Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day Macarons

Since I sent biscotti for Mother's Day, I had to think of another treat that would stand up to shipping for Father's Day. I have been wanting to try my hand at French Macarons for a while now, but finding a recipe that looked good was challenging. I finally found this recipe from David Lebovitz that others reported success with, so I tried it out. I made 2 versions, one plain with raspberry jam in the middle, and chocolate with dark chocolate ganache. I used the same recipe for both, just omitting the cocoa powder for the plain version.

They tasted great, but I didn't get the flat shape I was looking for. The first batch, the plain ones, I think I didn't break the eggs down enough when folding, so the peaks didn't fall out when they baked. I think they looked cute, but not the traditional shape. For the chocolate, I folded the eggs a bit more, so they flatted out. A few had the little foot, so they look more sleek.

The little treats are addicting, they are so light and are only one bite, so it doesn't seem like a big deal to eat more than one...