How to make macarons

Pastry chef Mitch Strickland savouring his own macarons.
Pastry chef Mitch Strickland savouring his own macarons.

Macaron making classes are the latest in a line of fun foodie courses being run at the Frank Konecny Community Centre in Parmelia.

Macarons are sweet meringue-based biscuits made with egg whites and almond powder, which sandwich a flavoursome filling.

They are also considered notoriously difficult to make.

Apprentice chef Mitch Strickland, who works for the famed Temptations Bakehouse, and his team can make around 7000 of the tasty treats in eight hours.

‘I think they’ve become so popular because of famous patissiers like Adriano Zumbo,’ Mr Strickland said.

‘Essentially it’s just an almond biscuit with filling.’

Centre co-ordinator Mary Strickland, who is also Mr Strickland’s mother, said she had been to famous macaron store Laudree in Paris but thought her son’s were better.

She said there were many different classes available at the centre which people would not expect, including a new Japanese Cooking class, digital photography and belly dancing.

The macaron classes run for two hours on a Monday and cost $15.

Visit www.frankkonecny.com.au or call 9439 2470 for more information.