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Bread by Hand – Baking Class – 27th April

We are delighted to introduce a new series of Rachel’s Apron bread baking classes hosted by The Real Macaron Company.

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In the first class, Rachel will help you master the basic stages of handling the bread dough, enabling you to feel confident making bread at home.  This class is perfect for someone entirely new to bread making as well as a more experienced home baker who wants to understand the process and achieve more consistent results.

You’ll learn the following skills which you will then be able to build on in following classes:

  • Kneading dough by hand- feeling the gluten develop through kneading
  • Ingredients – what is required for bread and how you can ring the changes
  • Proving – where, how, how long!
  • Shaping – making free form shapes as well as using tins
  • Baking – how to achieve a lovely crust and recognise when your bread is baked

This class will be held at The Real Macaron Company in Newbury – the perfect space for a relaxing and inspiring class, on Saturday 27th April – 12.30 – 4.30pm

The cost is £75 per person including all ingredients and recipes, and refreshments during the afternoon.  Places are limited to five in order to ensure that everybody has plenty of time for questions and personal interaction with Rachel.

To book this class please email info@rachelsapron.co.uk, gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com or call Gaye on 07887 870274

 


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Baking Classes for Children – Easter 2019

Introducing a “Tea Time Treats”  Baking Class for Children

The Real Macaron Company is delighted to announce a new baking class for children!!

Following the continued success of our Macaron “Bake with Me” sessions for 7-13 year olds,  we are introducing a new baking class for children, this Easter holiday.

The first “Tea Time Treats” class will be held on Tuesday 9th April from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. The children will make and decorate Easter biscuits, create a chocolate Malteser slice and produce a delicious homemade lemonade. The best bit is that they will enjoy their own afternoon tea and sample everything they make, before proudly taking the remainder home.

Our “Tea Time Treats” class is great value at only £27.50 per child, including all ingredients, refreshments and tea or coffee for accompanying adults.

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Macaron “Bake with Me” Classes

This Easter holiday, we will be holding two macaron baking sessions for 7-13 year olds, on Tuesday 16th April, one at 10.30am and the second at 2.00pm.

In these classes for younger bakers, the children will work with me to create, bake and decorate their own selection of delicious macarons, to take home and share (or not)!

 

Places are limited to 6 children per class and cost £22.50 per child, which includes a soft drink and a macaron as well as tea or coffee for accompanying parents!

Baking Parties

Bespoke parties for children and teenagers can also be arranged. Prices for parties start at £25 per head and depend on the level of activities and the age of the participants, .


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Afternoon Tea Baking Class at The Real Macaron Company – 30th March 2019

Let’s get baking!!  Rachel’s Apron and I are delighted to announce that our next Afternoon Tea Baking class, will take place on Saturday 30th March, 12.30 – 4.30pm.

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In this class you will learn to bake perfect, buttery shortbread, try your hand at  choux pastry  with raspberry eclairs, get to grips with iced lemon fondants and  master the all important “macaronage” for a coconut, dark chocolate and lime macaron.
This four hour class includes professional demos and plenty of hands-on baking as well as lots of helpful tips and baking advice.
When all is baked, we invite you to sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of tea whilst sampling your baked delights. The added bonus is that there will still be plenty to take home and share with friends and family.
The class will be held at Macaron House in Newbury – a perfect space for a relaxing and inspiring class.
Places are limited so do book soon. At only £75 per person, this really is a baking class not to be missed!

