McMacarons! Or, If You Love Ladurée and Know Nothing About Where/How Their Macarons Are Made, You Should Skip This

I’m a lot behind in the world of macarons apparently, because when I found out that McDonald’s sells macarons in countries that are not the US, I was like… A quick trip to the McDonald’s France website takes you to their listing of flavors… My sister and her hubs came back from Paris a couple of… Continue reading McMacarons! Or, If You Love Ladurée and Know Nothing About Where/How Their Macarons Are Made, You Should Skip This

What I’ve Learned from Making Macarons Part 1: The Meringue

This post has been a long time coming.  Since the last post, I’ve been making macarons almost daily, with no time to write about it here.  So many variables to explore, so many things to perfect.  I spoke too soon when I declared the Dessert Truck Works (DTW) method as my “go-to” method.  At the… Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Making Macarons Part 1: The Meringue

Return of the Mac(arons): Green Tea and Strawberry Macs

After an early, leisurely stroll around the neighborhood this morning, I committed myself to the kitchen for most of the day because I wanted to see if I could repeat the Dessert Truck Works method of making macarons, but this time making green tea and strawberry. flavors.  I was so happy with the way the… Continue reading Return of the Mac(arons): Green Tea and Strawberry Macs

Macarons: Dessert Truck Works Method

Years and years ago, I took a macaron making class offered by Dessert Truck Works through Groupon (sadly, DTW is now closed).  I’m not sure why I deviated from the method they taught (I probably found it too fiddly — my new favorite word I have picked up from The Great British Bake Off), but… Continue reading Macarons: Dessert Truck Works Method

Macarons Revisited

Macarons.  Those colorful, round discs made of meringue and filled with some kind of buttercream or ganache or other…so pretty to look at, so delicious to stick in your mouth and chew, so difficult to get right the first time.  With so many techniques and what-to-do’s and what-not-to-do’s, should-I-age-my-egg-whites, should-I-let-them-rest-before-baking…It’s enough to drive the average… Continue reading Macarons Revisited