Posts in almond flour
Almond Macarons Recipe & Video Tutorial

Almond is a classic flavor and the filling also contains almond flour. Using a high quality almond extract will make the flavor even richer. These lovely almond macarons will brighten any occasion!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Einkorn Wheat Flour ~ Recipe & Video
Orange Macarons Recipe & Video Tutorial
Chocolate Coconut Ganache Filling Recipe [Vegan/Non-dairy]
Cinnamon Roll Macarons Recipe & Video
Baking Macarons: The Swiss Meringue Method ~ Excerpt
French Macaron Baking Adventures, Part 20: Fruit Swirled French Macarons Recipe & Tutorial
French Macaron Baking Adventures, Part 17: Macaroons vs. Macarons

Macaron is spelled correctly. Also, as it’s French, it’s pronounced as mah-kah-ron. Whenever I see it with a double o, I think of the coconut cookies. I like coconut macaroons, but they’re a completely different cookie.

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French Macaron Baking Adventures, Part 16: Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons

As a huge fan of chocolate, I decided to combine that with a dollop of homemade raspberry jam in the center of each macaron. All I had to do in advance was make the jam and the chocolate ganache.

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Chocolate Espresso Ganache Filling Recipe
French Macaron Baking Adventures, Part 9: Chocolate Mint Macarons

At first, all was great with the meringue. It had the standard stiff peaks and to get that lovely minty color, I added 7 drops of gel food coloring. And that was followed with one drop of pure peppermint essential oil. So it looked and smelled like chocolate mint chip ice cream.

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French Macaron Baking Adventures, Part 7: Pistachios & Vanilla

I colored the batch green because of the pistachio flour. It also contained that marvelous vanilla bean paste which gives it more flavor and added interest to the shells. These shells came out flat but with feet.

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French Macaron Baking Adventures, Part 4: Pink Lemonade Macarons & Lemon [Curd] Buttercream Filling ~ The Recipe
French Macaron Baking Adventures, Part 3: Chocolate Ganache Macarons with Feet!

This batter was unlike the others as it was much thicker. I probably used too much cocoa powder. It had only been sifted once, when added with the sugar and almond flour. Whatever it was, this batch was very difficult to mix and I got so tired I just stopped. As soon as it was awkwardly piped onto the parchment paper, it was already dry.

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French Macaron Baking Adventures, Part 2: More Macarons + Strawberry Buttercream Filling Recipe

The macaron saga continues as I want to test the King Arthur “super finely ground” almond flour I’d found for a dollar less at Walmart. I also wanted to try a strawberry buttercream filling because I love strawberries and the idea of a buttercream filling seemed decadent to me.

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