Saturday, October 31, 2009


The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.

I made pumpkin pie spiced macarons... look...! I got feet!!! I was a bit worried and as you can see from the picture below, I had some issues with piping. It is not my strong suit... and after a blow out with the disposable bag I was using, well, I just put some blobs down on the parchment but those turned out rather well actually... (the small ones were actually piped...)

I filled mine with an Apple Butter Cream Cheese icing... they taste really good... nice crunch on the bite, chewy in the middle... As yummy as they are, I think I will have to defer to my favorite place to get them in Seattle... Honore Artisan Bakery, 1413 NW 70th StSeattle, WA 98117... they make much better Macaron's than I do... I love their lavander ones - they're filled with a lavander chocolate ganache...!


Audax said...

Well done a great job lovely feet and this is a very hard challenge. Bravo and nice photos also and I'm impressed you got such nice shapes from blobs of batter on the baking sheet. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

J said...

Maybe we all stress too much about perfection on them... they were too stressed out to grow feet! LOL the blobs definitely had nicer ... flatter... tops than the others.