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 the 5-minute mark when they appear and it means that I have to turn the tray – for them to be baked equally on each side.
For this batch I used the following recipe – the site I forgot to bookmark. 🙁
Ingredients for the macaron shells:
150g egg whites, aged
100g caster sugar (Superfine Bakers Sugar or Granulated Sugar)
180g almond meal
270g icing sugar (Confectioners’ Sugar or Powdered Sugar)
red food color (powder)
The photo above reminds me of one of the funniest quips I ever read.
“This guy found a bottle on the ocean, and he opened it and out popped a genie, and he gave him three wishes. The guy wished for a million dollars, and poof! there was a million dollars. Then he wished for a convertible, and poof! there was a convertible. And then, he wished he could be irresistible to all women… poof! he turned into a box of chocolates.”
Ingredients for the chocolate ganache filling:
230 grams semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into pieces
180 ml heavy whipping cream
30 grams unsalted butter
For the confectioner’s icing:
4 cups (460 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted
1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 tablespoons milk or light cream
For now, I’d just be teasing you with that – the ingredients. Tomorrow, I’d be posting the procedure on how these French cookies are made. 😉
cool and congrats, G!
…saw a macaron advertisement being sold dito lang sa QC and we were hoping to get one last weekend, kaso di ko maalala exact address kaya ayun, di namin nakita. lol. cubao area lang…will definitely try finding that store again kasi isa daw yan sa specialties nila and i have been wanting to taste one of those for the longest time! 😀
geez, cant wait for the procedure…the photos too tempting. galing:)
Willa @ The Smart Shopper says
Macaroons of all colors! Hindi masyadong obvious na favorite nyo yan mag anak! 🙂
Thanks for sharing they look delicious. I’ll come back for the procedure… hehee
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now I am drooling and wanted to eat that!LOL! mine is here sis!: http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-friday_23.html
those look sinfully inviting. Thanks for sharing your process.
yummy! wanna eat that hehehe
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Luna Miranda says
taga-kain na lang ako, G.:p so the macaroons i had in Negros were different pala…those had grated coconut. yours look delicate, and the aroma must be heavenly.
Living So Abundantly says
Those are cute and surely delicious. My favorite part? The chocolate!
Yum yum! This made me hungry! I better leave now and find myself something to eat! Lol.
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Congrats mare! They really look yummy. I may be able to finish a dozen. A late visit from PF. Here is my entry .
BTW, hope you can join us at Messy Go Round meme my daughter is hosting. THank you.
that looks so perfect G, and i love macaroons…can i have even one? hehehe! thanks for sharing your recipe…will save it for future reference. 🙂 have a great weekend!