
On the rare occasion that we must cancel / reschedule a course students will be offered an alternative date or a full refund without question.
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Due to the nature of our courses and the ingredients we regularly use allergens are present in our baking studio – visit our Downloads page to view or print our advice about main allergens course by course.
Making macaron paste / piping & baking / fillings / decoration
£110 per person
Who does this class suit:
Confident beginners & more experienced home bakers looking to develop their skills. This is a hands-on class which is not suitable for under 15s. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult attending the same course
Full Day - 10am - 3.30pm approximately, including a short break for lunch
Tuition; all equipment and ingredients; apron to use during the lesson; recipe sheets; lots of helpful hints, tips and baking advice; complimentary refreshments and a chance to taste some freshly baked produce. Students take home everything they have made on the day. Lunch is not included but we can make suggestions for places where students can find a range of food options, or are welcome to bring along a packed lunch
Maximum Class Size:
What our clients say about this course
What can I say? An absolutely fantastic class what a hidden gem that was found. Lucky gift brought by my fiancé and I enjoyed every second of it. Macaroons were perfect and tasted fab. Sarah was an excellent teacher and so easy going, helpful and made me feel relaxed. Thanks also to Annie for the support and encouragement. Great place I will be back
I attended a fantastic macaron course last week. All my previous attempts had been disasters but Sarah gave me lots of tips and advice that helped me to produce macarons and a variety of fillings. The true test was making them at home - and the proof was in the pudding as I was able to follow Sarah's tuition to make a successful batch on my own. Thank you - highly recommended.
Had the pleasure to meet the lovely Sarah who fixed a lifelong ambition of mine. "How to make the perfect macaroons". Well my family were extremely impressed with the box I bought home. Can only recommend the baking school. Very professional, hands on and lovely tuition. Can't wait for my next one.