Wednesday, February 15, 2012

French Macarons

In 2007 I was privileged to go on a fabulous London Tea Tour.   While there I visited 
LADURÉE SALON DE  THÉ inside of Harrods.

I ate my first French Macaron there.  It was the most delicious "cookie" I ever tasted, and I determined to learn how to make them someday.   Don't they look delicious?

For Christmas my son and daughter-in-law gave me a gift card from Sur la table.   While looking through their catalog, I noticed they were offering a class on Valentine Macarons.  I immediately called to register.

The class was Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

I was there bright and early to ask permission to take photos so I could blog about the class, and they graciously granted me permission.   Below is their teaching kitchen.

The clip board with my name, macaron instructions and black apron were awaiting me.   There were 16 eager students in the class.

Lisa, the class instructor, mixing the batter.

Piping the batter onto the cookie sheet.

After the macarons were baked, they were divided amongst the students, and each lady
filled their own macarons from a variety of fillings.   Due to space restriction, I've only posted a couple of photos of the class session.  It was a "hands on" class, but those photos are not included here.  The class was awesome and I gave it five stars!

These are the macarons that I brought home.   They were as yummy as I remembered.  My favorite was  pistachio.    Now to make them at home in my own kitchen!


  1. What a special opportunity to be able to attend this class! Good luck on trying these at home. I know you can do it!!!

  2. That trip was my first macaron experience, too! Oh, what great memories.

  3. Phyllis, welcome to the Macaron Makers Club! I suggest that you try to make your macarons ASAP while the class is fresh in your mind. I took a class at Adour in DC from their French Chef and found that making them a few days after I went to the class really made it so easy. We got a whole box to take home. YUM!! He even showed us how to make heart shaped macarons.

    I hope you have a successful macaron making session. I will be waiting to hear if you get "feet".

    Mary Jane

  4. What a fun class! And the ones you got to bring home are so pretty! Now you've got me eager to try my second batch ...


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