Meyer Lemon Creams, Meyer Lemon Macarons & a Giveaway!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Meyer Lemon Cream & Meyer Lemon Macarons

I got to say, from my view point right this minute that I am a very relaxed and lucky gal. It's been months since I have had the ability to take a day and just chill. I happen to be sharing that feeling with a dozen other bloggers too. See, this weekend a few of us are attending the first Go Savor Culinary Retreat and we are all spending some quality time getting to know each other, share our blogging experiences and enjoy the beautiful Southern sun.

I was very fortunate to teach a workshop with Bill on artificial lighting last night, giving more options for folks who can only shoot at night. It was a very casual discussions and sharing of experiences, all facilitated by a good dinner and a few glasses of wine.

Meyer Lemons

This morning Tami and I taught a workshop on composition, food styling, choice of focal points, natural light sources, shooting tethered, etc... I absolutely *love* working with Tami. We don't even have to wonder or ask questions. It's very organic, calm, focused and efficient. We loved this session just from the sheer number of "ah doh" moment that many had. That was our goal: to provide sensible informations, techniques and tips that every one would be able to duplicate at home.

It's really quite an honor to be able to share something we love with others. If it works, great. If someone decides to do something else, great! The worst thing you can do is not even consider the possibility. Photography is a series of unplanned moments, possibilities you create as well as a series of coherent decisions. It feels good to be able to share a passion with others just as passionate and interested.

Meyer Lemon Cream

Same goes with baking and cooking. It is truly an honor to be sharing new recipes and ideas with you. Today it's a recipe for Meyer Lemon Cream and Meyer Lemon Macarons as well as the chance to win a super fun little new cookbook "Macarons: Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Cafe" by Cecile Cannone.


Yes, it's giveaway time! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog, one per person, no anonymous, until Monday March 14th at midnight. A winner will be picked at random by my lovely husband and announced on the following blog post.

Meyer Lemons

I really enjoyed the pocket size appearance of the book as well as all the recipes, techniques and troubleshooting suggestions Cecile offers for both Italian and French Meringue Macarons. I found lots of familiar ideas such as painted macarons and lollipop macarons but also a lot of new and interesting flavors such as gingerbread buttercream and apple cinnamon buttercream.

I followed Cecile's instructions for French meringue macarons and flavored the shells with Meyer lemon zest and filled them with my own filling of cream cheese flavored with more lemon and a touch of honey. The Meyer Lemon creams are so simple and refreshing, you'd wish you had them at every meal. Almost. Variety is key I know, but for a lemon lover like me, this lemon all around dessert tray was heaven! Why so much lemony goodness you might ask. I have to thank my friends Anita and Jeanne for sending me a bunch of fresh, California Meyer and pink lemons to feed my addiction.

Meyer Lemon Cream & Meyer Lemon Macarons

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend! Spring is on its way...

Meyer Lemon Creams and Meyer Lemon Macarons:

Note: once the macarons are made, let them mature in the fridge at least 2 days prior to eating so the flavor and textures can meld together better.

For the creams:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
zest of one lemon
3 egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup lemon juice

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and egg yolks until pale. Slowly add the milk and whisk well.
Bring the mixture to boiling point in a heavy bottomed saucepan placed over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until thick. Remove from the heat and slowly add the lemon juice. Return to medium low heat for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Divide among ramekins or cup and place a piece of plastic wrap over each portions to prevent a skin from forming.

French Meringue Macarons, with permission of Ulysses Press.

Makes 50 to 60 shells, for 25 to 30 filled macarons.
2¾ cups (8.8 ounces/250 grams) almond flour
2¾ cups (12.4 ounces/350 grams)
powdered sugar
1 cup egg whites (from 7 or 8 eggs),
at room temperature
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons powdered egg whites, if weather is humid
¾ cup (5.3 ounces/150 grams) superfine granulated sugar
5 to 7 drops gel paste food coloring (optional) (I used 2 teaspoons lemon zest instead)

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300°F (325°F for a non-convection oven), and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Blend the almond flour with the powdered sugar in your food processor to make a fine powder (or sift together, discarding any large crumbs and adding a bit more almond flour and powdered sugar as needed to compensate). Then sift the mixture through a strainer until it is as fine as you can get it. This keeps crumbs from forming on the macaron tops as they bake.

