Entries tagged with 'macaroons'

Macaron Meditation II

If you're just joining us, I'm going through the entire process of making macarons and considering the different approaches and what's worked best for me. 1. Ingredients and Prep To review, the shell's main ingredients are almond, egg white, confectioner's...

Macaron Meditation I: The Recipes

This past fall I made about five full attempts at macarons, trying to achieve the perfect appearance and deliciousness of Pierre Hermé's creations. I'm happy to report that by the last couple of tries I was pleased with the...

Macarons and the Quest for Perfection

Last year I competed in a cookie bake-off at work, making chocolate raspberry french macaroons inspired by fading memories of tasting Pierre Hermé's creations in Paris in 2005. Earlier this year I returned to Paris and partook of many...

Culinary Experiments

1. When I got an ice cream maker, I was excited to try out some of the recipes in "The Sweet Life" dessert cookbook. For a holiday meal I made two: Apple Cider and Caramel Ice Cream, and Quince...

Paris La Troisième

Maya and I spent a week in Paris in March. It was my third time there and Maya's first. My first time, in junior year of college, was spent mostly shuttling between museums and churches in the cold of...

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