My daughter LOVES macarons… She loves the color, the flavor, the light texture. I think she loves every single thing about them!
And, ummmm, who doesn’t?
She also LOVES baking… She loves following recipes, adapting recipes and making anything delicious.
And, ummm, who doesn’t want to support THAT hobby?!
I love to bake and I love to eat pretty much anything she makes. I see encouraging her to bake as a double win!
So it was a no brainer when I learned that Macarons by Patisse offered baking classes in Houston.
With the class, you not only get the opportunity to bake with Sukaina Rajani, who is the baking brilliance behind Macarons by Patisse, but you also get to take home gorgeous treats, recipes for the macarons you bake AND a boxed mix and template to make it even easier to make macarons at home. SCORE-RAMA!
I registered my daughter, her BFF and got ready for a sweet adventure with the girls. You know what? Every single second was absolutely brilliant. I loved it! We all did!
We learned Sukaina’s inspiration in launching the bakery. We met her mom. We learned baking secrets. We met other fun people. We laughed together and we made some absolutely yummy treats to share at Easter dinner.
See those babies in the picture at the top of this post? Yep, every single macaron was made by our little baking class.
Here are a few photos of the action:
Learning a better way to sift flour:
Learning just when to stop blending the ingredients. (The perfect consistency matters):
Piping the batter onto the mats using templates to keep shape and size consistent:
Watching them bake:
Waiting ever-so-patiently for the shells to cool:
Filling the baked shells with dark chocolate yumminess:
Aaaah! the final product:
And, of course, getting ready to head home with macrons to share and boxed mix for later:
Like I said, we had an absolute blast baking together… and we’re already looking forward to trying them again at home very soon.
The class price is a bit steep- but Sukaina keeps the classes intimate and gives everyone personalized attention. I felt it was well worth the price. Registering in groups of 4 or more gives you a bit of discount, so grab a group and go for it if you’re up for a few hours of baking joy.
You can find more info on the classes at Macarons by Patisse. Or, of course, you can let the professionals bake for you and pick up macarons to take home from Macarons by Patisse in River Oaks, the Galleria or The Woodlands. They have all sorts of delicious, fresh flavors.
PS: Just so you know: This is NOT a sponsored post. I just knew I had to share.