Step 3: With the wire whip attachment on the electric mixer, beat the egg whites with the salt and the powdered egg whites (if you are using them), starting slowly and then increasing speed as the whites start to rise. Add the granulated sugar and the food coloring. Beat until the egg whites form stiff peaks and your meringue is firm and shiny.

Step 4: Pour the beaten egg whites onto your almond flour mixture and gently fold them in, using a rubber spatula. Move your spatula from the bottom of the bowl to the edges with one hand, using your other hand to rotate the bowl. Now slap the sides of the bowl until the batter falls in a wide ribbon when you raise your spatula. When you can’t see any crumbs of almond flour and the mixture is shiny and flowing, you are ready to start piping.
The French have a special word—macaronner—to describe the physical action of mixing all the ingredients for macarons. This has to be done by hand. You cannot do it with your mixer—you must be able to feel the consistency of the macaron batter.
Step 5: Fit your pastry bag with a number 8 tip and fill with batter. Start by squeezing out a small amount of mix onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to form a 2½-inch circle. Be sure to leave 1 inch of space between macarons so they will not touch each other while they bake.
If the peak that forms on the top of the macaron does not disappear after piping, it means the batter could have been beaten a little more. Tap the baking sheet on the tabletop, making sure to hold the parchment paper in place with your thumbs.
Let the piped macarons rest for 15 minutes.

Step 6: Bake for 14 minutes at 300°F. After the first 5 minutes, open the oven door briefly to let the steam out.
Let the macarons cool completely on a rack before taking them off the parchment paper. Press the bottom of a cooled baked macaron shell with your finger; it should be soft. If the bottom of the shell is hard, reduce the baking time for the rest of your macarons from 14 minutes to 13 minutes.
Using a pastry bag requires some practice. It may seem awkward at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of it.
Prepare the bag (if it hasn’t been used before) by cutting about 2 inches off the narrow end—just enough so that when you insert a number 8 decorating tip, about a third of the tip extends outside the bag. Push the tip firmly in place and spoon in your filling, leaving enough room at the top to twist the bag shut. It is best to fill the bag with half of the batter at a time, that way it is not too heavy. To make it easier to fill your pastry bag, place it upright in an empty jar or other straight-sided container. This will help steady the bag while you fill it with batter.
Squeezing the bag slowly, pipe each macaron shell out in a single dollop. Lift the bag quickly to finish.

Cream Cheese Filling:
Juice and zest of one lemon
8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar

In bowl of electric mixer, beat the lemon zest, juice and cream cheese on low speed, until very smooth with no lumps. Add the sifted powdered sugar and beat, on low speed, until fully incorporated and smooth. Pipe or spoon about a tablespoon into the center of each macaron shell and top with another shell.

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jamie said...

such lovely photos!

Jessica said...

Would love a chance to win! You make these look so easy!

jessica (at) kohlercreated (dot) com

PrincessAnna said...

Oh please, oh please I hope I win---my sister asked me to make macarons for her Wedding. I've always seen them on your site, but never dared to make them. I have approximately 3 months to perfect them! AH!

Alyson said...

Oh my gosh, could I ever use this book! Last time I made macaroons, they were a gigantic FAIL - I used the wrong sugar, totally my fault.

Carine said...

Those macarons look delicious! I wish I could try Meyer lemons as almost every blog I read keep gushing about their flavour!

You have such a great blog, I visit often and you have the most amazing photos and your recipies are so easy to follow!

Lenka said...

I have to try making macarons! But I am affraid that it is too difficult :(
Well I wont know, until I try :-)

Madison said...

Mmm, macaroons. Beautiful photos - definitely want to make macaroons using the recipes in that book!

Ashley said...

Love macarons! Definitely need to try making some from scratch :)

IB said...

I have not been able to make up my mind on which book of macarons to buy, so this would solve the issue! These look so enticing I can smell the meyer lemons from here!

Lucie said...

I think I have never seen Meyer Lemon but I like "normal" lemons and I love macarons.

KK said...

lemon creme is perfect!

Ashley said...

Love your photography and styling. Desperately eager and/or terrified to try macarons... Thanks!

thomas said...

