Today I have really amazing news: I’m a Skillshare teacher, and I have a brand new video class up right now: How to Make French Macarons.
This is probably the most exciting project I’ve undertaken since I decided to make writing and cooking my job. I’ll share more about what brought me to teaching in an upcoming post, but first, let me tell you a little bit about Skillshare.
Skillshare is a learning community for creators. There are thousands of online video classes available on Skillshare covering topics that range from web design to film production to creative writing. The teachers are professionals who excel at specific skills, and the students are creative people like you and me who crave to learn something new, whether for their job or hobby. Skillshare allows you to enroll in online classes, create relationships with experts, cultivate a community of people who have the same passions you do, and complete projects that unlock your creativity.
Skillshare has recently decided to step up their culinary offering, and I’ve been offered the incredible opportunity to teach a video class about my favorite treat in the world: French macarons.
I wrote my first post about French macarons almost six years ago. I had learned to make macarons in Paris the year before, and I was so smitten with the treat, I was making a new batch every other week. I had just started my blog, and given my infatuation with the Parisian treat, it felt natural that I would share how to make it. Six years later, my macaron posts are still, month after month, my most visited posts.
I think this shows that French macarons are way more than a passing trend. They’re delicious and cute, but they’re also notoriously finicky to make at home. The elegant meringue-based cookies, made popular by Ladurée in Paris, require method and patience to make, but they can be done in a home kitchen, and you don’t even have to be an expert baker!
I designed my Skillshare class both for novice bakers who want to learn new skills, and for experienced bakers who are seeking to master a new and impressive dessert. The class is divided into 15 short videos that will show you the essential equipment you need, the important steps to follow, the techniques to master, and the potential pitfalls to avoid. You can watch the videos on your own time, start practicing, share with other budding macaron makers, and ask me questions if you encounter difficulties along the way.
I’m confident that this video class will enable you to create perfect macarons. If you’ve never thought of making macarons, take a look: you’ll discover a delicious project to hone your baking skills.
My class is brand new on Skillshare, and I want the maximum number of people to see it. To help me get some visibility on the site, it would mean a lot if you would enroll in the class.
>> Special offer alert! The first 25 people to enroll will get free lifetime access to my video class, How to Make French Macarons. Click here to snatch your access right away! Your enrollment will take one minute, it is totally free, and it will help my class gain some traction. My goal is to reach 25 students and 5 reviews by this Friday. If you don’t have time to watch the videos right away, I totally understand, but I hope you’ll be able to take a quick moment to enroll and leave your feedback as soon as you get the chance. Thanks so much for your support!
If you can’t grab one of the first 25 spots, don’t despair! Skillshare also offers a free month of Premium membership upon sign up. During that time, you’ll be free to browse and watch as many classes as you want (including my How to Make French Macarons class!). ALSO: for a limited time, you can also register to access all classes for three whole months for only $0.99. Try it out right now, but be advised: You might become addicted to creative learning!
Are you ready to make macarons? I can’t wait to hear your feedback and see what you’ll create after watching my video class.
Full disclosure: This post contains referral links to Skillshare, which is partly how Skillshare teachers get paid for the classes they create. Thanks for your contribution!