The French Macaron

French Macarons are elegant almond meringue cookies, sandwiched together with a light buttercream. They are the perfect small bite to serve with coffee or after dinner, and they freeze well. In this hands-on class, learn the tricks to mastering these naturally gluten-free cookies and a go-to-recipe for a creamy Swiss buttercream that you will want to use for frosting all of your cakes.

Pastry Chef Chef Thanh Tang, will share the techniques for making the perfect macaron batter, how to pipe, fill and flavor the evenly-sized cookie.

Sample in class, and then take the rest home to impress family and friends.

You will make:

White Chocolate Rose Petal Macarons

Orange Creamsicle Macarons

Mastering French Breads

While many cooks may shy away from preparing breads at home, producing your own handcrafted baguettes and loaves of brioche is incredibly rewarding. In this hands-on class, Pastry Chef Thanh Tang, previously the baker at Poppy, will discuss the mechanics of yeast, natural sourdough, preferment and how these breads develop structure and flavor through kneading and working your bread by hand. He will teach fermentation, different shaping techniques and scarification of the breads. Bonus – Chef Thanh will share his decade old sourdough starter with you for years of baking to come. In this hands-on class you will make and enjoy:

Baguettes au Levain (Baguettes with a Natural Sourdough Starter),

Light, Rich Brioche a Tete,

Couronne Bordelaise (Crown Bread).

You will take home your own Sourdough Starter, Baguettes, Brioche Loaf and Crown Bread. Plenty to show off and share! (As Pictured)