October 31 – The Art of French Macarons

October 31, 10-11:30 a.m.

They’re delicate, they’re decadent, they’re delicious. Learn how to make these colorful confections that will transport you to Paris in a single bite. Following the traditional French method, you’ll leave the class with treats that will taste as good as they look on your Instagram.

Supplies needed:

  • mixer with whisk and paddle attachments (stand or hand will work)
  • large sheet pan
  • parchment paper
  • mixing bowls (3)
  • piping bag
  • silicone spatula

Ingredients needed:

  • (2) 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup finely-ground almond flour
  • 2 Large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Yellow gel-based food coloring

About the Teacher:

Michele Crater is a born-again baker in Nashville. After binge-watching seasons of The Great British Baking Show, she decided to tackle one of the most difficult challenges in patisserie: macarons. Avid lover of her church, her 17-pound shih tzu, and French culture.

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