In the Kitchen with Chez Pim: Macaron Madness
Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Cruz, CA
Don't call them macaroons. These gorgeous, delicate, intricate Parisian macarons have very little in common with coconut macaroons. Parisian macarons are elegant meringue-based confections, sandwiched between a delectable array of fillings that can be anything from bitter chocolate ganache, light-as-air buttercream, and sweet-tart fruit jams. And they are just as beautiful as they are delicious.
In this workshop, our home baker extraordinaire Pim, will teach you two principal techniques for macaron shells (French Meringue method and Italian Meringue method) and three elemental bases for macaron fillings (ganache, buttercream, and fruit).
These exquisite little beauties sure are tricky to figure out, but once you master the basic technique in the first half of the workshop, we will turn to more intricate flavor combinations in the second. By the end of the day you, too, will be able to churn them out by the dozens. (Incidentally, the macaron shells are totally gluten-free, made with only almond meal, egg whites, and sugar. Just in case you care about those things.)
You'll get your hands dirty and make your own macarons. We will discuss common faults in macarons and how to avoid (or fix) them. You'll also take home the macarons we make in the class to share with (read: show off to) your friends and family at home.
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August 7 (Sunday) 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. $115
This workshop also available on Sept. 3 and Nov. 5.
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Love Apple Farms is the exclusive kitchen garden for world recognized Manresa Restaurant. In addition to growing delicious vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers for Chef David Kinch, we are also dedicated to teaching folks how to up their game and lower their carbon footprint. We also host monthly farm dinners and private events. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to have us custom craft an on-the-farm experience for your family or work group.
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