France is world famous for thier culinary excellence, especially desserts. While travelling in France, you can't miss out on enjoying these delicious pastries. #1 on the list of many people are the lovely cakes, macarons. In Paris, you can find macarons in almost every bakery, some of the most popular are Ladurée, Pierre Hermé, and Jean-Paul Hévin. But if you want to also learn how to make this cake, a French macaron bakery class is the best choice.
Located in the heart of Paris, you can easily go to a French macaron bakery class at Galeries Lafayette. The lessons are taught in many languages, so you can choose and book a a class in your preferred language.
Within an hour and a half, you will learn all that there is to know about macarons.
The origin of this type of cake comes from Italy, and had a different name. Today, the macaron composed of two almond meringue discs filled with a layer of buttercream, jam, or ganache filling and it was originally called the "Gerbet" or the "Paris macaron".
Dressed in an apron, you will learn the steps of creating the two different tastes of macaron with the French pastry chef.
You will learn how to make the perfect dough for the chocolate shell, where you will need to be careful about the details such as the mixing speed, order of adding ingredients, etc. After transfering the macaron batter into a piping bag fit with a round tip, you will create a beautiful shell.
After that, it is time to make the ganache. You will make two different flavours: chocolate and pistachio.
The last step is the filling and the assembly, you will be shown two ways to do it, with a piping bag like a professional and with a spoon, the easiest way.
At the end, it's finally time to taste what you have made, and eat it all, or save some for your friends and family. You will taste the best macaron in the world and have the confidence to make it at home.
Each class is limited from 6 - 18 people to ensure that the chef can guide each person individually which elevates the quality of everyone's learning. The classes are also open to children. After the class, you will receive the recipes in your preferred language to make your macarons at home.
If you are looking for special things to do in Paris, this is a fascinating experience. To have an authentic macaron bakery experience, you can book it right under this paragraph. Don't forget to use O'bon Paris' special code GLOBONPARIS to get a special 10% discount.
Words by Thanh Thuy Phan
Photographs by Yuna Lee
Address : "L'Appartement Lafayette" reception room, 3rd floor of Coupole (main building), near Le Concierge, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009, Paris
Transportation : Metro line 7, 9 Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette station / Metro line 3, 7, 8 Opéra station / Metro line 12 Trinité station / RER line A Auber station / RER line E Haussmann-St Lazare
Hours of Operation : Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 2PM
Duration : 90 minutes
Price : Adults - 44.10 euros with a 10% discount / children from 5 to 12 years old 15€ (must be accompanied by an adult)
Website : Click here (Address and schedule can be changed by season or event. For more information, check the website)