Monday, February 7, 2011

The Raspberry Macarons

Happy new year everyone! The year so far had been really hectic with work that even if I wanted to keep my oven burning, I just did not have the time and the energy. I made some Macarons yesterday, Adam asked if "we" could bake some macarons because his sister loves them and it's her birthday. So "we" ( ~meaning me and my lonesome self) baked the macarons as a birthday present. I did the baking, and he did the tasting. :) It's pretty convenient knowing how to bake, worst case scenario is always having to give baked goods as presents - which is a very good gift actually. I would love to receive some homemade baked goodies myself, but I never get any.

My macaron recipe is of course from my dear Sarah Phillips of Baking911. Her recipe is very easy to follow, plus it does not require aging of eggs which I see in other macaron recipes. Making macarons is often time intimidating, and even if I made it several times already, I'm still crossing my fingers every time I put a batch in the oven. And look at how the macarons came out! They are so pretty. Macarons is love!