The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.
It's been a long time since I made my last macarons, and it's about time to make this delicious treat again. My sister came to visit and I decided to get her involve in the process. She was in charge for the filling and I think she did very well. We really had a lot of fun and of course couldn't stop to eat them as well.
Want to make this macarons? You can find the recipe here.
- My piping technique still need lots of improvement, but I think with lots of practice I can easily fix the problem.
- I made chocolate macarons, by reducing the amount of confectioner's sugar by 3 tablespoon and added 3 tablespoon of Dutch process cocoa powder. I wasn't really sure how it would turn out, but as you can see, it turned out fine.
- The filling was fresh heavy cream (whisk) and good quality chocolate (melted-cooled), then mix the them with rubber spatula. Simple!
Since I've been successfully making macarons using a more simple (French)? technique, I should really challenge myself to make it using Italian meringue. Especially after I saw how smooth and shiny the macarons using Italian meringue technique. You can check out this post, I am sure you'll agree with me. This will be a lot more challenging for me, we'll see if I can do it!
Thank you to Amy S for hosting this month challenge. I had so much fun and couldn't be more happier with the result. I also want to thank Lisa and Ivonne who created the wonderful Daring Baker's Challenge.
I apologize if I can not visit your blog asap, as I am on vacation in Italy and Israel for couple of weeks. As soon as I have a change to open my laptop, I'll try to visit each one of you. Cheers, elra.