Hi! These sound similar to lemon macarons I've made before. I can't wait to try the cream recipe. Thanks!

Sanny said...

looks like a great book. can't wait to try all the filling ideas!

Colin+Mary said...

I just recently started taking up baking. I thought that if I am to be married and have children that should be a skill I possess, right? I have been wanting to try a macaron recipe for some time now. I think this blog just gave me the courage to do it. Thanks!

Ashley said...

I love macarons! And your blog. My attempt at making them fell somewhat short. I need to try again, and lemon sounds amazing. One of my favorites.

pat thomson said...

I'm just about to launch my own blog (about wine and wine tours re dolcetours.com), and I'm using your most gorgeous, elegant blog as inspiration. Your photos are wonderful -- and not easy to do. (Bottles of wine are another challenge!) But I plan to keep coming back top Tartelette to get my creative juices going. Thanks.

tandama said...

Fell in love with Macarons because of you and your site. I have shared them and have helped others to fall in love. Thank you. I can't wait to make these!

The Kinney Clan said...

I would LOVE to learn more about macarons! They look so lovely and delicious!

Livia said...

I was hoping that this would be the year I finally tackled learning macarons. And your lemon creams are mothwatering as they sound so refreshing.

Sweet Temptations Cupcakes said...

I love your blog and macarons!

Sarah said...

There isn't a more gratifying thing to make then a well-executed macaron. Been a while since I attempted it though. If I get my hands on some Meyer lemons, these are a must try.

Anita said...

Oh yum, I love meyer lemons and my neighbor has a huge tree full of them.

Dacia said...

so when life gives you lemons...make macarons!

Acorns Bakery & Cafe said...

Beautiful photos...I've been toying around with macarons for a few weeks...some good some bad...can't wait to check out this book

gwen said...

I love macaroons!

Stephanie said...

I love macaroons! They are so yummy. Love your blog, too!

Chew Fatt said...

Would love to make macarons! Really scared of them but your macarons always look gorgeous!

LisaB said...

I was fortunate to visit the Macaron Cafe for the first time on a recent visit to NYC. What a thrill to finally eat a "real" macaron. Previously, I had only eaten the ones I attempted to make myself. While tasty, I have not perfected the macaronage yet. :-)

I would love to be included in the giveaway.

Rhonda said...

Wow, your pictures are delicious. My Mom's birthday is in a couple of weeks and her very favorite anything is lemon. This will be on the list. Pink lemons?

Devorah said...

Ooh..lemon macarons look yummy :)

Egle said...

These are really lovely!

Annette said...

I love your blog. Meyer lemons are not available here all of the time, but I will try your lemon macaron recipe soon! Thank you for th inspiration!

Annette Gruel

lauramil said...

Those look absolutely yummy!! Too bad I'm horrible at making macarons. I'm practicing though!

aninava said...

I fell in love with macarons on a trip to Paris and resorted to buying them at specialty bakeries (expensive!). I always thought they were hard to make. This recipe looks like something I can handle!

Delightful pictures and the macarons look to die for!

Lily Anette said...

I tried making Macarons last year, and it was around spring time too! Not an easy task but would love to try making them again this Spring & this book giveaway will definitely put me in the mood and good spot to do it! Thanks for the giveaway.

terri said...

oooh, meyer lemon!

gema said...

OHHHH I need that book! please please!!! I love your blog! Kisses from spain!

Charlene said...

These macs sounds great. As always, I am so envious of your photography skills!
Best regards,
Charlene

Amy said...

Lemon macarons! Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate the coming Spring. I have tried my hand at making macarons twice before and while very yummy, I can't figure out how to make them where they're not hollow. Too bad they don't have a thicker shell, then I could fill the shells with the filling and call it a day, lol.

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

these sound so incredibly delicious! I'm a huge meyer lemon fan and of course who can say no to macarons! I tried my hand at them last year with sad results but I'd love to give it another go!!

Ingrid said...

I just recently succeeded making macaron and thank to your blog. You inspired me! Oh, I would love to win the book. Lovely giveaway :)

Sondra said...

I really really want to make some macarons. My oven is broke so it will have to wait a little longer.

Kristen said...

One of my baking goals is to learn to make macarons!

Jessica said...

I love macaroons so much. I like to make them for a friend of mine that has celiacs. He really likes being able to eat things that aren't "different", they're just gluten free naturally!

