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Macaronotized & and Sydney

I hate to admit this new obsession I have: The french Macaron. There are days I find myself off somewhere just dreaming up recipes for new flavors of macarons, I believe I have been “macarontized.” The feeling is almost hypnotic. I am driving Sydney nuts, my goodness its summer, 92 degrees in the shade and I want to turn the oven on to bake macarons! We compromised, I would work early in the morning before the heat becomes too bad!

I have been working on Citron Souffle Macaron Shell with a special Swiss Meringue Buttercream, White Chocolat Blanc Shell Macaron, Cerise-Vanille shell with Creme Fraishe and Pomme Shell.

I love the flavoring of the shells, there seems to be an unbelievable amount of ways to flavor them. Like I said I have been “macaronotized.”

As much as I love creating macarons, I must admit I love preparing them with Sydney, my other obsession. It will be a hard transition when she leaves for college (far from home). Normally a parent would throw themselves into what they love, but my passion is baking/cooking and I have been sharing my passion with Sydney all her life. At least her college classmates will be loving her: the dorms have kitchens for the students to use.  I have been told by a pretty reliable source she will be in a dorm with a kitchen.

What college student, far from, home would not want one of these delightful snacks?  
So even if I am making her nuts by fall she will have wonderful memories of us baking together all summer long, and maybe a few odd memories of having to wake up early in the morning to take pictures of food before the sun is too bright.
Sorry to go so far off topic, back to the macaron. I am happy to report the Cerise Vanille Macaron is Delicious and Sydney had a wonderful thought of adding cherry pieces to the top. However I must admit is was a very long day.
We had to first process the almonds and we have found by trial and error to use whole almonds and then pulverize the almonds into a VERY fine powder, add the icing sugar and pulse to combine.
Voila Tant Pour Tant
Looking at the wonderful manicured nails, yes Sydney is holding the bowl. Meringue time and sugar syrup. As I have admitted in prior blogs Sydney is in charge of the sugar syrup and I whip up the egg whites.
This next step starts for us with a plump fragrant beautiful vanilla bean, of which we use the entire bean skin and seeds.
The sugar syrup and a sturdy helpful thermometer
The Egg Whites being weighed
Whip meringue ready to join the Tant Pour Tant
Sydney clears the decks or in this case the counter top and places all the double stacked baking sheets lined with a silicone mats, as I begin to pipe Macaron Cerise Vanillel, Macaron Citron Vert, and the Chocolate Macarons
Now the wait begins with the oven preheating, though it is 5:30 p.m. the temperature outside is still in the high 88 F. My thought, start the sponge for a brioche and Sydney thought “can we take an hour sit on the deck and drink freshly squeezed lemonade. Sydney wins this time: I love fresh tart lemonade, besides I had promised we would work only in the early morning and its now early evening! (I guess I owe her time to rest!)
The sweet summer air, the wonderful company causes the hour to just blink by and it is time to join our patiently waiting macarons and the heated oven.
Cooling
Cooking
Chocolate Cooking
Chocolate Cooling
The oven has finally finished it’s job, just as the evening begins to cool down. Now the excitement starts as we put the fillings together and choose colorants to match. The  Chocolate Triple Macarons are easy they will be married with Chocolate Ganache and liqueur. We really had to put our heads together to design a perfect filling for Macaron Cerise Vanillel, to deliver an aroma and flavor from the first bite to the last. 

The Ganache still waiting
Viola the filling in the macaron

The finished project
Same Macaron just a different view
This flavor has some wonderful memories, I realize that might sound odd, but from the moment I thought of cherry Sydney and I have spent long hours just to create the recipe for the Macaron Cerise -Vanille. Once we had a good recipe we then needed to produce a few batches to insure a pleasurable, unique and unforgettable macaron experience. So far all of the fead back has stupendous!
These past few days have been filled with fun and respect.  In fact we both started to experiment with more recipes and macarons. Just for fun we mixed and matched a Citron Vert Shell with a Cerise-Vanille Shell piping the filling designed for Cerise-Vanille
WOW another summer holiday gone by, and due to an uninvited rain storm the fireworks were canceled;  however we still had plenty of color exploding inside due an array of macarons.

97 Comments

  1. Beautiful feet! All those different colors and flavors did you make them at the same time?

  2. They’re absolutely gorgeous! I need to summon my courage and try the Italian method soon too!

  3. They look awesome!! I have been dying to make a batch again.These sound so good! I love the flavor of lime and combined with cherry Beautiful recipe!

  4. Beautiful and they look like they taste awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Those look almost too beautiful to eat! Almost. Seriously, they’re perfect! :)

  6. Wow how gorgeous are those pics! Cant wait to try these! Whats the very bestt way to store them, and how long do they keep?

  7. Wow, it reminds me of a rainbow of yummiess. I love your macarons !

  8. those macarons look very good. hopefully I will have the chance to taste them someday.

  9. I love the idea of macaron, but actually making them myself, scares me to death! Since yours look perfect, I’ll just keep visiting your blog!

  10. Awesome!! I’m SO glad I found your blog! I’m following now : )

  11. Very gorgeous, Bobbie! You really are great at making flavored macarons and the colours are amazing!

  12. Beautiful color! and great flavor combo!

  13. Sorry for being offtopic, but what theme do you use?

  14. Wow! these look wicked good! What Beautiful perfect macarons.

  15. Just delicious. Just beautifully photographed. Just perfect.

  16. Gorgeous macarons, I am thrilled at all the flavors and bright colors!

  17. Oh my, these macarons sound just awesome! I can’t get enough lime and cherry, which is problem in the winter

  18. I could live on those citron souffle macaron! That look so inviting!

  19. Wow how gorgeous are those pics! Cant wait to try these

  20. These look so good! I may have to try these. At least once

  21. The macarons are so tempting. Am I in foodie heaven? :-)

  22. just love that you drool over your keyboard when you read my blog. Drool is one of the highest forms of culinary delight!

  23. what a beautiful photo – just like every other beautiful photo on your site. I am envious!!!

  24. You, your blog, and your work…. all absolutely amazing!

  25. Bobbie..you’re my new most-favorite person!! I love your macarons, your writing and your stlye!

  26. WOW! These are gorgeous! Did you use powdered food colouring for these? I need to find me some!

  27. I just clicked through from Tastespotting and I’m so glad I did, I just love your work! Absolutely gorgeous stuff, consider me subscribed

  28. Wow these look just perfect….beautiful job.

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  30. Inspiring..Gorgeous photos and great ideas for macaroons.

  31. beautiful macaron, love the way you take picture too :-)

  32. Love your flavours :-)

  33. I love macarons, and your photos look great I could eat at elate 10!

  34. These look so beautiful! I can’t wait to give these a try when I have the time. Great job!

  35. I concur, this is one awesome book. BTW, love your blog – only just discovered it:)

  36. This place is wonderful, I enjoy what youre doing here. Keep them rolling.

  37. They look scrumptious…i’m truly tempted to attempt to make these myself…

  38. yummy…. it looks great..your tips really helped!

  39. Wow! What fabulous photos and thanks so much for this post – these look absolutely wonderful.

  40. lovely macarons and mouth watering with lovely pictures.
    cool web site u have btw

  41. OOH WOW. These look awesome. I love the variation in colors!

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  45. hooray. your macarons are simply marvelous!

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