Have you ever seen those beautiful French macaron pastries in bakery windows and wished you could make them yourself? Now you can, with Kim H. Lim-Chodkowski’s Macaron Fetish. Learn about the proper tools and ingredients for making macarons at home, followed by simple starting recipes like vanilla and coffee. Once you’ve gained your confidence, you can try out more complicated recipes.
Here are recipes for all audiences, from children to connoisseurs. Tired of plain, round macarons? Make some cat-shaped pastries, or chicks and bunnies for Easter! Find the salted caramel too hum-drum? Test a muscat wine buttercream or nori seaweed, cashew, and sesame macaron shell.
Recipes range from basic flavors—dark chocolate—to complex mixtures of complementary ingredients—black sesame, white sesame, and salted butter cream—both sweet and savory, and all are easy to make. Other exciting flavor combinations include:
Orange blossom water and candied ginger
Balsamic vinegar and white chocolate
Tabasco, espelette chili pepper, and dark chocolate
Chanterelle mushroom and pecan
Garam masala, turmeric, and tuna
Take up the macaron obsession and make exquisite macarons that will drive your friends crazy with envy!