Course Overview

On this half-day macaron making class, you will learn all of the key techniques needed to practice these notorious bakes.

This course is taught by 2013 Great British Bake Off finalist Beca Lyne-Pirkis, who is an expert in macarons. Beca is passionate about teaching others the delicate art of macaron making on this half day masterclass.

At the end of the day, you will leave with a box of macarons that you have made yourself. You will also receive a recipe pack with several different flavour combinations for you to try at home, and a macaron shell template to ensure your macarons are always consistent in size.

Recipes learnt

Throughout the day, you will cook all of these delicious bakes to take home with you:

  • 1 batch of macaron shells
  • A chocolate ganache filling
  • A peanut butter cheesecake filling
  • Savoury goats cheese and fig jam macarons (demonstration)

(Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, to meet the dietary requirements of our guests).

Techniques learnt

  • How to make the make macaron shell
  • Learn how to make sweet and savoury macarons
  • Make a chocolate ganache
  • Enhance your piping skills
  • How to make macaron fillings to tantalise your taste buds

This half day course is designed to give you confidence to go home and practice all these techniques again. The aim is that you can go home and repeat the recipes for family and friends time and again.

Your chef tutor

Beca Lyne-Pirkis, 2013 Great British Bake Off semi finalist, will lead the course. Beca’s infectious enthusiasm has been passed down from generations as she grew up in a family who loved baking. Beca is now a very talented baker in her own right, perfecting traditional techniques, while also thinking outside the box to produce delicious new flavour combinations. With Beca’s caring personality, she makes the course achievable and gives learners confidence to recreate these bakes at home.

The fun and relaxed environment makes this course the perfect opportunity to learn from a chef who has such a passion for what she does. Beca will guide you into fulfilling all your pastry making aspirations.

This course is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the art of making perfect macarons with fillings for friends and family at home.

About your day

Our baking courses take place on the Catton Hall Estate. On the picturesque Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, we are only minutes from the A38. We also have plenty of free parking.

You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and all the equipment and ingredients.

Please bring three large containers so you can take home your delicious creations.

Our morning courses run from 9am to 12:30pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 8.45am.

Our afternoon courses run from 1.30pm to 5:00pm. Join the team for early afternoon refreshments from 1.15am.

Book your place

No prior experience is necessary for this half-day macaron making course. This course is a wonderful experience, as you will be able to learn from a master, meet new people, and enjoy some delicious food and wine along the way.  Book online or call us on 0123 711681.