Monday, October 10, 2016

Halloween Macarons


Beaulah and I were wanting a little 
Halloween fun around here, so we
decided to heat up her cauldron and
whip you up a batch of 
Halloween Macarons.


Today we decided to do the Italian Meringue Method -
since we were using a cauldron!

You can follow my step by step tutorial here
that I learned in Paris!  Wonder if they even do
Halloween macarons in Paris!!

The Italian Meringue Method involves cooking
a sugar syrup and then in corporating that
into whipped egg whites.  


After I have the egg whites all added in, I like to 
divide the batter into bowls, and do the final
stirring while I add the colors so I get more
than one color out of a batch.

Beaulah picked our favorite Halloween
colors of 


orange and you guessed it - 


purple!!


To test to see if we have stirred the batter
enough, I squeeze a sample one out of just
the tip (without a bag attached) onto the
counter.  See how the first one doesn't flatten
out - give it about ten more stirs.  You want
them to flatten out.




Here, after dropping the pan several times on the 
counter to make those WICKED bubbles come to
the surface, we use a magic wand, otherwise 
known as a toothpick to pop the little DEVILS!



Afterwards, we did a little MAGIC on them
with an edible marker and some Disco Dust
(magically delivered to our house through Amazon)
to make them even more like Halloween.



The spooks gobbled them down.  

I guess Beaulah and I need to magically whip
up another batch.


Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

13 comments:

  1. I am in awe.
    These are perfect and so festive.

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  2. Zoulah is in love with these! She needs a lesson! Joni

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    1. Has Zoulah come out? Can't wait to see her.

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  3. I love making macs. I use templates under parchment. Can I ask where you got your silpat template?

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    1. You can find them online. This is the one I bought off Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/grade-silicone-baking-macaron-circles/dp/B015S9W55U/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1476329799&sr=8-11&keywords=macaron+silicone+mat

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  4. Those are so awesome Jackie. They look perfectly formed and decorated so pretty. I have never tried making these sweet babies.

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  5. Festive and so well done, Jacqueline! They are not easy to master and yet you did. Bravo!

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    1. Yes, they seem like they can decide each time if they are going to work or not.

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  6. Absolutely what I needed to see this busy day!! And for some arcane reason, MY favorite Halloween colour has been purple for the past two years---perhaps because of YOUR influence, coupled with that cunning small whimsy of a veil attached to a tiny pink satin WITCH HAT on a headband.

    But how do you ever make enough of those---i understand French Meringues, with all the beating and piping, but the Italian meringue is so much like the Gucci-est Seven Minute Icing EVER, or the very soul of what Divinity yearns to be, that there's hardly any left to pipe onto the Silpat!

    Simply charming, as always.

    r

    If you could see the stash of little wooden houses (two with verandahs and one a small crenellated castle-fort) and stickers and glitters and little stuff to go with, along with about nine colours of paint. Four GRANDS, their Mamas and Aunt Caro are hoping for pretty patio weather this weekend to do their stuff. Everything that went into my Hobby Lobby basket was mostly due to YOU and your fabulous ideas.

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    1. Wow, you are going to have so much fun! We laughed after saying that this crafting thing can get expensive.

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  7. Well I love your Halloween Macarons - especially the disco dust! I love to make macarons too, but I do the French method... maybe I'll try to the Italian method to "mix it up". Your macarons are boo-tiful!

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    1. oh, one more thing, what food dye do you use to color your macarons? Your purple is very vibrant - the purple I tried totally faded out. It was an americolor gel.

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  8. How fabulous! Love macarons and Halloween so adding these to my must try list- I hadn't tried the Italian recipe- my last attempt was a bit of a disaster lol :)

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