On the road to making them, I met Erin Pikor. Once I found out that she makes macaron soap, I knew we'd be friends! I have one of her lemon créme soaps. I can't bring myself to use it. It smells like a lovely lemon cake. It arrived wrapped in beautiful flocked paper.
Next, on the road to making them, Trader Joe's started importing frozen macarons from France. So good, nice price, low effort! I don't have a picture of those, we ate them all and I've had to ban myself from buying more.
Finally, on the road to macarons, I met Joyce. Joyce studied pastry at the Cordon Bleu. Joyce said she'd teach me, and she did. Joyce is awesome!
Mixing in egg whites for the chocolate hazelnut cookies:
Piping out the almond cookies:
Purple egg whites:
Passionfruit buttercream (I brought the canned passionfruit back from Australia):
The cookies have a perfect foot:
We await our filling:
Almond cookie with orange buttercream filling:
Purple hazelnut cookie with ganache filling:
We made 3 kinds of cookies: Almond, chocolate hazelnut, hazelnut dyed purple.
We made 4 kinds of fillings: Chocolate ganache, passionfruit buttercream, orange buttercream, Nutella.
All of them were delicious and they didn't last long. :) I can't wait to make more!
Thanks for the fun time, Joyce!