Saturday, March 2, 2013

FOOD PORN: Lemon Macarons


As a huge macaron lover, I have always wanted to see if I could make these delicate fuckers myself.
I recently came across a video by one of my favourite cooking youtube channels, Entertaining With Beth who did an amazing job showing me how to make the perfect macaron cookie. 

These cookies are pretty time consuming and if you do the smallest thing wrong, you can end up with some pretty jacked up looking cookies. I highly recommend checking out her video if you plan to make these yourself because I got mine to be perfect the first try!

~ONWARD~




Because I was so sure I was going to mess these up, I didn't take photos of the process, so I'm sorry! Seriously, if you watch her video on the cookies it's basically exactly what I did here to form the perfect little macarons. 

I could not find any almond flour at any of my grocery stores, so I ended up making my own. It's literally just super finely ground regular almonds. I have a food processor and it took a few minutes and then I just sifted the crap out of it. 

Her recipe was a pink cookie with a raspberry filling, but Chris isn't a huge fan of raspberry. I swapped out the pink food colouring for some yellow and used a really tart lemon buttercream filling. 

I kinda made my own little recipe for the lemon buttercream and ended up making way too much (proportions were SO off), or else I'd list it here. 

If you just search "lemon buttercream recipe" on pinterest you'll find a shit ton. 


Here are my finished cookies! I was seriously so proud of them when they came out smooth with the little feet and with no bumps/cracks. 

Seriously, watch the damn video if you want to make these. It was such a life saver. 

Comment below a flavour of macaron I should try next! I'm thinking mocha ones with chocolate filling. 


18 comments:

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    1. lmfao i'm crying at this hahahaha

      and for anyone else who cares:

      macaron= what i've just made
      macaroon= those little toasted coconut shit balls

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  2. If I ever tried to make these, I could see them looking like little yellow shit balls, so I applaud you on your success!! I say red velvet!! And macaroons are nasty...

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  3. I tried making macarons based off Sorted Food's video... Such a fail. I forgot to sift the almonds and I guess the batter was too liquidy so they all merged into like an omelette. So, congrats haha!

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  4. What do they taste like? I've never actually had one!

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    1. the cookies themselves just take like sweet almond cookies. it's the texture that's different. they're like really crispy and airy but have a chewy center.

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    2. Just say..heaven, they are really different then the coconut balls, heavenly, nice job Rachel!!

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  5. oh my god mocha ones sound fantastic

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  6. Fucking mocha with goddamn chocolate filling. That sounds fucking scrumptious as shit.

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    1. yesssss, I would love one of the mocha ones right this fucking second! , I agree!, and its not easy to make these from scratch?, I wish I could bake!

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  7. The likelihood of me totally screwing this up is high but I'm going to try. They look to die for.

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  8. just hijacked my gf to make these. she cooks and says she already has the flour. yay. oh and thank you for not doing the "pantone chooses green as the color of the year" post with gross shades of green nail enamel and useless stupidity about how green is your friend, dont be afraid. love to you, missy.

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  9. Seriously you and Chris need to do another macaron video. I've messed macarons up countless times, until watching y'alls video. I think thats because watching normal college kids do it is more relatable than some intimidating freaking pastry chef. Btw lemon is my favorite flavor pretty much all around so that would be a good video haha

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  10. omg, Yes I was one of the idiots that thought they were the coconut balls if not for chris's Mom, and you Rachel, I would have never known.They look so good, I want to learn to bake, there goes the diet!!

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