Introducing the mini class series: 30-45 minute bursts to learn a new baking skill! In this mini class, we’ll learn the ins and outs of MERINGUE- the luscious topping to a fabulous lemon tart, the swirl on the side of a cake, the base to French Macarons and other desserts, crunchy clouds of sugar as meringue kisses, or chewy discs in a beautiful pavlova. Meringue is so versatile and even though it’s just two ingredients – sugar and egg whites – it can be a little tricky unless you know a few key secrets to success!
In this class, I’ll be going over French and Italian Meringue the two I feel are the most important to know! There will be lots of tips and invaluable information. You’re encouraged to Bake Along to get the feel of both, but of course, it’s up to you. This class can simply be watched and the recipes made at a later date.
We’ll start by going over the different kinds of meringue and then hopping straight into making the most common: French Meringue. Then after a short demonstration of how to do Italian Meringue, it’s off to you for 5-10 minutes of fun French music as you concentrate and make an Italian meringue yourself! The class will end with instructions for how to bake off your creations to make meringue kisses and ideas for flavor additions.
Class time: Thursday, October 22nd
7pm Paris | 1pm EST | 12pm CST | 10am PST LIVE on Zoom! for 30-45 minutes
What you will learn:
- The secrets to Meringue!
- How to make a French and Italian Meringue
- Instructions for baking your meringue to make meringue kisses
- Recipes for: French Meringue & Italian Meringue
- A list of equipment recommendations specific to this class
- Access to a private Facebook group to share your creations, interact with fellow students and ask questions that come up
Egg whites, granulated sugar, powdered sugar. Optional flavorings: vanilla extract or paste, ground spices, freeze-dried fruit powder
Special Equipment Needed:
For the French Meringue: electric mixer (either stand or hand)
For the Italian Meringue: thermometer, electric mixer (either stand or hand), recommended: a scale
You can find recommendations for all of these HERE.
What level baker is this for?
ALL LEVELS!!! This is what my classes are all about: Making French Pastry fun and accessible! No matter your level you’ll pick up lots of great tips that you can apply to all of your baking projects.
What if I don’t have the ingredients/equipment?
Not to worry! You can choose whether you’d like to simply watch and bake later, or bake along with me.
What if I miss the class?
You will be sent a reminder email one hour before the class will start. Unfortunately, if you miss the class, it is non-refundable. You will have the recipes and are welcome to get in touch with any questions you have.
Is the class recorded?
The beauty of the class is that it’s live with lots of fun interaction. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and you can always get in touch after the class via email or on the FB group. For privacy reasons, the classes cannot be recorded, so make sure to mark your calendar!
How do I ask questions during the class?
You can ask questions during the live broadcast on Zoom either by commenting or talking directly with me! There will be at least 10 minutes at the end of each class for questions and you’re always welcome to get in touch with me before or after the class at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do we get the recipes?
The recipes and a list of equipment recommendations will be emailed to you with the Zoom link to your class several days before the class. To get a headstart, you’ll find the ingredients and equipment listed in the description above.
What if I have never used Zoom before?
Zoom is super easy. If you haven’t used it before, I recommend clicking on the link a couple of minutes before and Zoom will walk through any necessary set up you need to take.
Can I gift this workshop to someone?
Absolutely! Make a note in the order that this is a gift with their name and email address and I will send them the details for the class and a note saying it’s been gifted.
I won’t be paying in euros. How much is this class?
Your bank or PayPal will automatically convert the amount for you after you place the order based on current conversion rates. You can get an idea of how much this would be by simply googling “10 euros to dollars” (for example). Currently 10€ is about 12 US Dollars.
What payment methods do you have?
You can pay via PayPal, credit or debit card. To reserve your place, click on the “Book Now” button above.
No refunds will be made for virtual classes.