Piccadilly Market: are macarons really the new cupcake?

Friday, July 9, 2010

are macarons really the new cupcake?

I am a self confessed Masterchef addict, just between us I did try out for series one but never made it through. Thank the lord, as I never would have made it through the stress of invention tests. Anyway if you watch you would have seen the macaron tower this week which made me decide I need to once and for all take it off my To Do List where it has been sitting for about a year now.

Just to be clear, macarons are made with almond meal and a different process to macaroons that are made with coconut. They may be the new cupcake but they sure do take alot longer and way more steps involved...i.e triple sifting.

So, I used this recipe from Gourmet Traveller. They are most certainly not perfect, I think I would give myself a 7/10 but I am pretty pleased with them and myself.

Here they are....

Just kidding, these images are from pugly pixel, how divine are they? here are mine...not bad for a first attempt just wish I had of doubled the recipe.

Cant wait to try some more flavours....stay tuned.


Brenda @ 13 Acres said...

hey they look great - shiny on top and crumbly on the side!!! well done for conquering the macarons off your list!! Enjoy

Lachy (ljoyce@me.com) said...

Your efforts look great!! I too wish I could knock up some of those shiny ones from Masterchef......Imagine what wacky combinations you could create!?

Pastel Pink said...

OMG so am I a Masterchef addict and why not.
Your Macaroons are amazing I did have a chuckle at your comment I was super inpressed.
I think your effort was pretty good just the same.
Yes Macaroons are the new cupcake they are everywhere in fine bakeries.

Anonymous said...

Macaroons are so delicious t eat them out and one of the best things to eat during the traveling as it is the lightest item and the healthy ingredients. Get the academized reddit services to write your essay writing work. These images are really eye-catching and urging me to eat these as soon as possible.


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