Macarons Maddness

6 Apr

I’m going thru a macaron making craze.

2 weeks ago, I made a box for Mein’s birthday, an assortment of flavor. There were earl grey, green tea with chestnut buttercream, lemon curd and chocolate with salted caramel macarons.  My favorite is earl grey, it taste like HK milk tea. Rich and creamy!

One would need lots of patience and time to make this delicate dessert. Never attempt to do this if you are in a hurry as you may end up being disappointed with the final output. It is also a great girls bonding activity because you simply just bake, rest and talk while waiting for the macarons to be ready.

Before you start the macaron making process, you need to :

1. to decide on the flavor, color and fillings for the macarons.

2. you need to age the egg white a day before. What do I mean by aging the egg whites?  In simplicity term, you would need to separate the yolk from the white and keep the white in the refrigerator overnight.  By doing this, the egg white will whip up more stiffly and hold its shape better while baking.

Why it’s such a great bonding activity? Because :

1. you will have fun, grinding the dry ingredients and mixing them together.

2. you will have fun, pipping out the shells.

3. you will have fun, chatting/gossiping while waiting for the shells to dry.

4. you will have fun, finding identical shells and sandwiched them with the filling.

At the end of the day, you can sit down and relax, and enjoy the delicate dessert with a cup of hot tea/coffee.

Oh, one last thing, you have people to share the washing up!


3 Responses to “Macarons Maddness”

  1. Mein April 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Yes, the earl grey ones were my favourite! Looking forward to baking maracons with you!

  2. Lizzie Betty April 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    🙂 nice innovative flavors… well, did you just changed the look of this blog! so nice and sweet looking…

  3. Constance April 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Mien: me too! I’m sure it will be fun too!
    Liz : yeah, don’t you just love the subtle polka dots background? 🙂

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