nannie Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 11:15pm
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ok,

I tried to make french macarons for easter using the info in the cc mag and another web site........... what a disaster. they came out just little puddles of goo......... icon_cry.gif

then, this week, I discover bakerella did a blog on how to make them (thanks to tartlette)

so I decided to try again.......... they were so easy and yummy.

I worship them both thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
LL

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kizrash Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 11:48pm
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Mmmm which ones mine? ohh they look good.

Caths_Cakes Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 12:06am
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they looked soo good . . ive never had one before icon_sad.gif

motherofgrace Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 12:11am
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what did you use as filling????

nannie Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 3:09am
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the filling is marscapone cheese and key lime curd (store bought) whipped until light.

it was yummy

motherofgrace Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 3:11am
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oh nice!

nannie Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 3:16am
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your little one looks like a real "sweetheart" icon_lol.gif

motherofgrace Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 3:21am
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thanks she.... can be lol!

snowboarder Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 3:23am
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Thanks for spelling them correctly (as opposed to 'macaroons')

KarmaStew Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 5:39am

Ditto on the correct spelling. macaroons are a whole 'nother cookie.

You actually should have titled your thread All hail Tartelette and her macarons! (since they are hers.....)

JGMB Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 1:31pm

Oh, I have been wanting to try these for over a year now, but I'm too chicken. Yours look absolutely fabulous!

luv2bake6 Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 2:54am

Me too. I've been wanting to try them every time i saw them at the bakery. Too chicken because they look so difficult. I printed the recipe and am looking forward to trying them out now. Thanks!

MaryAllison Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 3:12am

Wow! These really look yummy! Thanks for sharing! I think I'll give this recipe a try tomorrow...Sunday is my "experiment" day! Yippee!

KKristy Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 3:27am

Thanks for giving me hope ! I've tried to make macarons 3 times - all were failures....maybe I will try tartlettes recipe via Bakerella !

p.s. - your macarons look fantastic !

cylstrial Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 4:32am

Those really do look super yummy!

nannie Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 1:43pm

I think the key was I found almond flour at whole foods and it was already ground fine, I just had to sift once.

I also used superfind granulated sugar. don't know if the made a difference but couldn't help.

BTW
they were even better the second day icon_lol.gif

singleagain Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 6:52pm

I have NEVER heard of these before. What are they exactly?

LindaF144a Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 12:52am

I just bought a book at Borders that is about nothing but making these cookies - and the buttercream for inside too! I am busy making decorated cookies for my son's wedding this weekend. But after that I intend on tackling these babies. I just love the look of them. And all the different colors! Heaven.

nannie Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 12:57am

hi, single

these are pronounced like macaroons but are french ant totally different (no coconut)

Very light, very tasty and you can be so creative.

Check out this web site for more info:

http://www.paulettemacarons.com/

and bakerella's site too of course.

Linda, what it the name of the book? I have a borders gift certificate I've been saving and that sounds perfect.

GeminiRJ Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:05am

There's something so appealing about these cookies! I've always been too much of a chicken to give them a try, but now I'm thinking "why not".

LindaF144a Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:18am
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Originally Posted by nannie

hi, single

these are pronounced like macaroons but are french ant totally different (no coconut)

Very light, very tasty and you can be so creative.

Check out this web site for more info:

http://www.paulettemacarons.com/

and bakerella's site too of course.

Linda, what it the name of the book? I have a borders gift certificate I've been saving and that sounds perfect.




Here ya go! It's called I Love Macarons:

http://www.amazon.com/I-Love-Macarons-Hisako-Ogita/dp/0811868710/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1278551826&sr=1-1

Evoir Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:20am

I make thousands of these every year for cafes in my town. They are truly an artform! I fill mine with differetn types of ganache icon_smile.gif

nannie Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:03am

Gemini

Like you I was so intimidated, and my first attempt was a total disaster but I hate to fail and they are soooo expensive at my local bakery so I just had to try again.


Have fun and be sure to let us know how they come out and what flavor combo you make.

nannie Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:04am

Linda

they have it at my library........... I can't wait to check it out

thanks

KKristy Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:17am

I need to try these again....I also hate to fail a recipe.....but I have two times with these babies ! The third time is the charm, right ?

nannie Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:20am

ok, we need our own macaron support group. icon_lol.gif

newmansmom2004 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 2:46am

OMG - Nannie those look absolutely picture PErFECT! I'm inspired to try them now...I've been thinking about making them for a long time. Good to know you've found a recipe that works.

Thanks!

jstoops08 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:38pm

Would love to see a support group for these- I have attempted twice and although they tasted okay, they weren't pretty! I have an upcoming wedding and would love to make these for it.

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