Nov 30, 2009

Macaron 13: Earl Grey with Lemon Curd Mascarpone

November 30 Week 13
Macaron 13 Earl Grey with Lemon Curd Mascarpone. This is what love tastes like. Grey and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. Since they are no rules for macarons I created this color and taste combination. Early Grey is my favorite tea and and I adore anything and everything lemon and grapefruit. By far one of my most favorite creations so far. I made the lemon curd from scratch and that was divine. Even warm, I sort of wanted to eat it like soup. I added some mascarpone which separted a little from the lemon. Dairy and lemon never mix well for me but, the filling was perfect, lemony mascarpone. Bliss.

Nov 22, 2009

Macaron 12: Chocolate with Lemon and Quince Buttercream

November 23 Week 12
Macaron 12 Chocolate with Lemon and Quince Buttercream. This macaron is a little different. I purchased quince paste a while ago in a small Jerusalem grocery store and was just waiting to use it.The quince paste was sweet not tart and the color is beautiful. The lemon was an added after thought and worked quite well.

Nov 15, 2009

Macaron 11:Vanilla with Rose Buttecream

November 16 Week 11
Macaron 11: Vanilla with Rose Buttercream. Well I have finally perfected the macaron. This is it. I could stop the blog that ,is how good this batch were. I have reached perfection and the giddiness that took over me was too much. I could not contain myself. Perfect. Good shiny tops, good feet, and no hollow middles. Perfect chewiness. I am in love. The rose water buttercream was a bit of heaven too. I used a new buttercream recipe and it was so smooth and just a small hint of rose lingered. Wonderful.

Nov 9, 2009

Macaron 10: Chocolate with Peanut Butter Cocoa Nib Buttercream

November 9 Week 10
Macaron 10: Chocolate Macaron with Peanut Butter and Cocoa Nib Buttercream. I have been in such a chocolate mood this week, I felt that it was time for the chocolate macaron to make an appearance. Yesterday I had brunch at this restaurant and the waffle of the day was a plain waffle with spiced apples and peanut butter whipped cream. Yum. I have had my mind on peanut butter ever since. The nibs add a nice crunch to the buttercream and it's nice and light and delicious.

Nov 2, 2009

Macaron 9: Raspberry Macaron with Lime Curd Buttercream

November 2 Week 9
Macaron 9 Raspberry macaron with lime curd buttecream. A nice burst of color, I love the pink and green contrast. They are the perfect girly macaron, but then again they all are? I used yet another recipe and I think I am happy with how they turned out. I did not have my piping bag so I hade to use a ziploc which did not do a great job. Oh well, they still tasted delish!