Lauren Gemmell

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Valentines Macarons

Valentine Macaron

I don’t think my Valentine really likes Macarons, so I almost didn’t make this months MacTweets challenge. But I relented.

I went for a simple almond macaron, but piped them as a heart shape…

Heart Piping

Which wasn’t particularly difficult. They weren’t the flattest macraons, but they did have feet.

Heart Shaped Macarons

Pistachio Macarons for MacTweets

This month the challenge for MacTweets was “do something or add something you’ve never done but always wanted to try!”. As if making macarons wasn’t hard enough!

I decided that the next stage in my macaron learning was to move on from ground almonds and try a different type of nut. My favourite nut to snack on is pistachios, I don’t do it often as they are so often coated in salt, but when I do I am in heaven. So I made Pistachio Macarons with Chocolate ganache.

Pistachio Macarons Close Up

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Macarons for MacTweets

You start with the best of intentions to make a wonderful batch of pistachio macarons for MacTweets since your first batch were as plain as plain can be. Then you realise that today is posting day, that tomorrow night will be hectic and you are going to be away all weekend. What’s a girl to do?

Single Macaron

You borrow of course!

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They gots feet!



I’m so excited! After all the macaron problems I had, I finally made a batch with feet. (These are plain shells with a white chocolate ganache).

More to details to come in the near future!

Coffee Macaron : Daring Bakers

A watched macaron never grows feet.

Or you could say a Coffee Muffins macaron never grows feet. I am writing this blog post munching on failed coffee macarons and feeling pretty sorry for myself (and just a little sick). Five attempts and still no feet.

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.

This time I have no one to blame, I can’t blame the challenge for being too easy or not seasonal enough, or any one of the other reasons why my previous challenges haven’t been good enough. This time I really tried, gave it different attempts over different weeks and yet I have little more to show for myself than after my first attempt.

Looking back on my first attempt, I may have actually got worse…

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