Macaron Mania

There’s been quite a stir about these sweet, delicate confectionaries known affectionately as macarons.

Citronge Orange Liqueured Macarons

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Citronge Orange Liqueured Macarons

The orange flavors from the juice, zest and liqueur intensifies after being sandwiched between the macaron shells and refrigerated, at least overnight. Be patient to let those sweet and sophisticated hints of various orange flavored sources come through in good time.

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Honey & White Chocolate Ganache Filled Macarons

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Honey & White Chocolate Ganache Filled Macarons

In the loving spirit of what Valentine’s is about, I’ve made pastel pink macarons adorned with three pearly sugar beads on the top shells. In between those delicate macaron shells is a creamy, honey and white chocolate ganache filling.

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Chocolate French Macarons

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Chocolate French Macarons

The ever delicate and finicky French Macaron with chocolaty goodness filling.

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Banana Macarons with Coconut Cream

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Banana Macarons with Coconut Cream

Fruits aplenty & summer flavors inspired – Banana Macarons with sinfully luscious Coconut Cream!

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Vanilla and Dulce de Leche (Cajeta) Macarons

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Vanilla and Dulce de Leche (cajeta) Macarons

Vanilla and Dulce de Leche (Cajeta) Macarons For the Mac-April (Mac Attack 6) challenge, our macarons were to be influenced by an April holiday. This month many schools observed Spring break, which during my childhood it was called Easter break. Even though I don’t necessarily have a Spring or Easter break to look forward to […]

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Le Jour Du Macaron (Day of the Macaron) – Lemon Macarons

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Lemon Macarons

  March 20th is Le Jour Du Macaron or The Day of the Macaron.   This is my first month as part of the MacTweets Group and the theme is “Spring”.   The awakening of my deciduous trees, flowers, hummingbirds, yellow and lemons scream Springtime, so my first attempt at macarons (since the Daring Baker’s Challenge back in October 2009) […]

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François Payard’s Patisserie & Other Macaron Indulgences

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François Payard’s Patisserie & Other Macaron Indulgences

Earlier this month I finally opened the December 2009 issue of Food & Wine Magazine.    The issue included an article entitled “Lesson in French Cookies: Baking Macarons” by Emily Kaiser.   The write-up featured French pastry chef François Payard demonstrating to Jason Wu (Fashion designer – designed Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown) his macaron making process.    It’s a great article and […]

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