Category Archives: macaron

Cherry ripe macarons

I had half a packet of desiccated coconut left over from another project and had been looking for a use for it, then as I was looking for something else in that aisle in the supermarket, I happened upon the … Continue reading

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Piña colada macarons

Coconut (nut-free) shells with a rum-spiked pineapple curd filling. Serve these up at your next cocktail party! Made with coconut, these are bordering on macaroon status… but the prep is the same as a macaron so I’m torn… I read … Continue reading

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Sesame seed & honey macarons

Sesame seed shells and honey buttercream filling. Amazingly different and wonderfully tasty. As I was planning these, I thought the biggest hurdle would be grinding the sesame seeds fine enough without just making tahini. My first thought was to try … Continue reading

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Hazelnut chocolate macarons plus printable template

Nutella macarons sans nutella! It has been ages since I’ve made macarons – so long, in fact, that 3G yelled, “YESSSS!!!” when I handed him one of these. Poor deprived child 😉 I want to experiment with different bases for … Continue reading

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Chocolate macaron cake

Chocolate macaron layer cake filled with chocolate Swiss buttercream and topped with shaved chocolate. What else is there to say? I adapted the cake recipe from here and filled it with a Chocolate Swiss buttercream adapted from here. You can … Continue reading

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Snickerdoodle macarons

Updated recipe! Snickerons? Macadoodles? These cinnamon sugar encrusted macarons take your favourite holiday cookie to new heights! If this is your first time, for a full step-by-step tutorial on making macarons check out this post. Makes 30 filled macarons Shells: … Continue reading

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Custard cream macarons

“Hmmmm,” I thought, as I mulled over the empty cookie jar, “I wonder…” and these were born. A note on custard powder – I use Bird’s, which is the classic English brand, but I read on the interwebbies that there … Continue reading

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Rose macarons

Breast Cancer Awareness month, a.k.a. “Pinktober”, is a month of doing “pink” stuff to raise breast cancer awareness. It is controversial, particularly among survivors, because of both the commercialisation factor and the way that it presents breast cancer as fun … Continue reading

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Red velvet macarons with ermine frosting

These obviously aren’t “real” red velvet, given that there’s none of the buttermilk, vinegar or baking soda that give red velvet cake its distinctive texture… they’re just mildly chocolate macs tinted with red food colouring… but I was desperate to … Continue reading

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Vanilla bean macarons with salted caramel

These macs are evil. Oh, don’t get me wrong – they are spectacularly good to eat! The shells mature beautifully, the caramel firms in the fridge to be just chewy enough to compliment the texture perfectly and they taste like … Continue reading

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