Pikachu Macarons

It's only fair to share…Making 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…

Earl Grey Tea Macarons

It's only fair to share…Earl 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…

My Comprehensive Macaron Notes

It's only fair to share…I 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…

Macarons: Experimenting with Oven Temperature and Bright Colors

It's only fair to share…Since 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…

Macaron Journal: I would like to thank my husband…

It's only fair to share… 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…

Macaron journal : recipe #3

It's only fair to share… Not a single crack, all with nice frilly feet but hollow. Baked at 275 for 17 minutes — not enough I tried a different recipe this time.  The recipe I was using from Bravetart was heavy onthe meringue so a little more susceptible to cracks if the macaronnage was not perfect….

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