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: Experimenting with Color and Oven temperature

It's only fair to share… Les Petits Macarons recipe: 4 drops of chef master sky blue color added and 1/4 tsp Madagascar vanilla bean paste Set the convection oven to 365F then popped in the tray and turned it off for 7 minutes. Then turned the oven back on to 365F for 7 minutes. Under mixed…

Brighter Macarons

It's only fair to share…I have achieved some success in my ongoing attempts to achieve brighter colors on my macarons.  I have been researching different color products and I had tried both gel colors and powder colors with minimal success. Strangely enough I was able to drastically improve the color of my macarons by adding…

Troubleshooting Macarons: Color and Oven Temp

It's only fair to share… Today I end my quest for the macaron.  I have achieved a certain level of success, certainly not perfection but they are pretty and they taste good.  But I just don’t think I can make one more batch. I set out to achieve a good, unbrowned color today.  So my…

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