Macaron Fun with La Cuisine Paris

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I will be the first to admit I am a fan of the French Macaron. I have my favorite flavors at Pierre Herme and Laduree and of course they are also beautiful to look at. I was really looking forward to learning how to make macaron at La Cuisine Paris last week. The class did not disappoint as I was grinning from ear to ear the whole class. It was a lot of fun and Diane the instructor was filled with energy!

la cusine paris We made two different ganache flavors. One was chocolate with a hint of coffee and a praline flavor. The chocolate ganache was mixed with dark chocolate and the praline was mixed with white chocolate.

la cusine paris la cusine paris All ready in their piping bags. The ganache needed to cool while we started on the cookie part of the macaron

la cusine paris la cusine parisla cusine paris With two sets of groups making macarons we each picked a color for the outer shell.

la cusine paris la cusine paris Diane showed us how to pipe the macarons onto trays. It takes a little practice to make perfect but it was still a lot of fun.

la cusine paris We even got a little creative mixing the colors and adding different shapes

la cusine paris la cusine paris la cusine paris la cusine paris la cusine paris Once they were out of the oven and had a chance to cool we could start adding the ganache.

la cusine paris la cusine paris la cuisine paris They were ready to be eaten! We were each given a box to take home our macarons. Diane told us that they taste even better 24 hours later. Sadly, I never got to test this out. I took my macaron to dinner and they were eaten quickly by friends! Both praline and chocolate were a hit! Merci La Cuisine Paris.

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3 thoughts on “Macaron Fun with La Cuisine Paris

  1. Erin

    I am a macaron-oholic, but sadly Philadelphia hasn’t entirely caught on to the trend. Or, rather, we have them, but I have a picky palate 😉 I make do with infrequent trips to the Ladurée in New York to satisfy cravings between Paris trips, but I’ve always wanted to learn how to make them! Yours turned out beautifully. So colorful! Next time I’m in Paris I’m making this a priority. xo

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