Admist all the holiday baking and shopping I did last month, I did not forget to pick up a small treat for myself which is the newly released Laduree Macarons book. And when I say the word “pick up”, I literally mean stalk both Amazon and Chapters online for it. I guess since it was […]
I made these little pink bears for my friend’s baby shower and as you can probably guess, it’s going to be a GIRL! Woohoo! I wanted to make these bears because they are just so cute and of course, they also totally fit into the usual cutesy pink baby shower themes. Since it was a […]
I love making cute animal shaped macarons for gift giving. It always pleases me to see a big bright smile on someone’s face when they receive them. Maybe it’s a psychological thing, when someone sees a smile, they tend to smile back. And that’s exactly the reaction you will get when you present a cute smiley […]
Get over 200 ideas for macaron flavors and learn about all the different types of macaron fillings – some are sturdier and better suited for use with macarons. Learn about the differences between curds, jams, buttercreams, ganaches and more.
There are actually 2 main methods of making macarons – the Italian method and the French method (the third method is the Swiss which is not as popular). Both methods yield essentially the same yummy and gorgeous looking concoction that most people will recognize as a macaron. However, there are a few subtle differences in […]
Having problems with baking French macarons? Here’s a macaron troubleshooting guide to help you bake perfect macarons that are round, smooth, have nice feet and are not hollow, overcooked, browned or have sticky bottoms.
Almond flour is one of the main ingredients in macarons. Anytime you read a macaron recipe, you will see that almond flour or almond meal will be required. The two are commonly used interchangeably. However, you still need to judge for yourself which one its referring to in context of the particular recipe you are using […]
I wrote this post because I found that there wasn’t much information about how to use your home oven properly when baking macarons. Unlike spacious and sturdy commercial grade ovens with even heat distribution, home ovens can be temperamental and seem to need a lot of coddling. For any home baker, it’s very important to […]