Amber said...

Oh my gosh. These look absolutely delicious! I really hope I win!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Paola said...

Ciao, ho trovato casualmente il tuo sito ed è meraviglioso. Le tue ricette e soprattutto le tue fotografie sono davvero bellissime. Passerò spesso a trovarti. Tanti tanti complimenti!
Baci dall'Italia
Paola

The Apple Crate said...

I'm slowing working up my nerve to try making macarons, yours look delicious!

Chanel Heisick said...

Beautiful photos as usual. If I win this I will attempt to make these myself

Crystal said...

This is my first time visiting (found your site over at Bakerella) and I just love it! What a great giveaway, too :)

uberjoi said...

oh my, how scrumptious! :D x

m said...

I would love the chance to get this wonderful book. I love macarons!

m said...

I would love the chance to win this wonderful book. I love macarons!

cuttercookie said...

how confusing, i thought i just commented... about how i LOVE macarons. beautiful. i've never used meyer lemons, although i've been seeing references to them a lot. love your blog!

Meredith said...

Thanks to your wonderful macaron recipes, my skinny & nerdy husband is plumping up quite nicely!

I've been crossing my fingers for a post on cannelés...

Jessica Y. said...

Always wanted to bake macarons. fingers crossed..

Sweet Fi said...

Mercy, everything is just so lovely.

kimmy LaMee said...

I lived in N.Africa and had full access to this amazing yumminess every day - now I don't, so I guess I need to learn how to make them! Hope to win!!

Deborah Moazemi said...

I love your blog and would love to win this book. I've always wanted to try making macarons but find them terribly intimidating!

Cindy Young said...

These look heavenly! I just received some Meyer lemons from a friend - destiny! I know what I will be making tomorrow :) Thank you so much for all you do and share in your blog. What an amazing individual you are!

Cindy

Bridget said...

gorgeous photos. it all looks so delicious. I would love to win!

richard said...

I really love your blog; I read it every day. Thank you for the wonderful photography.

Jim said...

they look tasty

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

amy said...

Wow! It really never occurred to me to make my own macarons - they just seem too perfect, not at all an at home project. But now I must try!

kakihara said...

cookies sound amazing--I have a meyer lemon tree that I'm trying to nurse through winter.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Bertha said...

I am too a lemon lover, Meyer lemon to be exact and seeing your post is making me want to go to the kitchen and starts making the macarons!

rose said...

Your macaroon tutorial saved my life last year. I read this blog when I am feeling blue and need to be inspired. Thank you!!

michelle said...

everything.looks.delicious.

michelle said...

everything.looks.delicious.

Jennifer Mignanelli said...

I love your recipes and so does my class!

Marissa C said...

I've been wanting to make these forever!

Dawn said...

I haven't quite dared to try macarons yet...maybe this book'd do it! :)

Jaimee said...

I love anything lemon! Thanks for the new post : )

Anita said...

I love your blog and the pictures :) Dying to try and make macarons

Colengal said...

I made home made macaroons for Christmas treats this year and so many folks called for the recipe. There's something about a good macaroon!

Anonymous said...

I loved eating Macaroons in Paris. This is the first time that I saw a cookbook for it. I would love to try these recipes.

jimcabaj@sbcglobal.net

Nikita said...

I just tried baking a cake w/ Meyer lemon curd for the first time for a friend. Tomorrow it will be tasted. Fingers crossed, since this is my first time with that recipe. But the curd tastes heavenly. I do enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Jolene said...

i love macarons, they're so delicious

Chair said...

I have been somewhat interested in trying macarons a few times but this lemon recipe has somehow tipped the scales -it helps that I have a basket of them on my counter at the moment. I think I know what I'll be making with them now!

MAC Mom said...

Lemons are a delcious way to welcome in Spring.
Thanks for sharing.


Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

Candice said...

I've been wanting to make macarons for a year but am nervous since I hear they're tricky, but so pretty and yummy! - Candice J

Karen said...

Your blog makes me hungry!

FIBERONE said...

Wish I had some lemon macarons or lemon cream or lemon pie right now.

Tå¥lºR ½ said...

