For those who are mad with macarons.
Macarons? Sounds like a food, but No, no..!! it is not a food. It is a small thing that makes me mad of it. Yeah! Have you ever tasted macarons before? If yes, You will know the reason why I am mad because of macarons. Macarons are sweet things, let me call it candy, made from egg whites and almond meal. The taste is too sweet for some people. The macaron shell itself is sweet. Moreover, it is usually filled with chocolate ganache or buttercream. Can you imagine that? You pick a lot of sugar in the form of sweet thing in your mouth? Well, I can say that you won’t be disappointed eating macarons because you will get pleausre on it. Believe me ^^
One bite is not enough. I believe that, maybe, ten macarons can go through my mouth in 15 minutes. It is too delicious to left. Unfortunatelly, the price is expansive. In Indonesia we have to pay IDR 8000 for a macaron sandwich. It is too expansive comparing with the price and the macaron ( I mean the form, too small). Some people try to find another way to get macarons cheapper. For example, they start to learn from book, internet, or chef how to make macarons. It is not impossible, but it needs extra effort. I have experience in making my own macarons. If I am not mistaken, I have made macarons for 18 times until I could bake the real macarons with good shell and of course, it formed a feet. Well, actually starting making own macarons needs extra money as well. The price of almond meal is not cheap. But, there is a way to reduce the money. You can make your own almond meal. Just buy ground almond, the price should be more cheapper than almond meal, and grind it with food processor an you will get your own almond meal.
There are a lot of book tutoring how to make macarons. There are two ways in making it, using Italian method or France method. For me, French method is more easier that Italian method since we just need to beat egg white, add granulated sugar and almond meal. Next time I will post how to make your own macarons
Français : Macarons, Paris, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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