Friday, 1 April 2011

Mastering Macarons

Continuing with my culinary themed week, Wednesday evening I headed over to North London to the home of the Waitrose cookery school for a masterclass in Macarons.
They are this years trend as recently seen on both Raymond Blanc & Lorraine Pascal cookery shows.
The cookery school is beautiful, light airy, and filled with the creme de la creme of cookery equipment.
The chefs bought into the school have years of experience and have worked for some of the most prestigious names in the industry, both chefs & restaurants. On arrival you are warmly greeted and welcomed with wine or soft drinks of choice and presented with your chefs whites for the day!

James our chef of the evening was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and patient! A credit to the school and Waitrose.
During the course of the evening working with a "buddy" we baked 3 flavours of macaron;
Pistachio & raspberry
Orange marmalade
Chocolate with chocolate ganache & sea salt caramel

Taking home approx 40 macarons, a great cookery folder, & waitrose canvas bag.

I picked up so many tips from the evening and had a fantastic time... and no washing up!!!
Eleni (James assistant was a star with clearing our equipment and replening everything as well as offering helpful advice)

5 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Victoria xx

Archies Mum said...

Wow you lucky thing, sounds like you had an amazing time. Did you find them easy enough to make, and did they taste nice. Its something I've never attempted to make

Sharon said...

Yum! Looks delicious!!!

Sharon said...

Yum! Looks delicious!!!

klmpink said...

Wow that looks like a fabulous class I need to sign up for the next one pronto! Would you recommend?

Ps. Had a wonderful time in NY a weekend was just perfect and definitely left me wanting more!!!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Mastering Macarons

Continuing with my culinary themed week, Wednesday evening I headed over to North London to the home of the Waitrose cookery school for a masterclass in Macarons.
They are this years trend as recently seen on both Raymond Blanc & Lorraine Pascal cookery shows.
The cookery school is beautiful, light airy, and filled with the creme de la creme of cookery equipment.
The chefs bought into the school have years of experience and have worked for some of the most prestigious names in the industry, both chefs & restaurants. On arrival you are warmly greeted and welcomed with wine or soft drinks of choice and presented with your chefs whites for the day!

James our chef of the evening was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and patient! A credit to the school and Waitrose.
During the course of the evening working with a "buddy" we baked 3 flavours of macaron;
Pistachio & raspberry
Orange marmalade
Chocolate with chocolate ganache & sea salt caramel

Taking home approx 40 macarons, a great cookery folder, & waitrose canvas bag.

I picked up so many tips from the evening and had a fantastic time... and no washing up!!!
Eleni (James assistant was a star with clearing our equipment and replening everything as well as offering helpful advice)

5 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Victoria xx

Archies Mum said...

Wow you lucky thing, sounds like you had an amazing time. Did you find them easy enough to make, and did they taste nice. Its something I've never attempted to make

Sharon said...

Yum! Looks delicious!!!

Sharon said...

Yum! Looks delicious!!!

klmpink said...

Wow that looks like a fabulous class I need to sign up for the next one pronto! Would you recommend?

Ps. Had a wonderful time in NY a weekend was just perfect and definitely left me wanting more!!!