Two friends joined together to get us a fantastic wedding gift: a gift certificate to the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. We chose a class on French macarons (and other pastries), and this was the result:
Well: part of the result. There were about ten of us in the class, and each pair or group made two recipes: macarons, and some other kind of French cookie (Ben and I made Linzer cookies; other pairs made Madeleines, “cigarettes,” almond cookies, and a couple other kinds).
Each recipe made a huge batch, so every person got a bakery box full to take home. We gave some to neighbors, brought some to our respective workplaces, and still struggled to finish them all. (We did finish them all though. It would be a crime to let all that sugar and butter and flour go to waste.)
We haven’t yet “tried this at home,” so to speak, but December is just around the corner, and December means cookie swap time.
Anyway, it was a fantastic evening and a wonderful gift!