Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In The Kitchen: Macarons With White Chocolate & Raspberry Ganache

This weekend I was feeling quite adventurous so I made my way over to one of my favorite sites and dug up Helen Dujardin's handy PDF entitled; Demystifying Macarons. I decided to go with the basic French Meringue recipe coupled with a White Chocolate Raspberry Ganache. I'm going to be very honest, these are very temperamental [a few batches completely failed], however the payoff is absolutely divine. They were delicious, not Laduree delicious, but comparable to what you would find in a 'normal' pastry shop. 

I will definitely make them again, however next time I will go easy on the red food color [they were a tad too red], and make sure I pipe evenly so that I don't have lop-sided Macarons [some of mine looked like  prehistoric artifacts]. The key to making Macarons successfully is making sure that you let the egg whites sit out for at least 1-2 days, and also keeping an eye out for the batter so that you don't over-stir. For the recipe and the manual [which I recommend reading over a few times before attempting], please click here.

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  1. These look fantastic!!! I'm a new reader to your blog and I absolutely love it. :-)


    I pine, I want, I neeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!

    kisses from the philippines xxx


  3. yuuuumm, good thing I'm not fasting today.

  4. I've been on a mission to make these ever since I came back from Paris this summer. I stopped at three different Ladurées while I was there. No shame here LOL!

    Your macarons look fantastic! You got the little pied on them too :-)

  5. Girl its a wonder you are not as big as a house with all the recipes you have on here, thanks again for making me drool on my keyboard LOL

  6. Wow, these look absolutely delicious! I wish I could taste one right now. You are a woman of MANY talents!

  7. looks delish! thank goodness summer is over so i can get to tryin out your recipes!


  8. You all look so lovely! By the way I saw you and Lo in this months issue of Essence. You go girl!!

  9. You all look so lovely! By the way I saw you and Lo in this months issue of Essence. You go girl!!


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