A macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The macaron is commonly filled with buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies.
A couple weekends ago, all 3 of us had a free Saturday afternoon and we decided to have a Macaron Making Day. This was our first attempt. Glad we had an entire afternoon free because it took us quite some time. We had a grand time! We tuned into French singer, Charles Trenet, on Pandora in the kitchen and imagined we were in a Parisian boulangerie...a girl can dream...
a little music to set the mood
piping our first batch
we were happy to see macaron 'feet' come out of the oven
we filled our pink macarons with chocolate ganache
we decided we needed to make our next 2 batches a little larger and with lemon curd filling...yumm!!
then we took them out to our bakery's window display...
Though I do wish we could pick up a little treat at Angelina La Masion in Paris right now! :)
It was a sweet afternoon!