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No Eggs For Breakfast

And there you have it…these macarons are the reason why we did not have eggs left for or breakfast sunday morning…that and the lime squares I took to T&D for dinner that night.
I am a little late in catching the macarons bug but now I don’t wish for a cure. They have become very enjoyable to make and after the fear of the first batch I have spend many hours dreaming of different flavor combinations. Some I came up with were interesting, not to say weird and some complemented the arrival of fall and its chilly days. I have to dream of chilly weather because here it is sill 82-85 degrees (!)

I use the same basic recipe everytime and vary either the topping or the flavor. This time I made plain ones dusted with cocoa powder and filled with a raspberry ganache, vanilla flavored ones with coarse brown sugar topping with a rum ganache and coffee ones with a hazelnut praline ganache. I made a firm ganache as I was going to package some for D. as a hostess gift and wanted the texture to withstand the car ride. Basically, 1/2 cup of heavy cream for one cup of chocolate. Also remember that for every ounce of liqueur, you have to increase the chocolate of one ounce also or you will end up with a runny texture.

Lisa, I have not forgotten your wish and I promise to send you some very soon!


Note: maman, Arnaud et les reste de la smalla, n’hesitez pas a laisser un commentaire si le coeur vous en dit!

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Anonymous November 8, 2006 um 4:49 am

Superbes! Tu les as faits! Tres jolis, et surement tres bons. Je veux m’y essayer mais n’ai pas encore fait le pas ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anonymous November 8, 2006 um 12:31 pm

They all look absolutely perfect! I really must get my hands on a sugar thermomator so I can give your recipe a try!

wheresmymind November 8, 2006 um 2:16 pm

Yum…I would like some to go with my lunch ๐Ÿ˜€

Brilynn November 8, 2006 um 3:27 pm

You’ve given me the courage to try making macarons again! Yours turned out beautifully!

Lauren November 8, 2006 um 4:00 pm

I’m so impressed – these look fabulous!

Rachel November 8, 2006 um 6:20 pm


Mercotte November 8, 2006 um 6:25 pm

Et bien bravo ils sont superbes !

Anonymous November 8, 2006 um 11:59 pm

Those look great.
At first I though you said no eggs because they kind of look like eggless egg McMuffins. ๐Ÿ™‚

jasmine November 9, 2006 um 2:20 am

They look wonderful.

Last night my mum asked me for a macaron recipe–I’ll give her this one ๐Ÿ™‚


Lis November 9, 2006 um 9:31 pm

I mean seriously?? Is it really THAT bad to lick your monitor? *blush*

They look outstanding, my friend!

Ashley November 9, 2006 um 11:35 pm

Who wants eggs when you can have gorgeous macaroons such as those? Also, I’ve been wanting to get the update on your solo venture.

Helene November 10, 2006 um 1:28 am

Bea: allez vaas-y! Lance toi! Le probleme c’est qu’ils partent tres vite.

Ellie: it is such a small investment and it is worth it.

Wheresmymind: and dinner…and breakfast…and coffee…

Brilynn: glad I could help. You won’t regret it.

Lauren: thank you!

Rachel: thank you!

Mercotte: merci! Venant de toi ca me fait chaud au coeur!

Peabody: that could be my next creation!

Jasmine: I hope it works out for her!

Lisa: you crack me up!

Ashley: thank you! I had to put things on the back burner because we are leaving soon for France for 3 weeks …I also have a case of the jitters!

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