The Real Macaron Company

Exquisite macarons for every occasion


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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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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 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


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Easter Macaron Baking for Children

Easter is a great time for baking, buying and enjoying sweet treats.  The shops are full of delicious temptations and television cooks inspire us with traditional seasonal recipes and new and exciting alternatives that we just have to try!

Children love to bake, and enjoy sharing the produce of their own handiwork with admiring family members.   During the Easter holidays,  I will be running macaron “Bake with Me ” sessions for 7 – 12 year olds, working with the children to create a selection of seasonally themed and decorated macarons to take home in a pretty Easter gift box.

Macaron “Bake with Me” sessions, with an Easter theme, which cost only £22.50 per child, including macarons and refreshments,  and coffee or tea for accompanying adults,  will take place at The Real Macaron Company, 41a Newtown Road, RG14 7BS, Newbury, on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April, starting at 2pm on each day. Spaces are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information or to book please call Gaye on 07887 870274 or email gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com

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**Special Master Class Offer**

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The Great British Bake Off is back, and I know you will all be inspired to discover your inner macaronista! So to get thing off to a good start, why not take advantage of my “3 for 2” offer. Book with friends and family in September for a class before the end of 2016 and get 3 places for the price of 2! You too can create your own showstopping macarons at a Real Macaron Master Class!

Contact Gaye for more details and to book your place!

Tel: 07887870274

Email: gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com


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An exciting, new direction for The Real Macaron Company….

Dear Customers,

I am writing to you today to let you know about the significant and exciting changes that are occurring at The Real Macaron Company.

When I first started out on this macaron adventure, my original plan was to teach Master Classes and create bespoke macarons for weddings, corporate events and other celebrations.  Since opening the shop in Newbury, in November 2014, the business has taken off at a great pace and I am absolutely delighted with the results of the last two years.  As a consequence of this success, I now wish to fully focus the business around its key aspects – the Macaron Master Classes, Weddings and Events and smaller, bespoke orders.

From the 1st August 2016 I will be closing the coffee shop, in order to dedicate more time and creative energy to the core business.

The Real Macaron Company is NOT closing down! I am simply moving the business in a new direction!  41a Newtown Road, Newbury will still be the hub of The Real Macaron Company.  I will continue to host Master Classes and ‘Bake with Me’ Classes at the premises.  With more time to devote to this side of the business, I have plans for new and exciting events and activities.

I will also continue to regularly bake in the shop and will be able to take on even more orders – large or small – whether for your weekend treats, or for special celebrations or parties!

Orders can be placed as normal by phone, email or via the website and you will be able to collect from the shop, by arrangement or even benefit from personal delivery. Details will follow.

I hope you will continue to support me in this exciting venture.  If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.  I really want to ensure everything is clear about the changes that are being made, and that you all continue to enjoy Real Macarons!

Kind regards

Gaye

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Learn to bake your own delicious macarons.

 

 

Phone: 07887 870274

Email: gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com

Website: www.therealmacaroncompany.com


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“Bake With Me” spaces available for 7-12 year olds!

There are still spaces to be snatched up on our “Bake With Me” classes for 7-12 year olds!

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Tuesday 26th July – 6 spaces

Tuesday 2nd August – 3 spaces

Tuesday 9th August – 6 spaces

Tuesday 16th August – 1 space

Tuesday 23rd August – 4 spaces

Contact Gaye to book your place before they are all gone!

 Call: 07887870274

Email: gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com