Sunday, April 11, 2010

April Mac Attack


Mactweets #6
This months challenge was to create a macaron based on an April holiday. Hard to nail down just one and it being springtime, I just went with "springish" macs. I recently posted my berry curd and wanted to use it as my filling. I was fortunate to spend a Saturday baking, eating, talking and spending wonderful time with Becky of VintageMixer and she had never made macarons so you will see photos of 2 macs here... 1) basic shell with triple berry curd filling (design work done by Becky) and 2) basic shell (dyed blue.. turned green) with chocolate fudge filling rolled in lemon zest. Becky and I tackled these together and had such a fun time doing it! I think she did a pretty amazing job for her first macaron attempt. She is also the photographer for this post. We used the 2 egg white recipe that BarbaraBakes and I came up with last month. Have I mentioned how blessed I am to have such wonderful baking partners and foodie friends here in Salt Lake with me? It's fun to bake with a friend and then share our stories with all of my food blogging friends here!






15 comments:

  1. I am a new Macaron addict. It is a fun baking adventure that I wouldn't have tried on my own but now I am so glad to know how to make them!

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  2. Love the hearts. Did you make them with a toothpick after piping them out? They are so original. I bet they taste great.

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  3. OK next mac attack for sure I am in... yours look delicious...

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  4. They are SUPER cute! Nice work ladies!!

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  5. wow great job on the macarons they look so pretty

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  6. They look amazing! I wish I could just reach out and grab some,no one would notice them missing-right?

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  7. so pretty! i love how you did the heart shape on the top! :)

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  8. Sounds like a fun day! I adore you both! I know I would love both flavor combinations.

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  9. What a fun day you two must have had, and the baking part looks like it went well. I would love to taste that curd! The zesting on the outside edge is so fun . . . perfect touch!

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  10. Wow! Triple berry curd? Wow! I so want to taste these! And the hearts are fabulous! What fantastic macs you made for spring! Always a pleasure but I really want to come out and bake macs with you gals one day.

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  11. These are so pretty! What a great version of these cute cookies.

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  12. Great pictures of macarons, nice info

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  13. I love macarons! Yours sound utterly delicious!

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  14. They look gorgeous with that purple berry curd. Well done!

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