After planning to take this course for years, I finally got around to taking a course on making French macarons.
We were paired up in teams of two and each group had to pick their own flavor. After much discussion, we went with hazelnut macarons with a passionfruit ganache filling. If the school had Baileys on hand though, it likely would have been a different flavor we made!
These are coconut macaroons...
These are Italian amaretti macaroons...
And this is the macaron the instructor made. Orange macarons with an orange cardamom ganache filling - yum!
Among the other flavors tried in the class were coffee-chocolate macarons with chocolate-coffee ganache filling, black sesame macarons, lemon and Earl Grey tea macarons and gingerbread macarons with dark chocolate ganache. I'm glad I finally got around to taking this class... now which flavor will I try to make first on my own??!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!