Macarons

IMG_20140803_143712162With the weather & my mood not cooperating for knitting, I’ve opted to obsess over French Macarons. I’ve made several batches with varying success, both in color, taste, and looks.

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 These were supposed to be purple with a pink interior. The flavor was good, the look was ok, but the buttercream was too sweet and a bit slippery.

This batch turned out green & was actually pretty good, though I was using liquid food coloring and that’s a bit of a no no.Try2

Then there were a couple really awful attempts where I rushed the situation, forgot ingredients, changed proportions and otherwise just really screwed up.

So I looked at the recipe, did some reading, and went back to basics. This is an unflavored (except for the almond meal) cookie with a whiskey (because we had it on hand) buttercream based on one from Bicil the Baker.  

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