Understanding and making macarons for beginners

EUNJ 119

Understanding and making macarons for beginners

Instructor: EunBi Jeong

Office Location: EJ119

Phone: (909) 419-3366

Email: jeblove119@gmail.com

Office hours: Monday to Friday. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (via Zoom) & by appointment

Class location: All meetings will be held online.

Time: All classes will start at 9 AM on Monday

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Exploration a basic of macarons and recipes of macarons. Emphases are on history, principle and the various types of macarons.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

By the end of the quarter, you will be able to:

  1. Define what a macaron is
  2. List ingredients and tools for making a macarons
  3. Define the difference between French and Italian-style couqes (shells)
  4. Build a skill of making a French-style couqe and an Italian-style couqe
  5. Analysis case of failure when making coques (shells)
  6. Explain the solution in each case of failure
  7. Build a skill of making a ganache and butter cream filling
  8. Build a skill of combining the coques (shells) and filling
  9. Explain the keeping method of the macarons

TEXTBOOKS

  • Required

Cannone, C (2010), Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Café. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press. ISBN-10: 1569758204, ISBN-13: 978-1569758205

Ogita, H (2009), I Love Macrons. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle books LLC. ISBN: 9780-8118-6871-6

  • Optional reading

Brechel, (2017). Brechel sweet home baking (브리첼의 스위트 홈베이킹), Korea. ISBN: 979-11-85392-53-0

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

You are expected to review all readings pertaining to each class session and to submit all assignments on time. You will have tasks, quizzes, and assignments for this course. All activities are designed to guide you to build your own macrons skills. Blog reflections, peer review and quizzes will help to understand the theory in depth, and assignments will improve your actual skills. All activities must be submitted no later than 11:59pm.

Late assignments: the late submission may result in up to a 40 % deduction from the each assignment’s score depending on the reason for the late submission.

Discussion

You need to create your blog and course section on the blog first. You will discuss a total of 4 topics on your blog.

Peer review

You will provide feedback to 2 different peers.

Quizzes

A total of 2 quizzes is designed to evaluate your understanding of the macarons.

Assignments

A total of 4 assignments is designed to lead you to a successful each module.

Assignment Document Naming Convention

Your e-mail program should start with “119” followed by the assignment name and then your First name and the first character of your last name. For example, the “SUBJECT” section of the EunBi Jeong Tools and Ingredients assignment e-mail should look like this: File name of your assignment: 119_EunBiJ_ToolsandIngredients.docx

, expanding the course map which includes activities and assessments, an introductory video, as well as assessment rubrics for your activities in the course evaluation.

COURSE SCHEDULE      

DateTopicReadings & NotesAssignment/tasks due
Week 1:April 2Basic of Macarons–   Macarons videos-   Tools-   IngredientsDiscussion (April 5)Peer review (April 8)Quiz module 1 (April 8)Tools and Ingredients (April 8)
Week 2:April 9Making coques (shells, cookies) of macrons–   Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Café (p.23-41)-   French VS Italian Meringue Macarons-   French style video-   Italian style video (0:00~21:30)Discussion (April12)Peer review (April 15)A picture guide (April 15)
Week 3:April 16Cases of failure and solution–   Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Café (p. 43-47)-   I Love Macrons (p. 36-37)Discussion (April 19)Peer review (April 22)Quiz module 3 (April 22)Assignment (April 22)
Week 4:April 23Making fillings and learning keeping methods–   Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Café (p. 53-93)-   Ganache filling video (21:30~27:18)-   Butter cream videosDiscussion (April 26)Peer review (April 29)A picture guide (April 29)

EVALUATION

  • At the end of the course, letter grades will be assigned according to the standard grading scale. EunBi Jeong will send a message after grades are updated. If you have questions about posted grades, you need to immediately send an inquiry to EunBi Jeong. Inquiries sent two days after the posting date will not be acknowledged.  It is very important for you to check your grades, especially your FINAL GRADE.
Course requirementsPoints
Week1: Module 1 quiz5
Week1: Tools and Ingredients25
Week2: A picture guide25
Week3: Module 3 Quiz3
Week3: Assignment25
Week4: A picture guide25
Weekly discussion and peer review40
Participation10
Total158
A95 – 100 %C+77 – 79 %
A-90 – 94 %C74 – 76 %
B+87 – 89 %C-70 – 73 %
B84 – 86 %D60 – 69 %
B-80 – 83 %Fbelow 59 %

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES

  • Academic integrity

Academic integrity is a basic principles of honesty and responsibility which are required to all academic learning processes included to attend a lecture, write and submit an assessment, and take a test.

  • Plagiarism

Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s work or ideas deliberately.

“Academic Regulations and Procedures” in the CSUSB Bulletin of Courses for the university’s policies on course withdrawal, cheating, and plagiarism will be followed. Please review (CSUSB Bulletin)

The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to this syllabus as necessary throughout the quarter.

STUDENT SUPPORT RESOURCES

Writing Center

To organize your document, you should make an appointment with writing center and check your paper. Learn more here: https://www.csusb.edu/writing-center

Library Workshops

The John M. Pfau Library offers a variety of ways to get research help. Get 24/7 online assistance, view videos and guides, visit the reference desk, or attend a workshop. Learn more here: http://library.csusb.edu/researchAssistance/indexW.html

rubric

Blog reflection rubric

CriteriaExemplary (10points)                               Accomplished (7points)Promising (4points)Incomplete (1points)
Content qualityReflect all questions. All reflection is clearly written in student’s words to the focus questions and has supporting references.Reflect all questions. All reflection is substantiated to the focus questions but doesn’t have supporting references.Reflect all questions. All reflection is not usually thorough and don’t have supporting references.Not reflect all questions. A reflection is not substantiated to the focus questions.
Writing quality Blog entries are free of distracting spelling, grammatical errors, and punctuation.Most spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct.Some spelling, grammar errors made, as well as some punctuation are not correct.Many spelling, grammar errors made, and the punctuation create distraction, making reading difficult.
Comments on peer’s entriesComments to two peers’ blog entries. Reply is clearly constructive, meaningful and thoughtful. New reply challenges peers to think critically.Comments to two peers’ blog entries. The reply is constructive, meaningful and thoughtful. Some words are off the point.Comments to two peers’ blog entries. The reply include only singular sentences, e.g., I agree, I disagree, etc.No comment is submitted.  

Assignment rubric

CriteriaExemplary (25points)                                  Accomplished (20points)Promising (15points)Incomplete (5points)
Contents ž Answer all questions. All answers are clearly written in student’s words to the focus questions.ž Fill an appropriate picture for each step. The picture can be clearly recognized.ž Answer all questions. The answers are sometimes written in student’s words or lacks detail or unfinished.ž Fill an appropriate picture for each step. The picture can be clearly recognized.ž Answer all questions. But some answers lack detail or unfinished.ž Not fill some pictures or cannot be recognized.Not answer all questions or not fill any picture.
Writing quality Blog entries are free of distracting spelling, grammatical errors, and punctuation.Most spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct.Some spelling, grammar errors made, as well as some punctuation are not correct.Many spelling, grammar errors made, and the punctuation create distraction, making reading difficult.

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