I was given I Love Macarons by a friend, and it’s such a wonderful cookbook. The recipes for macarons aren’t necessarily difficult, but they take a lot of time and even more patience.
I decided to test out a lemon recipe. I’ve made macarons before, but not using a recipe from this book. I made three trips to the grocery store… phew. If that’s not patience, I don’t know what is.
The best part about this book is that they use tons of pictures to really show you what’s going on. And they provide lots of variations so you can mix and match flavors and fillings. I went with a normal outside and lemon curd filling.
(Just sayin, we ended up dipping the cookie part right into the lemon instead of making sandwiches! So yummy!)
The ingredients… take 1. Word to the wise: It’s much easier to buy almond meal than grounding almonds with a kitchen grounder thingamajig.
The yellow food coloring barely worked, I definitely didn’t use enough… but they’re still cute. Imperfectly cute 🙂
Anyone else try their hand at macarons? Tips? Success?