Les Petits Macarons: Colorful French Confections to Make at Home

Les Petits Macarons Colorful French Confections to Make at Home Macarons the stuff of bakers candy coated dreams have taken the world by storm and are demystified here for the home baker With dozens of flavor combinations recipes are structured with three basic

  • Title: Les Petits Macarons: Colorful French Confections to Make at Home
  • Author: Kathryn Gordon Anne E. McBride
  • ISBN: 9780762442584
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Macarons, the stuff of bakers candy coated dreams, have taken the world by storm and are demystified here for the home baker With dozens of flavor combinations, recipes are structured with three basic shell methods French, Swiss, and Italian plus one never before seen Easiest French Macaron Method Pick one that works for you, and go on to create French inspired pastry mMacarons, the stuff of bakers candy coated dreams, have taken the world by storm and are demystified here for the home baker With dozens of flavor combinations, recipes are structured with three basic shell methods French, Swiss, and Italian plus one never before seen Easiest French Macaron Method Pick one that works for you, and go on to create French inspired pastry magic with nothing than a mixer, an oven, and a piping bag Try shells flavored with pistachio, blackberry, coconut, and red velvet, filled with the likes of sesame buttercream, strawberry guava, p te de fruit, crunchy dark chocolate ganache, and lemon curd Or go savory with shells like saffron, parsley, and ancho chile paired with fillings like hummus, foie gras with black currant, and duck confit with port and fig The options for customization are endless, and the careful, detailed instruction is like a private baking class in your very own kitchen All recipes have been tested by students and teachers alike and are guaranteed to bring the flavors of France right to your door.

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    1. This book was extremely detailed. It has a trouble shooting section and ideas of where to get your ingredients from that I found particularly helpful. There is a ton of recipes for every macaroon you can think of. Personally I like the vanilla and caramel recipes, but there is a bunch of savory macaron recipes in this book as well (I.e. Rosemary, sage, etc). The preparations for macarons is extensive and the author has pictures to show you every step of the way. I found this book very easy to un [...]

    2. Ultimate comprehensive little book on baking macarons! Intriging flavor combinations and recipes for numerous macarons and even more fillings! The authors missed nothing - from information before you bake to troubleshooting what went wrong - it's all here! I only wished there were even more photos of the finished products!

    3. This book covers everything you need to know when first starting out. The parts on tools, techniques and troubleshooting are thorough; all meringue methods are covered with great photos. Tips and tricks are offered. I only wish there would have been a bit less focus on the savoury and novelty recipes, as I feel those are a bit too quirky in the grand scheme of things.Personally I serve macarons in combination with other pastries (usually with coffee or tea after a three- to five-course dinner) a [...]

    4. PRETTY!!!!! The pictures in this book just make you want to get your stand mixer out & go to town. I made macarons once with limited success but after reading this I think I know where I went wrong. There are 3 basic recipes: French, Italian & Swiss. The rest of the book consists of variations on those 3 recipes. I had no idea you could make a macaron out of anything other than almond flour. Who knew? Also, had no clue you could make savory macarons. Inconceivable! There's so many recipe [...]

    5. If you want to make macarons with no set recipe, this book is for you. If you are more like me and like to have a set recipe, than this is probably not your book. I didn't care for the sound of any of the recipes in the book and they would just not be for me. However, if you like unusual flavor combination with many different pairings, you will probably really like all the recipe options listed in this book.

    6. This book is beautiful and has great ideas for recipes. Love that it discusses the different styles (Italian, Swiss, French) of merinque, and the history/techniques of each. Will definitely go on my most used cookbooks shelf.

    7. This book is great! It gives great instructions and lots of flavor combination. It also discusses French, Swiss, and Italian meringue options--basically 3 different ways to make the cookies. Such a great, great book. It's totally inspired me to make them!

    8. This is chock full of recipes for all kinds of fillings, including jams, creams, and more. I don't prefer cookbooks without pictures and found the text format to be less than easy to read (for a cookbook).

    9. Beautiful, informative, extensive, with a troubleshooting section. -1 star because come on, no one can really make these at home.

    10. I don't like being mediocre, especially in the kitchen. With instructions this rigid & precise i never will. Awesome little cookbook.

    11. Will need to re-check out this book from the library. Attempted the recipe where you bake at 200 for a while then turn the heat up and they didn't work right. Will try again at some point.

    12. very impressed by the accuracy of this book, measurements in grams were there and an absolute necessity to get the perfect consistency, i liked the troubleshooting section too, very helpful

    13. I love all the varities of flavors for the shells and the fillings if it wasn't for the fact that almond flour is expensive I know I could make these.

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