Archive for November, 2006

Mad about Lemon Macarons

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Lemon Macarons

My obsession with macarons this month continues with lemon flavoured ones. The shells were a little on the delicate side and I had to watch the oven closely to prevent them from browning. But I’ve found this to be true for most non-chocolate macarons that I’ve baked.

Lemon Macarons

Sandwiched with lemon buttercream, these delicate “cookies” tasted wonderful - the slight lemony tanginess of the buttercream went really well with the sweet chewy macaron shells.

Mad about Macarons with Ice Cream

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Macarons

The idea of pairing macarons with ice cream comes from Pierre Herme. I’d read about it on other food blogs and thought it to be a brilliant idea. Since I love chocolate macarons and vanilla ice cream, I decided to try combining the two.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

It was my first attempt at homemade vanilla ice cream - made without an ice cream maker. The result was a little icy with the vanilla specks sinking to the bottom of the tub.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

I probably need to do more rounds of freezing, followed by whisking to break up the ice crystals. Perhaps I should get myself an ice cream maker.

Mad about Hazelnut Macarons

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Stacks of Macarons

More macaron madness with 2 batches of macarons - chocolate and hazelnut. I added some Nutella to the batter and the buttercream for the hazelnut version.