Making Macarons



The night before we left town for Christmas, I became determined to attempt making macarons. I read up on strategies and compared recipes here and here. Q and I scoured the grocery store last-minute for almond flour (with no success, so I ground my own) and carefully selected ingredients like white chocolate & raspberry jam for fillings (along with pastry bags & tips, which I didn't own).

And by the time I actually got to the baking part - whipping egg whites into a glossy meringue, carefully folding, piping onto baking sheets, and waiting for the results from the oven - I realized I couldn't wait to experiment again & make these more often. Even if half the batch turned out like little meringue volcanoes, they still taste delicious.

16 comments:

rooth said...

Oh my - that looks divine. The misfits even look good!

Elena said...

They look amazing! I wanted to try and make these too for a while but I am too scared :)

Mal said...

oooh, they look wonderful! I adore macarons

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

This is on my list of things to do in 2012, looks like you were successful!

Tara said...

Raspberry jam sounds like a delicious filling. Aren't they so much easier than they seem? I'm going to make more, too! I wrote about mine earlier this week - http://thetinyhummingbird.blogspot.com/2012/01/le-macaron.html

Amanda said...

yum. I'm glad that you posted these! I want to make some for my husband's birthday so that we can remember the macarons we ate in paris!

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

Whoa! I am so impressed! Can you mail me some, please? :)

size too small said...

they look amazing!

third room studio said...

These look amazing! I'm yet to try them as they've always seemed a little too difficult, but the results are worth it!

Kir said...

They look beautiful (and tasted great too!). Very impressed that you undertook this task! I've been thinking about making them for years but have been too intimidated...

Gloria said...

I bet they taste as good as they look - yum!

jennifer little said...

Wow! I'm so impressed!!!! Beautiful!

Kayla Poole said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I spend enough money on these babies each week to completely justify a baking attempt at home. Yours look amazing and now I want one.

Heather J said...

This is awesome! They look great.

Tash said...

Alli, these look amazing. I've always wanted to make my own macaroons. Yours looks délicieux. xx

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

love how you captured each step of your macaron making! they look delicious and so pink! love it!

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