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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Current Obession - Macarons



If you have read my blog before, I get a bit obsessive with recipes.  Especially those that do not come out the way I want them.  I am known to try a recipe numerous times until I get it right (my pan de sal).  This time it is French Macaroons.  French Macarrons has always intimidate me and I have always told myself I was going to try to make some.  During my pastry boot camp, we was given the opportunity to make them.  

Looks nice right?  It even has feet!


I finally saw the appeal of them (I had yet to try a good one).  So I set out to make my own version.  I picked a recipe that has taken may tries to get right, San Rival.  I worked on that recipe for about a year until I got it just right.




My first attempt, it came out more like merginue cookies

After 4 attempts, I got it right.  I went with a standard french marcaron recipe but instead of almond flour, I used a cashew flour.  I also made a french butter cream (just egg yolks). 



Look there is a small foot

Looks good huh?


27 comments:

  1. They came out perfect! Except for that one chunky one, they look lovely. Good job :D

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  2. Those are SO pretty! I bet they are delicious too!

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  3. These macarons look so very pretty!

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  4. Congrats on mastering the macaron! I recognize that early picture all too well, I'm still working on perfecting mine. Great job!

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  5. This has two of my favorites--old and new. I loved sans rival growing up and now I'm crazy for macarons. Good for you tackling this--I still haven't mustered the courage. Great job!

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  6. I get obsessive over recipes too, especially if they don't turn out right! Too funny!

    I've never made nor tried macarons. Hmm, now I want to give them a try cause they look sooo tasty!

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  7. I have never tried Macarons but they are somewhere on my mile long to do list. Yours turned out great.

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  8. Your one is very success. I made Macarons few weeks before, no feet - fail. Need to try again !

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  9. I LOVE macarons, congrats on your successful experiment!

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  10. Looks awesome! I'm so impressed at your dedication. I've been wanting to make macaroons for some time now, but you're right...they are intimidating!

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  11. Uh, is that question? YES, IT LOOKS GREAT!

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  12. These are beautiful...impressive:)

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  13. I too am a macaron lover, I love how the French Macaroons are so petite. I imagine they are difficult to make but yours look great!

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  14. I failed twice and haven't plucked up the courage to waste any more ingredients. Now, I'm inspired to try again!

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  15. I think you macaron was much prettier than the store bought one!

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  16. gorgeous macarons!! Congrats on the top 9 today!

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  17. These look great! Much better than my attempts. I like your cashew powder instead of almond! Congrats on Top 9!

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  18. Now I'm wondering about these. I've never heard of them before, but my father (who was born and raised in France) has always talked about how much he loves the "M" cookie, but I always assumed he meant macaroons because that's all I've known. Now I wonder if he actually meant macarons. I'll have to try these and surprise him! Thanks for the wonderful post....I hope I can make some half as good as yours.

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  19. Wonderful! macarons + sans rival = yum!! I know it's hard when you try a recipe for the first time, it takes a few attempts before you get it right (just like my pan de sal, too!) Wonderful post!

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  20. These look scrumptious! I haven't yet tried making them but I'm so inspired now! Such pretty treats they are.

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  21. Looks like practice makes perfect! My first attempt at macarons was a disaster! I must try it again!

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  22. I'm also bit obsessed with macaron-making and blogging about it! It is such a great feeling to finally get it right.

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  23. I still haven't had the courage to make macarons, although I've bookmarked about five recipes to try out! I recently bought a silicone baking sheet, though, so I think I'm going to have to tackle them.

    Yours, on the other hand, are absolutely beautiful, and practice really does make perfect!

    Jax x

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  24. Perfect feet! They look fantastic! It feels good to tackle a recipe like this :)

    One of these days I'll give them a shot...

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  25. I love Macarons! Of course I've never had them directly from France but I make an hour drive out to get get it from this French Baker. I'm intimidated to make them since I'm not a good baker but one of these days. I also love Sans Rival!

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