Saturday, June 29, 2013

Macarons, Je T'aime

My dream of baking macarons came true, and they turned out beautifully. Well at least some did, some were a little bigger than others, but for my first time baking I am delighted by the outcome. They are tricky little things. I enlisted the help of my friend Crystal who loves to bake. We researched and studied the whole week preparing to bake these guys. We went with a recipe we found on chow.com (listed below). I'm so lucky to have a baking buddy :))


                       






Recipe


Macarons:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour or almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Ganache filling:

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick), at room temperature and cut into cubes


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