Saturday, April 5, 2008

Je suis sans aucun doute obsédée

I am definitely obsessed. OK enough with the French, and macarons, right? But I just can't stop!! I spent HOURS last night making a collection of macarons - trying some of the flavors you all recommended in comments (*thanks!!*) These are just so much fun even though they're so much work. I don't know why I'm so obsessed with making them. I think mostly because they're so complicated and I can feel as though I've accomplished something impressive when I'm done. And also 'cuz they're just SO DARN CUTE! I love the different colors. You might think I'm crazy but I don't even love eating these - collecting them for pictures afterwards is what I really love! I had to make the pistachio again since I wasn't happy with my first batch (even though they tasted amazing). Then as I got started, I kept coming up with ideas and couldn't stop with even 2 flavors. I ended up with THREE by basing a lot of my flavors on that first round of research I did. Making dulce de leche was fun and actually really easy too! It's gonna be great on ice cream - having nothing to do with macarons!
Pistachio with pistachio buttercream
Chocolate with dulce de leche
Raspberry with chocolate ganache

I saw Deb this morning and had a nice big bag of macarons for her tied with a pink ribbon. I don't think I've seen her that excited to see me since her return from Asia. And while I had in mind for her to take some of that large bag home to Nick, I just heard she tried but couldn't help herself. They're all gone in like 5 hours!

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