16 May 2012

Bake 52: French Macaroons

Totally late in getting this up.  What excuse is there really?  Life.  That's all.

Being completely honest, I wasn't too excited to make these.  I've seen lots of posts around blogland for these.  Usually they're pastel colored, and super cute.  They always look so good.   I've wanted to give them a try, but they always seem like a lot of work.  And, I wasn't sure I'd like them.  They're a meringue type cookie.  I'm not a meringue fan.  But, I'm happy to say, I liked them.  Really.

Here's the batter.  It was really thick.  Made with almond flour, egg whites, etc.  I'd never made anything with almond flour before.  Yum.  Good stuff.

The batter then gets put in a pastry bag.

And piped onto a cookie sheet.

Then with a damp finger, you smooth out the top of the cookie.  Let them sit for 1-2 hours to dry out a bit, so they don't end up cracked on top.

Make the buttercream frosting.

Frost cookies.  Sandwich.  Eat.  Enjoy.  Come back for more.

Go to Betsy's blog for the full recipe.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Holy Crapola! They look perfect. Great photos too. Glad you liked them.