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Macaron Day Toronto

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Last March 20th, I was excited to attend the Macaron Day TO, here in Toronto.  World Macaron Day was founded by Pierre Hermé in 2008 in Paris, France. Since then, it has spread to major cities around the World including Paris, London and New York City to celebrate our love of Macaron and also for a charitable cause. 

Here in Toronto, there were several patisseries that participated in this event by giving out a free macaron and donating 25% of the sale proceeds that day to Red Door Shelter, a charitable organisation providing assistance to Women and Refugees fleeing from violence. It was a fun and very sweet event. Definitely got a sugar high from the different macarons we tried. For me, besides eating some macarons and donated to a charitable cause, I finally fulfilled one of my New Year's resolutions which you will discover in this post.
Rainbow colours and different flavours of Macarons from MoRoCo Chocolat. Here in Toronto, we do not have Ladurée or Pierre Hermé. Our local patisseries have learnt to bake their own Macarons and made up their own flavours. My favourite macarons are from MoRoCo Chocolat. They also make their own chocolates here. Their restaurant also serve delicious food and their drinks including different coffees, teas and cocktails are amazing too.
There were endless baking of Macarons all throughout that day. Freshly baked Pistachio macarons which is one of my favourite macarons. 


Macaron Day Class with Mardi at the Kitchen Studio.
Gadgets we used: Kitchen Aid mixer, pipping, spatulas, baking trays, electronic food scale
(to weigh the ingredients) and Iphone (used as our timer).

Finally, I fulfilled one of my New Year's Resolutions to attend a Macaron Class taught by Mardi at the Yorkville Kitchen Studio. Mardi, works as a French teacher at an Elementary Boys school, here in Toronto. She has lived in England and also in Paris, France for many years. She loves to cook and bake. Mardi learnt to bake Macarons, the French way, from the  Lenôtre Patisserie School in Paris, France. Mardi also teaches cooking at Le Cuisine in Paris. She also teach a cooking class to the boys at the Elementary school in Toronto through the Les Petits Chefs program, which she features in her blog, Eat. Live. Travel. Write - culinary adventures, near and far. Discover Mardi's blog here for her wonderful food photos and adventures. 
Mardi explained to us that there are three ways to make meringue: The French method, Italian method and the Swiss method. Macarons have meringue shells made from egg whites and filled with fillings made from ganache, buttercream or from jam filling. Mardi taught us the French method of preparing the meringue. 
Our first batch of Orange Macaron with chocolate ganache. Our ganache was made with semi-sweet chocolate chips sprinkled with liquid Orange essence which made it smell and taste so good. The chocolate and orange were a perfect pairing. 
Pipping the meringue shells onto the trays. Our second batch were Red Velvet Macarons.
The Red Velvet Macarons with cream cheese and buttercream filling.

While baking, we talked about our favourite Macaron places here in Toronto, in Paris (Ladurée or Pierre Hermé?) and also talked about our favourite Macaron flavours. The whole experience was fun and very comfortable. It was like hanging out in Mardi's or in your own kitchen.  
At the end of the day, after all of our Macarons adventure and Baking, we relaxed at MoRoCo Chocolat for a cappuccino and a Black Sesame Macaron.  Which macaron would you like to try? The Orange & Chocolate macaron or the Red Velvet macaron? 

Easter Bunnies
Some Easter Bunnies and Duckies made with White chocolate can be purchased on-line (Canada Delivery only) at MoRoCo Chocolat.
Sweet Easter indulgences from MoRoCo Chocolat.. Which Yummy Bunny would you like?
How will you celebrate Easter?  Let us gather around the Easter table here from Pottery Barn, Toronto.


Happy Easter everyone! 

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27 comments

  1. Great that you got to attend a macaron workshop! I would love to experience the same one day.

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  2. So glad you enjoyed Macaron day Pamela and for a worthy cause. The chocolate-orange and sesame macarons sound delicious. Now you can make them, you can make me a dozen rose macarons every week:) Happy Easter.
    paul

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  3. Hi Pamela! Thanks for your comment, regarding your words you are very right, thats why I love your country and Toronto in particular:)) In fact, I would enjoyed the macaron's day! here we havent celebrate it but I also I'd love to attend a class to learn how bake them!:) Definitely I'd love to try the red velvet one:D Inspires me a lot! all the bunnies are so cute! Happy Easter dear, hope you have a great time! Kisses! xo

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  4. These macarons look so great! I would love to taste the green ones :D
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  5. Oh Pamela! What a delight to have experienced. Attending a macaron class is on my list too. I have never had a red velvet with cream cheese macaron. I think I would just go to heaven with that one. HaHaHa Here in New Orleans we don't have a Hermes or Laduree either so that is why I featured Sucre. Their head chef has learned how to fix macarons the French way also and they are delicious. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a Happy Easter doll.

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  6. Oh my god! This is an amazing post! :)

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  7. How much fun! I wish we celebrated macaron day around here. Happy Easter, Pamela!

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  8. You probably know from my blog that I'm a macaron addict (especially pistachio flavour!) A macaron class - what a wonderful way to spend the day! Your photos are amazing especially all the vibrant colours of the macarons.
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  9. this post made me crave macarons (actually I crave them most of the time) that workshop looks fun!

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  10. This is a lovely post and french macarons are just the best! I keep introducing them to everyone I know and they get hooked. I took a friend's daughter to nyc with me for the day and had her try one. Eventually her mom had to order them online to get delivered because she really wanted some!
    I would love to take a class making them, that would be great. Now I am craving them!!

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  11. Oh my, somebody, please, take me there!!!! I'm crazy about sweets! Thank you for this post!
    Happy Easter, dear Pamela!

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  12. Oh wow, I'm so impressed that you made macarons! I've heard they are very difficult. I didn't realize that yesterday was Macaron Day, but I picked up 3 dozen for a pre-Easter party I was going to in the afternoon. I brought vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, passion fruit, green tea, and lavender earl grey. The last kind was the biggest hit.

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  13. Que post tan bonito y tan rico.
    Besos

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  14. Sounds like a very yummy day... Happy Easter! :)

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  15. I was in heaven last week when a friend of mine brought over some coconut macs--delish. These are more colorful than the ones my friend brought in. Love actually seeing the process here . . .

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  16. wow amazing macarons ! it si little dificult to make them but they are so delicius like you now :D

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  17. OMG, this is so delicious!! My mouth is salivating, why am I always in Toronto during the wrong times? Happy easter!!

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  18. Oh my! Pistachio macarons are my favorites too! :) xx


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  19. Your post is so delicious, I want to live inside of that factory:-)

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  20. I can almost smell the macarons! Such a great post and fun day for you.

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  21. Que buena pinta tiene todo!!
    Besos
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  22. Gnam gnam! Check back soon to see me on Inside Me!

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  23. ooo~ This is so awesome <3 I'm LOVE macaroons so much! I'm so jealous you got to go <3

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  24. Hi Pamela! For some reason my computer would not let me comment...ha! But I am back:) Love macaroons, our daughter just learned how to make them, so I look forward to her visit;) Have a great weekend. Brenda.

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