1. Of all the recipes and intructions I have read on different sites, I find yours interesting. I am excited to experiment and try making some on my days off. Wish me luck

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      Hi Lourdes,
      Good luck, and have fun!

  2. Can you please tell me where you found the white tray/presentation box?

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      Hi Lisa,
      I most likely picked it up at the local craft store, Michael’s. They had all kinds of boxes at the time.

  3. This is the most reliable macaron recipe I have ever used. Followed step by step it never fails. I love lemon macarons and would like to adapt this recipe for that. Could I do this by increasing the flour and sugar by 20 grams each and adding the zest of lemon to the dry ingredients? I would fill wth homemade lemon curd. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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      Hi Mary,
      Lemon macarons filled with lemon curd are a great idea. I haven’t tested lemon zest but it’s certainly worth a try. I would say use the same amount of flour and sugar and finely mince 20 grams worth of lemon zest. Also make sure your filling is on the firm side.

  4. Can this recipe be cut in half?

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      Hi Carla,
      It’s possible. Just make sure to weigh everything including the egg whites.

  5. These look awesome! Do you put the batter in multiple bags to prevent over working the batter?

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      Hi Cara,
      Yes, I divided the batter among four large piping bags.

  6. Looks really good and will try this. How about if I just want to bake plain macarons (no color). Would the recipe be the same at 246g almond flour and 246g powdered sugar? Thanks!

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      Hi Minnie,
      I haven’t really tried baking just plain macarons, but I would say if you want to bake them plain, add 20g more to the almond flour and 20g more as well to the powdered sugar, then omit the freeze dried fruit. Keep the rest of the ingredients the same, without the food color. I’ll give this a try myself if I get a chance.
      Update: I’ve tested it and it works great. Again, to make plain macarons, omit the freeze dried fruit and add 20g more to the almond flour and 20g more to the powdered sugar.

  7. How many bags of the dried fruit did you need? They’re so expensive

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      Hi Ken,
      They sure are. Whole Foods now has a generic brand of freeze-dried fruit that’s slightly cheaper. I processed around 3 bags all at once and kept the powder in glass containers so they were ready when I needed them. About 2 bags would be slightly more than enough for one recipe.

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      Hi, will do. Thanks!

  9. What a work ! Bravo !
    Wonderful pictures, colors, ideas …
    I keep the idea to use dried fruits. Very interesting.
    Have a nice week.

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      Hi and thanks!

  10. Wow, these are beautiful! I’ve always been kid of scared to make macaroons, but maybe I’ll take the plunge soon!

    Cat @ therusticwillow
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      Thanks, I have to say making them can be quite addictive.

  11. Wow, these look perfect! And I love that you turned macarons into flags = )

    Claudia @Breakfast Drama Queen
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      Thanks, Claudia!

  12. These look perfect!!! I love how you flavored the shells instead of just the filling! Such a genius idea!

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      Hi Anne,

      1. Do you have a recipe for non-flavored shells? Thanks and great site here.

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        Hi Minnie,
        As mentioned earlier, I haven’t had a chance to make plain shells, but try omitting the freeze dried fruit, then add 20g more to the almond meal/flour and 20g more to the powdered sugar. Leave out the optional food coloring as well. I will try it out myself if I get a chance and circle back. Thanks!

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        Hi Minnie,
        Here’s an update. I tried it out a couple of weeks ago. I baked a batch of plain shells, no flavor and it turned out great. Again, just omit the freeze dried fruit and add 20g more to the almond meal and 20g more to the powdered sugar.

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