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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Macarons a la Menthe

Macarons. These delicate almond cookies may look simple, but believe me they are not. 
So I’ve decided to continue my French pastry theme by making perhaps the ultimate French petit treat, the Macaron. If you are a frequent foodblog reader then you have seen the macaron pop up in every blog.
A popular summer flavor at Ladurée is mint. A unique flavor with a unique color; blue. I’ve seen too many chocolate, vanilla and caramel macarons made on various blogs. Yes, they are delicious flavors, but lets try something different. It’s summer and I want bright, gleeful colors. I think a Tiffany’s blue will be just right. Now for the flavor, mint, a refreshing flavor for summer. It may not be the top flavor for everyone, but it’s a must try. 

They weren’t perfect, but definitely an improvement from what I started with. The buttercream I used was a normal buttercream with peppermint extract. I found my recipe from http://notsohumblepie.blogspot.com/. She helped me in so many ways and her recipe is the go to for any macaron. I hope you enjoyed my macaron journey. No matter how much I perfect my technique, they will never taste as delicious as the ones from Ladurée and that’s ok, because I need an excuse to go there and buy as many flavors as possible. 

18 comments:

  1. Christiana, I love macarons, and yours are so beautiful, that color so intense and the flavor is incredible.

    I take the recipe, for this weekend.

    A lot of kisses. ;)

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  2. These look divine!!!! YUM YUM!!! xo

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  3. Wouah !! Tes macarons sont splendides! :)
    Bravo pour ton blog!
    Bonne journée

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  4. HI Christiana...thank you for visiting me! Your blog is very beautiful and this macarons are sooo sweet!!!Once I tried to do macarons but I didn't succeed... ;-( But I'll try again... with your recipe this time! ;-)

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  5. These turned out beautiful! I too have been somewhat obsessed with mastering the macaron. It is a fun challenge!

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  6. Seven tries? Wow! These look amazing though. I love the blue color. We can't be Laduree or Pierre Herme, but at least we try!

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  7. macarons are so beautiful I've been dying to try one :D

    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  8. WOW, this is an amazing blog ! I love macarons and my wife as well !

    Your pictures are the best best best !!!

    I love your writing skills !

    So far the best blog I have ever seen

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  9. Wow...I am really impressed! Those are not easy and yours look fantastic :)

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  10. aahhhh i <3 all the pictures, blue macarons!

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  11. i wish i had some right now...that blue color in on fire...i love it!

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  12. Wow! These are amazing. So professional! Lucie x

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  13. Wow!! They look awesome !! What a color.Do drop by
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/
    when time permits

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  14. Beautiful macarons! This color makes a unique appearance. Great job :-)

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  15. sembrano versamente divini e poi i bambini penso che impazziscano!

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  16. MAGNIFIQUE!!!!
    A bientôt et bonne semaine.

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  17. Christiana I just had the new Cassis Violette macarons at Laduree. I'm dying to find out the recipe they were so delicious! They are purple!

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  18. Such a fantastic colour! They're perfect!
    x x

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