Macarons for the win!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Macarons | 4 comments

Macarons for the win!

Today ends my nosebleeding and headaches after going through almost 2 months into them! I finally finished the translation project! Yaay! I actually thought that everything’s finished yesterday so I went with the boys to McCafe, our favorite hangout because they could do some crafts while I do some blogging (free wifi) and we get to eat our favorites too! There’s macaron, cupcakes, cake slices and donuts, all tailored for our sweet tooth. Now that I finished the project, I hope to make macarons with...

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Perfected Macaron (procedure)

Posted by on Jun 26, 2011 in Baking, Desserts, French, Macarons | 11 comments

Perfected Macaron (procedure)

In making macarons, you need to start at least 3 days before…or longer. The eggs should be aged, leaving it in the fridge for at least 24 hours will make it more elastic – less air makes for smoother crust. There are discussions about how eggs are aged. There’s either you put in the fridge upto 4 days or you leave it covered outside the fridge but ย the salmonella-could-be-a-problem is brought up. So I chose the fridge as it has been becoming warm up here. I left the egg whites there for 2 days....

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Macaron Perfected!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Baking, Desserts, Featured, Macarons | 12 comments

Macaron Perfected!

Finally, I can proudly say that after a lot of trials and using different recipes, we did it! We’ve made macarons and it’s easier than before, they developed lovely feet and were crunchy outside but very soft in the inside. We tried both ganache and confectioner’s frosting for filling…both tasted awesome! Again, let me differentiate that this macaron is almond cookie as there is macaroon – made of coconut. We always get excited when we see these cookies develop feet. It’s about...

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Carpe Diem!

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Desserts, Macarons | 3 comments

Carpe Diem!

  Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. ~Erma Bombeck — My son and I – eating all the macarons we can! ๐Ÿ™‚   —-Post for: and ย   ...

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Macaron Adventure continues

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Baking, Macarons, Weekend Eating | 9 comments

Macaron Adventure continues

Like I haven’t told a thousand times how we love macarons. Here is another attempt of a different recipe and though the shells weren’t as shiny as the last time, they definitely developed lovely feet and they grew! For the recipe I followed Honey and Soy‘s religiously except for the meringue. It tends to be a bit runny if I put all of the meringue so I put in a bit at a time getting a feel of the texture of the batter to the right consistency. For the macaron shells the standard ingredients...

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French Macarons

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Baking, Dessert, French, Macarons | 11 comments

French Macarons

I finally got the courage to make my own Macarons. I subscribed to HoneyandSoy’s macaron mastery course and am trying to follow their footsteps. I however followed this recipe from Gourmettraveller. ๐Ÿ™‚ Macaron batter: 130 gm icing sugar 110 gm almond meal 105 gm eggwhites, at room temperature, left out overnight 65 gm caster sugar yellow food colouring Buttercream Filling: 1/4 cup butter softened 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cups (approx. 1 lb.) confectioner’s sugar sifted...

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