Sunday, May 3, 2009

Macarons, the fancy french kind!


I did it. I conquered one of my baking fears. I made French Macarons. I was totally inspired by my friend Susan over at She's Becoming Doughmesstic. Susan made some gorgeous Orange Dreamsicle Macarons this week and her pictures and write up made me feel like I could do it. Her tweets of encouragement gave me no other option but to try. And I had egg whites in the fridge needing to be used too.


I had decided to make lemon lime macarons. I had some great limes in the fridge and some leftover lemon buttercream from this weeks cupcakes. I was hesitant to add too much food colouring and I really didn't add enough. They aren't green at all! They are more orange than green, so that is why I used an orange backdrop! Compliments them nicely! But they do taste like lemon and lime, nice and citrusy. Fantastic!



Susan has the recipe posted on her blog here. Rather than copy it all out for you, hope over there and check out her Orange Dreamsicle Macarons, and all the other amazing things she does!
Thank you Susan for the inspiration and motivation! Now to make them chocolate and hazelnut, chocolate and mint, ooohhh chocolate and orange! Bring it on. I am no longer afraid!
Take care,
Tania
Love Big, Bake Often

12 comments:

Amy I. said...

These look fantastic! Macarons are one of my baking fears too, but the more I read about other bloggers tackling it, the more inspired I get to try it. Nice work!!

April said...

These are beautiful! This is one of my baking fears as well. I haven't obtained the courage yet to try them. Great job on yours!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Oh, good job, you! Those macarons look downright professional, and to think it's your first time!
Nancy

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Oh they came out great!! Well done! Maybe if I get over my intimidation, I'll use up all the egg whites in the freezer for some of these! Well, we'll see!
Off to go read hers!

doughmesstic said...

Excellent! You did an amazing job! So glad I could give you a little guidaance - you took it and ran with it!
Join the cookie carnival this month - we are making hazelnut macs and you already know how...so why not??

Again, great job, and thanks for the llink!
Susan
www.doughmesstic.com

Steph said...

Is this your first time making them?! They look perfect! I'm still soo nervous about trying these.

Maria said...

They look perfect! We've made lime ones before too. Try pink grapefruit, we really liked those! You are a pro now!

KELLY said...

I'm so jealous; I've yet to try those. Great job!

Engineer Baker said...

Oh fantastic - they look awesome! Perfect on your first try :)

C.L. said...

YUM! Way to go buffalo!!! I feel inspired! Now to find the time!

Coco Bean said...

Wow, they really came out perfect eh! I saw your comment about the cookie carnival macarons and had to come see. Any tips for a first timer? I noticed that you got the "foot" just right and the shells are perfectly flat and shiny, is there a certain method to this because I have seen some ugly macarons.

Colleen/FoodieTots said...

Wow, these look just like the ones at the bakeries! Nice job. They've been on my to-do list for a while too, one of these days I'll actually get to them.