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Cocoa Black – The Chocolate and Pastry School

I had a wonderful afternoon with four friends at Cocoa Black in Peebles. This is a great  3 hour session, and I would recommend to book in advance. We had such fun making these delicious macaroons, with chocolate ganache and passion fruit and Chantilly cream. I froze a lot to eat another time but had plenty to eat and share through the week. Final picture of some of them on The Mill @ Lewinshope chopping board.

At Cocoa Black you’ll learn how to create a range of beautiful macaroons using the same techniques and equipment as professional pastry chefs. Pastry skills taught on this class include how to: – create French macaroons; – prepare butter cream; – prepare fresh cream fillings; – created whipped ganache; – prepare ganache; and – colour macaroons.

During this pastry class, you’ll prepare three of Ruth’s macaroon recipes. Recipes may vary throughout the year, but will typically include: 

– chocolate macaroons; 

– flavoured macaroons; and

– macaroons with fresh fruit and cream.

See details below to learn more about what they do: The Chocolate & Pastry School in Peebles (Scotland) teaches the essential skills required to work with chocolate. Founded by UK World Chocolate MasterRuth Hinks, Cocoa Black offers chocolate making classes, chocolate workshops and chocolate courses. Ranging from a couple of hours to a couple of days, you can be sure to find a chocolate class or chocolate course to suit your needs. Browse and book below, or view our pastry courses. For a summary of all forthcoming classes view our school calendar. To gift a class, book a private group class or arrange personal tuition with Ruth, please contact us. Their ware house where you are taught is behind the bridge in Peebles but their coffee shop is right at the small roundabout at the end of the high street. They sell all sorts of chocolates for eating, cooking and delicious hot chocolate drops.  This is coffee shop is fantastic with cakes and all naughty but scrumptious things to eat.


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