Once you get the hang of making basic macarons made the Italian meringue method, or the French meringue method, the sky’s the limit as far as what you can do with these sweet little gems. You can turn them into American flag macarons, flavor the macaron shells or leave them plain as these basic ones are. Filling them with raspberry or any fruit curd puts to good use those egg yolks that don’t play a role in the making of macaron shells.
You get truly deep fruit flavors both in the filling and the macaron shells of these raspberry, banana and blueberry macarons. The macaron shells are flavored with freeze dried fruit that’s been blended and sifted to a fine powder.
Baking these French macarons using the Italian meringue method is as much fun as it is a pleasure eating them. Once you’ve made them, you will almost certainly want to make them again and again. There’s something about macarons that you just can’t get enough of.
Well, what have we here—a naked chocolate cake filled with raspberry marshmallow buttercream frosting. I do recall not three weeks ago someone talking about resolutions, dieting and all that jazz. I haven’t forgotten. In fact, I have a couple of healthy ideas up my sleeve. Really. Folks, you’ll have to excuse me when I succumb to this urge to create something sweet just for the sheer pleasure of baking and creating. If you’re on a diet, just take the cake for whatever entertainment it provides, or make a mental note of it as something you might refer to for a special occasion. So now on to the cake. Read More →
We all had our fun during the holidays enjoying ourselves and making merry, and it’s that time once again to make well intentioned goals, however temporary they might be, and I’m always one to at least make an effort with the R word—resolution. There, I said it. So I thought I would start out with these easy strawberry and avocado fruit parfaits layered with raspberries.Read More →