If you have not yet tried a Macaron, I urge you to. They are widely available, heck, you can even find them at McDonald’s McCafés in France. Worried about your waistline? Macarons are gluten-free (almond flour) and consist of two other ingredients, egg whites and sugar. Healthy, right?
I used the recipe from my previous attempt, but coloured them purple (5 drops of Americolor Regal Purple). They turned out a beautiful, soft, vintage purple. The baked shells turned out lighter than the batter, something to keep in mind if you are trying to achieve a specific colour. Once they were completely cooled, I dry-dusted the shells with edible luster dust in Violet. This didn’t change the shell colour, but provided a satiny sheen that photographs nicely. I whipped up some Lavender Rose Buttercream to create the centers of this delicate cookies. Some of them were treated with a little Ultra Violet bling from the India Tree line of sparkling sugars. They come in the most striking colours and are all natural.
I have been trying out my new Nikon Macro lens, an early birthday gift from K. I shot the photos for this and my last post using the macro lens – explains all the close-ups. I have always been interested in photography, but only tackled food as a subject when I started blogging. I see improvement – even had a few shots accepted on foodgawker, still, I have a great deal to learn and improve. I’ll explore this topic in greater depth in a future post.
Orange Blossom French Chantilly Macarons
Matcha Mojito Macarons