Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Macarons before noon...


This morning I did it, I just woke up and went for it!... I MADE MACARONS!!!! For the first time ever... Remember how I was so scared? Well I pretty much nailed it! Crispy little outsides, chewy center, with the formation of the pied and all--for those who don't know what a "pied" is, it is the little frill or pooch at the foot of the macaron, and well with out this small detail, according to the french (who know everything), it isn't any more of a macaron then it's coconut impostor. Which as a beginner cookie snob, I think it is my job to inform you that the coconut thing? NOT a macaron, for the record...

And don't even get me started on the sea salt butter cream filling! Ok well, since I am already started... The butter cream was really good, and buttery but just kinda sweet and a bit boring for me and so I thought, "you know what it needs? subtle yet bold flakes of sea salt!" and OMG!!! I was right!... And so I proceeded to eat a dozen of these them... Almost.

3 comments:

JMERCEDE said...

show me the pied!

Holiday said...

OMG! That is bold... You want me to prove it? Or are you impressed? Either way I am up for the challenge. I love it!! I am laughing now but I'll have to stop that and go take a picture of one of the three macarons that I have left.

JMERCEDE said...

I am impressed! And I have no idea what the pied is, so I am hoping you can do a close up shot of that particular part of the cookie... cause I'd like to be in the know!!