I adore the cute simplicity of macarons, and have been dying to make some after I purchased a book of macaron recipes. I hope I win! *fingers crossed*

Tamara said...

I have always been intimidated by macaroons but I feel like maybe I need to try these. Thanks for posting :)

Kristen Finn said...

whew! just made the cut! I'm excited to try the meyer macarons! I'll be using 2 lemons from my tree! only 2 because that's all it wanted to produce this year -- hopefully better luck next year for my little tree. : )

Katie said...

I'm not sure I can find Meyers Lemons in Minnesota. Especially this time of year. But this looks amazing.

Atreau said...

They look wonderful! I can't wait to try this recipe!

Renee G said...

I love to bake and would love to have this cook book.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Kaitlin said...

So beautiful!

kethrim said...

I've been on a lemon kick lately, so lemon macarons sound scrumptious!

K. Dixon said...

What lovely pictures! I have been addicted to all things citrus and just made a vanilla meyer lemon marmalade this last weekend and still have a few lemons sitting around. I think I might have to try this! Looks yummy! I am glad you talked about the book a little too. It keeps coming up on my things you should buy from amazon list and I have been hesitant.

Jenn said...

I would LOVE to own this book. thanks for the giveaway!

amybmartindale said...

Tomorrow is the day I attempt to make macarons!

The Whimsical Wife said...

Oh please, please please can i win! My macaroon making has been put on hold until i can get some decent tips and recipes! This book would make my world turn upside down with macaroon-ness.... oh and happiness!
P.s. glad that you were able to have some R&R !

Jeanne said...

Just discovered your blog and LOVE it! Will try these macarons immediately!

betty tq. said...

Thank you for giving us the chance to win this book...much appreciated!

Debugcooking said...

Your photos are stunning and I so love making macarons...its sort of a love affair now...

Etta said...

look so yummy!!! I wanna try this!!
Thak you :-)
Etta

Laurel said...

Learning to make macarons is my next major kitchen project...

Julia said...

What a beautiful book - awesome giveaway!

jooolzzz said...

Your blog is beautiful. I love reading all of the recipes and I adore your photos. These macarons look delicious. Hopefully I'll have a chance to make them soon.

macky said...

Your photos inspire me to not only cook but also keep taking pictures. Thank you. And this cookbook just seems so adorable. I do hope you ship outside of the US. ;D

Bossy Chef said...

Your images are so gorgeous they make me green with envy....so talented. And the ability to make the gorgeous macaroons too.... I love lemons so much I may have to make an attempt... should be good for a laugh at least. :)

Lindy said...

I would love that cookbook!

nora said...

I made these lemon creams and macrons today... they are both wonderful!

alexengijon said...

I tried macaroons recently, they didn't look as perfect as the photos I see, but they tasted pretty good!

Dionne said...

Eeee!!!! What a fab prize! I hope I win!

elettra.laduca said...

Yum, they look so delicious!

bailey m said...

mmm macarons. i've only ever attempted chocolate macarons and the last few batches haven't turned out. time to turn to a new recipe - and to liberate some meyer lemons from my neighbors' trees!

TrueFoodieForever said...

I have always wanted to make macaroons.

Vivy said...

Yum!

Joy said...

Oh that looks wonderful.

Erin said...

Question... I made these macarons today and they were delicious, but my shell seemed to have a large pocket of air between the top and bottom. Is this normal? The foot developed, but they were EXTREMELY fragile on top, more fragile than I remember other macarons being. I haven't made macarons before, so I am curious if you think I over mixed/ under mixed. Thanks for the help!

Erin

charles said...

My friend grows Meyer lemons and shares. This recipe for cream filled macaroons sounds worthy of their use. Thanks for sharing.
gluten-free chef

Deeba PAB said...

Beautiful post...so fresh & full of Spring! Great giveaway...have heard about the book.

mekar said...

Hi,

Nice blog and sweet macaron.

jom belajar buat macaron

Helene said...

Erin: you might need to fold a little more (2-3 more strokes) to reduce that air pocket.
Macarons shells are fragile but they need to mature in the fridge at least 2 days before eating. Bakeries never sell fresh macarons which is why you don't remember them this way.

Piszke said...

Dear Tartelette,

I'd like to know your opinion about this kind of receipe.
What kind of differences you felt when you worked with it? Was there any, and if, what they were? Which receipe you prefer?

