A Brief Word About Coloring Macarons

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinI have found — or should I say accepted — a technique for coloring macarons that makes me happy. My macarons turn out beautifully except for the color. I can always get reds and yellows to turn out well but greens, purples and blues are utter failures. They fade, they brown and even the…

Pikachu Macarons

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinMaking these Pikachu macarons was much easier than I expected and I would love to share the technique with you. But what’s even more interesting about these Pikachu macarons  is how half of them met an unfortunate end. To make them I added 4 drops of Americolor lemon yellow to the macaronnage. After baking…

Earl Grey Tea Macarons

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinEarl Grey is my favorite macaron flavor but its a little tricky to get the tea leaves ground up into a fine powder.  I first start by grinding the tea leaves alone in either a cheese grater or a small spice grinder.  I then add a heaping teaspoonful of this in with my powdered…

My Comprehensive Macaron Notes

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinI have returned to making macarons recently after a 3 month hiatus.  DH is quick to remind me that it was not meant to be a hiatus but, rather, an end to all macaron-making.  Regardless, I was reviewing my notes and realized they needed more organization and set about compiling a chart.  DH used…

Macarons: Experimenting with Oven Temperature and Bright Colors

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinSince my last post I’ve been trying darker colors and different flavors.  I’ve run into problems with hollows when I go very dark like a dark red.  I did attain a beautiful Ohio State (my husband’s perspective) red by adding 2 teaspoons of chefmaster red powder to my dry ingredients but when I baked…

Macaron Journal: I would like to thank my husband…

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedin Macarons with Lemon Curd Filling Woot! Woot!  We did it! And I would like to give an Academy Award speech right now because I feel like I just won one in baking!  The third recipe was a charm and it just took a little adjustment of temperature and time to get it spot…

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