Mimi’s best macaron recipe for making non-hollow macarons successfully for beginners at home or in a commercial kitchen. Covering proper techniques: macaronage, aging the egg whites, making the meringue, figure-8 test, resting the shells and more. Step-by-step explanations, visuals, troubleshooting guide, free template and a how-to video are provided.
Making macarons in advance for a special event or special order can save time and eliminate stress. Learn the different ways to prepare macarons ahead of time.
The Iconic Ispahan After spending Bastille day sampling Laduree’s new dessert offerings for afternoon tea two weeks ago, I went home totally inspired to create my own Ispahan Macaron Cake. Even if you’ve never tasted the Ispahan, made famous by Laduree and Pierre Herme, I’m sure you will recognize the sight of this iconic Parisian […]
Real-Time Macaronage Video Ever since I posted the video tutorial on How to Macaronage in 2 Minutes, I’ve been asked many times for a real-time video on the process so that viewers can gauge how long the whole process actually takes. Today, I’m posting this real-time video of my macaronage process complete with a countdown […]
Using Real Lavender Buds for Lavender Macarons Lavender is one of my favorite flowers to use in my macarons, it has an aromatic and clean note which is very delicate. Used in the proper quantities, it can be fresh and uplifting, but moderation is key here since there can be “too much of a […]
One of the joys of having this blog is being able to communicate with so many baking friends from around the world. It really amazes me how far some of you are from little o’l me here in Vancouver, Canada. I know some of you are from the U.S., Middle East, Australia and Europe and you […]
Wake Up to a Big Cup of Coffee… Macarons! What is better than starting your morning with a big cup of coffee macarons? Rich, dark and sweet, it’s the perfect way to brighten up anyone’s day. These coffee macarons are packed with flavour since there is coffee and chocolate not only in the filling but […]
From now on, reader questions that I receive in private will be answered here. Since I receive a lot of requests for personal help, I have decided to publish the questions and answers publicly so that others can benefit from it as well. Please take a look through these questions and the resources I […]
A Pipeable and Fluffy Meringue Based Buttercream Today, I want to share this standard Swiss Meringue Buttercream with all of you since it is one of the best ways to prepare a meringue based frosting which is fluffy, stable, pipeable and most importantly, delicious tasting. As the name suggests, it’s part of the […]
Lavender Earl Grey Macarons with that “Easter Speckle” I’ve always loved the speckled Easter egg effect on a macaron and after my Easter Egg macaron tutorial two years ago, I wanted to recreate this effect again but this time, the speckles would be embedded inside of the macaron instead of splattered on top with food […]