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Macaroons

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by SleighBelle, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. SleighBelle

    SleighBelle Occasional commenter

    I want to have a go at making some of those candy-coloured macaroons that seem to be everywhere at the moment.
    Does anyone have a failsafe recipe, hints or tips for a novice chef?
     
  2. SleighBelle

    SleighBelle Occasional commenter

    I want to have a go at making some of those candy-coloured macaroons that seem to be everywhere at the moment.
    Does anyone have a failsafe recipe, hints or tips for a novice chef?
     
  3. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    http://www.notquitenigella.com/2008/03/10/the-macaron-whisperer/ I've made the pistachio ones (scroll down for the recipe). They were a beautiful colour but the recipe made way too much buttercream. Next time I would do 1.5 times the macaroon recipe for the same amount of buttercream.
    I'm not sure why the ones pictured in the link are brown. Mine came out a lovely shade of green and I made the number suggested by the recipe with no problems.
     
  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Look here:
    https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/520295.aspx?PageIndex=1#7013366
     
  5. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    The lime and basil macaroons posted in the thread Belle linked to are stunning. They sound a little avant-garde but they really work and are stunning. Making macaroons isn't as difficult as is made out - just need a steady hand.
     
  6. SleighBelle

    SleighBelle Occasional commenter

    Thank you! I'll try to take piccies to show you all... only time will tell if my hand is steady enough.
     
  7. SleighBelle

    SleighBelle Occasional commenter

    I finally got around to making them...
    They're not quite the beautiful, smooth-domed beauties of the food-blog specialists but they taste nice and I managed to get the frilly foot! Anyone got tips on how I could make them smoother? I double-sieved the icing sugar and ground almonds. Should I also whizz the sugar-almond mixture in a food processor first?
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  8. Mmmmmmmmm they look scrumptious - well done SleighBelle!
    Macaroons always remind me of delicious, sweet little oysters of delight.
     

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