Feb 28, 2010

Macaron 26 Lime with Strawberry Buttercream

Week 26 March 1
Macaron 26 Lime with Strawberry Buttercream. This macaron was rather summerish but it sounded so good. I put about 2 teaspoons of lime zest in the batter and I was amazed how much lime taste came through. I also had some strawberry jam that I made to I mixed it in the buttercream. This was a tasty combination and I love the pink and green color.

Feb 23, 2010

Macaron 25 Blackberry with Meyer Lemon and Blackberry Buttercream

Week 25 February 22
Macaron 25 Blackberry with Meyer Lemon and Blackberry Buttecream. I love the color of these so much. It's a little hard to tell but it's a really nice light blue, almost gray. I left the seeds in the macarons too. I love when raspberries and blackberries are not strained. I also love the idea of a tart blackberry balanced with a sweet meyer lemon. Plus the color contrast of a meyer with a blackberry is beautiful.

Feb 15, 2010

Macaron 24 Chocolate with White Chocolate and Toasted Coconut

Week 24 Feburary 15
Macaron 24 Chocolate with white chocolate and toasted coconut buttercream. Sometimes in the night I will wake up and think about something I want to make or a new recipe to try out. Last night I woke up thinking about turquoise macarons. Usually when I make chocolate macarons I use cocoa powder, but today I used chocolate extract and dyed them this beautiful turquoise color. The coconut was a perfect fit, crunchy and looks so pretty with it.

Feb 8, 2010

Macaron 23 Chai with Caramel Cream and Mascarpone

Week 24 February 8
Macaron 22 Chai with Caramel Cream and Mascarpone. I tried a new recipe today and the outcome was incredible. Renewed love and interest in them. I love to drink chai but eating chai is almost as good. They were perfect. I made a sweetened condensed milk caramel. This is condensed milk taken to entire new level. Sublime and then for a nice added touch, mascarpone. Nice and milk. These were perfect.

Feb 1, 2010

Macaron 22 Vanilla with Grapefruit Buttercream

Week 22 February
Macaron 22 Vanilla with Grapefruit buttercream. Okay I know, I know, I said that last week would be the last vanilla. Well I lied, I just had to pair the vanilla with the grapefruit. My favorite fruit( well, one of them,) Now the pink on pink did not work, I grabbed the wrong dye color. But they were quite tasty.