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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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.

Pink and chocolate macarons on three plates

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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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

Plate of coloured macarons

Learn to bake your own delicious macarons.

 

 

Phone: 07887 870274

Email: gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com

Website: www.therealmacaroncompany.com


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MACARONS FOR CHRISTMAS – DEMONSTRATION EVENING AT COOK AT PUREWELL

If you haven’t yet managed to get to Newbury for a macaron masterclass, and if Poole is closer to home, I will be demonstrating at Cook at Purewell, Dorset on Monday 16th November, 6.00pm – 7.30pm.  Come along and learn how to make delicious, french-stye macarons in time for Christmas. Lots of tips, hints and advice on the vagaries of macaron-making, hands-on audience participation and refreshments including a selection of macarons to sample.  Tickets are only £10 per person from Cook at Purewell.  www.purewell.co.uk

red, white and green macarons with holly

Macarons for Christmas


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Macaron Master Classes – January 2015

January 2015 Dates for Macaron Master Classes are now on the website.   A place on a Master Class makes a great Christmas gift.   Gift vouchers are available in the shop or  by email or post.

Bright red macarons for Christmas

Christmas red macarons


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Macaron Master Classes, morning, afternoon or evening

Really looking forward to moving into our new shop premises in Newbury.  The first Macaron Master Class will be held there on 11th October – and we are still taking bookings for that class.  New dates for October and November are on the website and, to give everyone the chance to come along and learn the delights of macaron baking, I have included weekday morning classes and evening classes  as well as Saturday afternoons.  Do let me know what would suit you best – I can be flexible and build a class around you and your friends.  Learn to bake macarons in time for Christmas – they are certain to give the traditional mince pies and chocolate log a run for their money!

Bright red macarons for Christmas

Christmas red macarons