Macarons - Where to Start?

MichelleDTFebruary 4, 2012

I want to try my hand at macarons. As a first timer, what book would you suggest as the "one"?

Thanks!

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arlinek

MY suggestion: go to http://www.tastespotting.com/ and do a search for macarons. This is a great website for food porn - pics and recipes. You will find lots of links to cooks' versions of this dessert confection. Many have detailed pics and instructions.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 5:14PM
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bbstx

I have loved reading the link below. Now if I can just work up the courage to actually make the macarons!

Here is a link that might be useful: Brave Tart Macaron Mythbuster

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 9:07PM
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MichelleDT

@bbstx - let's try them together and post results. I am chicken too put love all the beautiful posts about them.

I want to make this cake for my nieces this year and figure I have plenty of time to practice. Little macaron snowmen. How cute is that?

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 10:16PM
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Pudge 2b

After making them for the first time last year, I thought that really, they are not that hard. I read some online tutorialst and watched some youtube videos and then went ahead and made them. They turned out really well and I've since played with many flavor combinations. My favorite, so far, has been adding cinnamon to the macaron cookie dough and using a chocolate/espresso cream cheese filling.

The link is the cookie recipe I use and gives very good direction

Here is a link that might be useful: macarons

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 10:36PM
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