I just want to try a 100-100-100 gr-plus 3 egg whites receipe from " La bible des macarons and mignardises" (Editons ESI, France, 2010) and I'm very curious about it; altough your macaron receipe is working always very well.

Kristin said...

I LOVE meyer lemons! And I have big ambitions of making macarons as favors for my wedding in a few months!

Kristin said...

Macaroons are one of the foods I've wanted to try to make ever since I started reading your blog!

Simone said...

I love Macarons and lemons are my favourite fruits!

Maya said...

I love Meyer Lemons! I must try these - though I might be tempted to use a lemon curd filling to make it even more lemony!

susan said...

Can I just come over and play in your prop cabinet? Luscious!

andreagroves said...

YUM! I love lemon, and I think if I ever make macarons, they'll definitely be these ones. Thanks for sharing (and for the giveaway!) :D

Rebecca said...

I so need this book, the snow and the rain and the dark is really getting me down, I would love to learn how to make "real" french macaroons. Meyer lemons sound wonderful, I will have to see if my local store can get some!

Jody said...

Love, love, love your photos! Awesome giveaway-macaroons are my favorite!

Ella Bella Floral said...

Super sad I missed the deadline... but I might just have to buy one of those books anyway. Your macarons look amazing as always!

Yvonne said...

I'm GF and have been meaning to give macarons a try for ages now. I think I need to just take the plunge! Great post and love the look of the book :-)

Michelle Payne said...

Amazing photos! What a wonderful giveaway!

daniel Altman said...

would LOVE to try these... both! we too are gluten free!

Sharon Davis

Swee San said...

I have yet to master macarons. It still irks me up sometimes and stressing me out!! *pulls hair* But if it turns out, it's all worth it. I wish to attend your food photography and styling workshop someday

Nat said...

they look amazing, i'd love to win this.

Joe said...

Macarons, my cup of tea,
So delicious, full of esprit,
To make them is a delight,
Your recipe and photo is full of sprite.

v said...

I love macarons! i tried to make them following your recipe but they didnt turn out as pretty as yours :-( but oh so tasty!!!! yummy

phoebetang8 said...

ur blog is just winderful:)
gosh!~ i shouldnt visit ur blog ever again!!

marla said...

Lovely lemony macarons. I just heard you are in ELLE mag - must check out asap. Tami is a sweetheart. I look forward to getting to know her better ;)

Joyce said...

I hope we're neighbors coz everything you make looks sooooo good! That way, I can at least enjoy the aroma of your creations. Well done!

Stephanie said...

I adore your blog! These are lovely :D

Jessica said...

I am obsessed with macaroons! I have tried to make them and fail and have been looking for a good recipe! I hope I win!

Tofu said...

the pictures are gorgeous

http://andthespidersfrommars.blogspot.com/

Ran said...

I love your website. Beautiful pictures and delicious-looking food!!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

Meyer lemons are wonderful! These macaroons look perfect

Amy said...

We were DYING to have the lemon cremes here, but alas- no meyer lemons, a corn allergy and a milk allergy! We tweaked this with tapioca flour (vs corn starch), almond milk, dried lemon zest (forgive me, I know it's not the same!) and lime juice. Since we were going completely un-authentic anyway, we added one drop of green food coloring, because the little ones wanted green pudding. I'm sure it won't come close to the bright freshness of yours, but it was still DELICIOUS! Naturally, once I make this with fresh meyer lemons, this will be COMPLETELY unacceptable! ;)

Danielle said...

Love reading about lovely macarons, even far away from home (as I´m in Ecuador right now).Can´t wait to try these when I get back to Holland!

The Addicted Baker said...

Beautiful pictures

Leila said...

Alaskan Grown girl in need of a great book. I've enjoyed looking at all the beautiful pictures and recipe's of yours, online. I hope to be chosen.

Have a nice well deserved break!

Leila said...

Thank you soo much for dedicating your time to the world of beautiful culinary art, on a daily basis.

Laura Keim said...

your macarons always look so amazing! I use your shell recipes because I have always had success with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Claire said...