(Photo courtesy of Paul Gregory Photography @photographypaulgregory)


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Festive Afternoon Tea Baking Class

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Why not take a break from all the stress of Christmas shopping and book your self a place on our Festive Afternoon Tea baking class on Saturday 8th December, 12.30 – 4.30pm.  Learn to bake the perfect buttermilk scone, master the science of buerre noisette as you make delicious honey and orange Madeleines, perfect your piping skills with decorated Speculaas biscuits, and create a quintessentially Christmas macaron.
This four hour class includes professional demos and plenty of hands-on baking as well as lots of helpful tips and baking advice.
And when all is baked, sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of tea whilst sampling your baking delights, with cream, jam and fresh fruit to accompany the scones. The added bonus is that there will still be plenty to take home and share with friends and family.
The class will be held at Macaron House in Newbury – a perfect space for a relaxing and inspiring class.
Book soon and take advantage of our special promotional price of £75 per person. This really is a baking class not to be missed!

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To book email gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com or call Gaye on 07887 870274


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Afternoon Tea Baking Classes

Rachel and I are delighted that our newly launched Afternoon Tea baking classes are proving so popular.  Our next class is scheduled for Saturday 20th October from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, and the extra good news is that we  are maintaining the special promotional price of only £75 per person, until the end of the year.

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What better way to enjoy an autumn afternoon than baking a delicious, classic afternoon tea? Learn to bake the perfect buttermilk scone, master the science of buerre noisette as you make delicious honey and orange Madeleines, perfect your piping skills with melt-in-the-mouth Viennese Biscuits, and create a beautifully delicate Earl Grey and lemon macaron.
This four hour class includes professional demos and plenty of hands-on baking as well as lots of helpful tips and baking advice.
And when all is baked, sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of tea whilst sampling your baking delights, with cream, jam and fresh strawberries to accompany the scones. The added bonus is that there will still be plenty to take home and share with friends and family.
The class will be held at Macaron House in Newbury – a perfect space for a relaxing and inspiring class.
Book soon and take advantage of our special promotional price of £75 per person. This really is a baking class not to be missed!

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To book email gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com or call Gaye on 07887 870274


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Perfect Macarons!

Perfect your macaron baking skills this autumn at a fun and informative macaron master class at The Real Macaron Company, Newbury.  Macarons are an increasingly popular, and particularly delicious, sweet treat, but they are renowned for testing the skills of even the most practiced bakers.  At Macaron House we will show you how to overcome all the vagaries of macaron-making and assist you in achieving a perfect batch of french-style macarons.

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The two and half hour class combines a detailed demonstration, packed full of tips and helpful advice and a practical, hands-on baking session.  Refreshments, including macarons (of course!) are served during the session and there is plenty of time for questions and discussion.

This is a fun and informative class suitable for macaron lovers of all levels of baking skill.  £50 per person.

Join us at Macaron House, Newbury on one of the following dates:

  • 22nd September, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 6th October, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 13th October, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 1st November, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Call Gaye on 07887 870274 or email gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com for more details or to book your place

Looking forward to seeing you!

Gaye


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“Afternoon Tea” Baking Classes with The Real Macaron Company

Something New!

Introducing  “Afternoon Tea” Baking Classes with The Real Macaron Company.

Spend a happy afternoon baking with family and friends, or take time out to do something that you enjoy and want to learn more about. In this exciting, new class offered by The Real Macaron Company you will learn to make your own delicious, quintessentially English, afternoon tea including, Buttermilk Scones, Honey Orange Madeleines, Viennese Biscuits and Earl Grey and Lemon Macarons. At the end of the class we will invite you to relax and enjoy the spoils of your labours, with a refreshing cup of tea of your choice.  Of course, what you don’t eat is yours to take home and share!

The 3-hour class will cover a range of baking skills, boosting your confidence and inspiring you to increase your baking repertoire.  Places will be limited to six per class to ensure everyone receives plenty of one-on-one advice and encouragement. 

The class will comprise of a mixture demonstrations from Gaye Perry of The Real Macaron Company and Rachel Grenville–Hunt, professionally trained at the Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, and of a hands-on cookery workshop.

The first Afternoon Tea Baking Class will be held at The Real Macaron Company, in Newbury, Berkshire, on Saturday May 12th 2018, starting at 12.30pm.  The introductory price is £85, including all ingredients and recipes.A-2