Bonjour! My name is Grace, and I love to bake. I am enjoying my new life. I was very excited to discover that there was a French bakery nearby! Today is my first day, and I am going to make macarons! They are a bit of a challenge to me. I think they are très difficile. I never know how they are going to turn out.
First, I put on my Paris apron.
It has little Eiffel towers on it.
Then I get out all of the supplies, like my mixing bowl and whisk.
Next I pull out all of the ingredients I need, such as almond flour and eggs.
I read the recipe and put in the egg whites, sugar and almond flour.
Then I mix it all up with the whisk. I have to be careful. The macarons can be ruined if I over stir them!
The batter looks good, so I put it into an icing bag, and squeeze out the batter into circles.
Then I put the pan in the oven for 15 minutes. While they are baking, would you like to see some of the treats at La Patisserie?
First, we have 2 tartelettes. A raspberry tarte, and a chocolate tarte.
Next up, 2 strawberry macarons. They look yummy, don’t you think? I wonder how mine will turn out.
Now we have a strawberry bar. This has several layers of yummy cake and frosting on top. A frosting heart, frosting lines, and a juicy strawberry are the finishing touches on this pastry.
Oh! I looks as if I have a customer!
“Um, hello?” the girl outside says. She looks about my age.
“Hi! Welcome to La Patisserie!” I say, “Would you like a menu?” I hold one out to her.
She takes it out of my hand and scans the back, the part with the list of pastries.
“I would like a strawberry macaron,” she says.
“Coming right up!” I say with a smile. I carefully put a macaron into a box. Then I hand it to her. “That will be $1, please.”
The girl takes the box and leaves a dollar bill on the counter. Yippee! My first sale!
“Thank you!” I call to her as she strolls away.
I am trying to save my money. This summer I am hoping to go to a cooking retreat. I hope there’s one around here. :)
Thank you for coming to La Patisserie! I hope you had fun today! Now I have to check on my macarons. I think they are almost done.
Fun Fact: My really cute apron is from Etsy. You can buy one too, here.