Sharing with you a French Macarons Recipe that has been very successful for me. I am including a list of the tips for successful French Macarons that I adhere to and a video showing you my French Macaron recipe and procedure for making this delightful treats.
Oh my heavens, I have been planning to share this recipe and video with you for months now…but as my good buddy Robert Burns said (oh, a mere 233 years ago), “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
But, I will not allow myself to leave this chair until this post is written today so that I can get it into your hands and you can start making French Macarons yourself. (yeah, so that didn't happen…I did leave the chair and it's been 2 days since I started writing this post…welcome to my world of late)
Oh, and let's get this little bit of housekeeping out of the way, we are talking Macarons here, not Macaroons. French Macarons (with ending syllable sounding like on)are the little French treat comprised of air-filled, crunchy and slightly chewy tops and bottoms filled with some sort of yumminess while Macaroons (rhyming with moons) are heavier and often made with coconut.
A French Macaron Recipe is one of those that intimidate even the veteran home chef. And granted, they have earned their reputation as being a little finicky…egg whites need to just be at the perfect temperature, pastry bag needs to be held perfectly vertical to your cookie sheet, they need to ‘rest' for a bit before they go in the oven, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
I have included 14 Tips I follow to increase the likelihood of successful macarons towards the bottom of the post, as well as the video showing the process I use to make macarons. Make sure to check them out.
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No beating around the bush here, any French Macaron recipe is a little equipment intensive. I would consider all of these, with the exception of the mats, necessary for successful macarons.
Both macarons and ganache can be made ahead of time and stored separately. Freeze the macarons for up to 6 months and refrigerate the ganache for up to one month.
So, given all the work that goes into whipping up a batch of these, why would you want to spend a couple of hours dedicated to this French Macaron Recipe?
Well, number one…pride. And the challenge of it. Honestly, I have made 4-5 batches using this French Macaron recipe and only had one sheet come out bad because I realized I didn't ‘drop' the cookie sheet to release the air…they ended up being a little puffy. But that being said, they were still pretty good to munch on!
And two, three, four, five, etc… Because they are just so…cool and a little impressive! Imagine serving them at your next party, or gifting them to friends, or as a party favor! These little boxes held 2 macarons perfectly.
So if you want to try your hand at macaron baking, then give this French Macaron Recipe a try! Bookmark this page or pin the following image for your future reference.
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