Elegant and photogenic French macarons have become one of the most popular dessert trends of late, but they have been made in Europe, in one form or another, for centuries. French pâtisserie Ladurée has sometimes been credited with helping Parisian-style macarons become so popular in recent decades. With their beautiful colours, delicate, melt-in-your-mouth texture and eclectic flavour possibilities, it’s no wonder people love to make them, bake them and — of course — eat them!
In this fun, hands-on workshop with pastry chef Justine Lam, you will learn the classic Parisian macaron recipe and techniques to make authentic and delicious tasting French macaron in your own home. Participants will learn how to colour and flavour macarons, different types of fillings, and even the best way to store them. You will get to sample some in class, and there will be extras to take home.
Justine Lam is a self-taught pastry chef who discovered the art of French pastry while living in Paris, developing a repertoire of patisserie specialties including croissants, chocolate bread, brioche, and more. After her stint in Paris, Justine came to Toronto and graduated from George Brown. In addition to being an avid home baker, Justine also caters desserts for personal and corporate events in Toronto through her company, Quintessence Cakes & Pastries.
Every Monday, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.