Oct 26, 2009

Macaron 8: Chocolate with Bacon Maple Buttecream

October 26 Week 8
Macaron 8 Chocolate Macaron with Bacon Maple Buttercream. A new approach to the macaron. Inspired by the Vosges Bacon Chocolate Bar. It was delicious, like breakfast when the bacon touches your waffle. Sweet, salty and wonderful!

Oct 16, 2009

Macaron 7: Amaretto with Peach Amaretto Buttercream

October 19 Week 7
Macaron 7: Amaretto with Peach Amaretto Buttercream. So I tried a new recipe this week and I am not going to lie, it did not turn out as well as I would have like. I felt like I was a complete failure, then I realized it is only week 7 and I still have 45 weeks left to perfect. What a relief. Now, the inside of the macarons turned out great. Crunchy and chewy,but I never got any feet. I dusted them with a little cinnamon and over all the taste was good, appearance not so great. We will try again next week!

Oct 13, 2009

Macaron 6: Little Black Macaron

October 12 Week 6
Macaron 6: Little Black Macaron. Last week I delivered an order of chocolate macarons to Little Black Dress on Cherry Street. I chatted with the ever so delightful owner Kelly for a little and left inspired to make a signature macron for the store. What I came up with this, a chocolate macaron with sea salt sprinkled on top, and for the filling caramel buttercream with caramel drizzled inside and on top. A messy, but oh so delightful macaron. The salt was delicious and actually paired nicely with the chocolate and caramel. Soon to be classic I am sure. Other exciting news is that I am starting an Etsy page just for my macarons. They will never be more than a click away!!!

Oct 4, 2009

Macaron 5: Vanilla Bean with Cassis Buttercream

October 5, Week 5
Macaron 5: Vanilla Bean with Cassis Buttercream. So I wanted to make a purple macaron, purple is so pretty in cookie form and I had some black currant puree and I love the macarons that have matching filling so I went for it. These were wonderful, the vanilla was subtle and the buttercream was sweet with a light taste of black currant. I think these are some of the prettiest so far. I know my pictures are not the best, but I think they are getting better!