Although I've been a reader for some time, this is the first time I've ever commented. After studying abroad in France last spring, I've tried and failed to make my beloved macarons several times. Both of these recipes look absolutely delightful (lemon flavored anything makes my day!) and I can't wait to try this recipe! Vive la macaron!
:)

Ruthika said...

omg meyer lemons! <3

Jenny said...

I've been eyeing this book on Amazon for awhile. Would love to get it in my paws!

sue said...

YAY for MACARONS!

Sarah said...

I had my first macaron ever this past week in NYC! My best friend and I went there for Spring Break and I'm obsessed! These look delicious!

Kim said...

Hi,

This recipe looks wonderful and I am now intent on trying to make macarons, despite the numerous and ominous warnings of the level of difficulty involved.

However, I have a nut allergy in the house. So, I'm wondering if you could recommend any substitutions to almond flour? I'm willing to grind just about anything into a flour in order to accomplish this goal!

Thanks in advance,

Kim

dahlhaus said...

Wow, such beautiful images- the lemon creme looks amazing!!

Karma Bennett said...

This comment is for @BoogaJ.
I work for the publisher of Macarons. I wanted to let you know that I know at least some of Cecile's Macarons are gluten-free.

Also, I can't help but mention that we have two new fabulous gluten-free cookbooks out: Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free from Amy Green (she runs the blog of the same name) and The 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes for Your Vegan Kitchen by Kelly Keough (she is the host of The Sweet Truth GF cooking show).

I'm so happy to see so many comments!

Ingredients of a Woman said...

Your photos are gorgeous.

Alba Olaya

catarina said...

"Photography is a series of unplanned moments, possibilities you create as well as a series of coherent decisions" This is wonderful. I have this crazy dream of becoming a food photographer someday.
Your recipes look all and always so delicious!
<3

oneordinaryday said...

These are beautiful. I haven't tried to make them yet, but one of these days I'm going to get the courage.

Dolci Fusa said...

I've just dicovered your website and will not miss it anymore thanks to feeds.
Your photographies are stunning.
I'm going to try to make macarons too, I'm a bit anxiuos about the result...
Veronica

faraway girl said...

The macarons look gorgeous as always! I've never succeeded in making them but will continue to try!

Danielle said...

These look so yummy! Thanks for the contest!

Muffin said...

wow. how fun. i want to make some!

Jamie said...

I'm looking for a light and springy recipe for a baby shower brunch this weekend and these will be perfect! Can't wait to make them!!

Jessica E said...

i love macaroons! and I love that they can be any Flavor!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I absolutely love your blog. And everything about it: the colors, the way you style food and so i could go on and on...

Woul like to make the meyer creams but how much grams is in your cup?
Also when it comes to the recipe for macaroons above could. Replace almond flour for groinded almonds?

MAny thanks

Aga

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Bayaderka said...

Your macarons look amazing. I wonder whether you could subsitute the almond flour with ground almonds at all?

Helene said...

Bayaderka: almond flour and ground almonds are the same thing.

Kelsey-Anne said...

First successful macarons I have ever made. It ended up making about 100 small ones, but I shared with my neighbors (they had their daughter the week before). But the best part was the Cream cheese filling, it is my new favorite!!!!!

Cheers!

ForgedBlog said...

Would love to learn to make Macarons!

Betsi said...

A new Italian friend taught me how to make his mother's limoncello, and I have a Meyer lemon tree-a double dose of lemon happiness in Pennsylvania! Thanks so much for your wonderful lemony recipes. My next project is the macarons and this book looks wonderful -a great winter diversion.

Rusty Gates said...

I haven't made macarons, but the quince and the Meyer lemon recipes have inspired me to try both of the recipes. Fortunately, I have willing taste testers!

Tess

Rusty Gates said...

I haven't made macarons, but the quince and the Meyer lemon recipes have inspired me to try both of the recipes. Fortunately, I have willing taste testers!

Tess

Heather G said...

Always love a new baking adventure, so I've been looking forward to making macarons. A friend brought over a bag of freshly picked meyer lemons and I found blog. As soon as my egg whites are ready I am going to give your recipe a whirl! Can't wait!

Sussi said...

Myer lemons so juicy & delicious, the lemon lovers lemon & combined with these luscious light & crispy macarons, what a delight! Thanks for sharing, I am so glad this scrumptious & delicate treat has made a comeback, may macarons be here to stay!

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