Monday, November 16, 2009

Marvelous Macarons...

While I should have been finishing up a Christmas bishop dress for Violet yesterday afternoon, Jesse and I decided to take a stab at a very intimidating recipe (in French).  She wanted to make Raspberry Macarons - just like the ones in Paris!  How hard could it be?  First of all, I don't speak French.  Jesse is fluent, but as she has reminded me many times in the food markets in France, "Mom, I don't speak culinary French!"  We were in for a challenge!

"Mom, it says to 'stir to a bird's beak', what does THAT mean?"  While I know what 'stiff peaks' means when it comes to egg whites, have you ever heard of 'bird's beak'?  Ha! We had more than a few laughs!  Just to be safe,  I found a similar English recipe to help us along when needed.  The results were stunning and delicious, and surprisingly easy!   They are perfectly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside - just a bit of sour raspberry filling...yummy.   Jesse took a plate of them to school today, and I really must get on the treadmill this morning to negate the thousand calories I ate of them. 



  1. Does ANYthing intimidate you? Yummmm.

  2. I LOVE that you and Jesse just up and decided to tackle a French recipe for no other reason than you wanted to. I'm with Jane Ann, I don't think anything intimidates you.

    BTW, will you have macaroons waiting if I drop by your house to get some fabric? ;)