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 while since I’ve posted a certain little something…something a little tricky, a little fussy, but always worth it…when it works. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
Macarons are tricky little buggers.
When I went to New York City last summer, it was a birthday present to myself. It’s one of my favorite places I’ve been, and was timed with getting my big fat stimulus check, which resulted in a nice bout of clothes shopping. This time I had a significantly smaller budget and the focus of […]
I feel fairly confident in saying that every single person (at least in the US) who has ever made, eaten or even mentioned macarons has had to explain themselves. No, they are NOT macaroons. So stop looking at me like I sprouted a third eye when I go on about how delicate and finicky they […]
Oof, right now the last thing I really want to talk about is sweet things. I had a busy, fun day filled with friends and sugar. It was the first really spring-like day of the year and we got out and enjoyed it, and earlier Z and I shared a plethora of really good cookies. […]
Yesterday was kind of a big day for me. It wasn’t anyone’s birthday or anniversary or anything like that. I didn’t go anywhere or get anything super awesome. It was just a very nice, sunny, calm, clear day, and as anyone with a decent amount of baking experience will tell you, that is prime macaron […]