On April 13th, I attended this hands on French Macaron class with Chef Marco Ropke at the Pastry Training Centre. Our class of 10 students were educated on the steps needed to make the best macarons.
This was my first class at the Pastry Training Centre, Marco demonstrated Macarons to us, we were partnered up and assigned stations where many of the ingredients were pre-portioned for us to then follow the recipe and make on our own.
During the popular French Macaron class, we learned many of the tricks of the trade to make these very special and tricky little cookies. We worked on various different flavours, colors and fillings.
This was a 4 hour pastry course and each of us left with a selection of macarons prepared in class. Various pastry techniques were covered, this course is a combination of hands-on experience and demonstrations.
The class made a selection of macarons with different flavours and fillings. My station partner and I made chocolate macarons with chocolate ganache.
As in all of their classes, all tools, utensils & equipment are provided. Aprons, recipes, light snacks and beverage are provided.
Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver is located at 818 Renfrew Street in Vancouver.
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By: Richard Wolak