NEW! Mad About Macarons
Ages: 6th grade and up
Date: June 28-July 1, 2021
Time: 9am – 4pm. Arrive at 8:45 for health assessment.
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Every class we have - regardless of the menu - students ask when we can make French Macarons. This week is dedicated to mastering the art of this delicate french cookie that is particularly finicky to make. We will start the week by making meringue cookies so they can master the art of whipping egg whites into a meringue. After that, we will master a basic vanilla french macaron recipe and then progressively make more batches as we explore the following techniques:
- adding colors
- different kinds of fillings
- adding flavors to the cookie shells and the fillings
- piping different shapes
By the end of the week, their French Macarons will rival your local bakery and you will be looking for others to share the joy!
How to Prepare Inexperienced Young Chefs for Success
While you are waiting for summer, you can help your young chef prepare for camp by working on their measuring skills. Let them pour, scoop, and measure all types of ingredients. Talk to them about the labels on the measuring cups and spoons and how it matches the ingredients list on your recipe - or even on the side of a box. This is a No Judgement Zone! The more you allow them to work in the kitchen with you, the more independent they become.
What To Bring to Camp:
- Bring a cold lunch and a water bottle
- Bring to-go containers. More details about size later.
- Long hair should be tied back away from their faces.
- Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. They stand a LOT while they are cooking!