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!
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