Posts Tagged ‘pastry’

Almost Foolproof Macarons

Almost Foolproof Macarons

I’ve been toying with macaron recipes for some time now. In my recipes, there always seems like there is something that can go wrong. It could be the folding, it could be the unscientific drying time, or maybe it’s just my messed up oven, but something always goes wrong. Rarely do I get a sheet [Continue]

the fruits of my macaronage

the fruits of my macaronage

I admit, macaron madness has fully infected the foodgeek household. I must have made at least 7 batches of macarons trying to get a recipe to come out. I’d have entire pans of cracked cookies, pans that only half of them cracked, and others that were perfect. What did I learn from all of this? [Continue]

macaron madness (a trip to the lab)

macaron madness (a trip to the lab)

Macarons are a strange pastry. They are comprised of three ingredients: almond powder, egg whites, and sugar, yet they can cause so many problems. I would say there’s at least a 15% chance of me screwing up a batch each time I make them. I figured I should do some research on what happened to [Continue]

potluck pastries

potluck pastries

Last week, the eater invited me to her bridge potluck party. She requested that I make a dessert to bring along, since that’s what I seem to do. She gave me one day’s notice so I had to be resourceful. Luckily, for me, I had a chiffon cake in the freezer that just needed a [Continue]

cookies!

cookies!

Last week Jef (aka the geek) made the very rich Sarah Bernhardt pastries which he posted about. Something that was not mentioned there was that the almond macaroons that make the base of the pastry are wonderful cookies in their own right. I happen to be an enormous fan of anything flavored with almonds, so [Continue]

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