Sunday was the Macaron Day...

Oui... Fifi experienced making Parisian Macarons with FAB friends... here are the ingredients mixed together and put into pastry bag (forgot to snap photos while seperating egg whites and blending in ingredients... désolé) via the Ladrée recipe... these were to be PINK vanilla macarons...
by the way... the recipe called for almond meal... friends attempted to make it themselves... never could get it fine enough... soooo they ran out to Whole Foods for almond meal finely ground and packaged for EASY use... and there go the macarons into the oven...out to cool and SADLY... no "feet"... ATTENTION pastry experts... what went wrong?ooooh la la the filling was FABULOUS...
and though there were no "feet" or "dome shells" ... these were quite tasty...
soooo... we decide to try another batch using the homemade almond meal... anddddd this time TEAL BLUE...here we go on to the parchment paper...
ooooh and sooooo NOT right...we gave up and ate these... Sooooo... once again... I ask... what went wrong? Has anyone else tried to make Parisian Macaraon... if so, what was YOUR experience? Is there a step by step video? Tartelette... I soooo wish we could've attended your class... will you be making anymore trips to Los Angeles? Anyone else giving classes in Los Angeles? We would LOVE to get it RIGHT!!! If not, I guess we will all have to fly to Paris for the REAL Parisian macaron!!!

Now don't forget to visit Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch... and BLUE posts via Smiling Sal's!

ENJOY your week... and come back and visit... I have a lot of paintings sure to BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE!!!! And remember you can OWN a Fifi Flowers painting too!



24 comments:

Karena said...

Hi Fifi, I think the first batch look delish!! I adore macaroons.

Karena
Art by Karena

The Happy Homemaker said...

I wish I could help you...Sadly,I'm much better at eating yummy things than making them...but your pink ones look to have turned out quite nicely:)

Joanna said...

I love the frothy pink color of the first batch. They look scrumptious!

Sandrine said...

Bonjour Fifi,
There is a french blog called Mercotte that gives the recipe in english I think, and you will learn that there is the french way and the italian one
bonne chance
Sandrine

le banc moussu said...

What is wrong is you don't have there the so lovely Paris atmosphere.
Try again but make so tasty NYC cheesecakes (laughs!!....)
Hugs from Paris. I'm right now eating a gorgeous french macaroon with my breakfast ( NO No not a camembert with a baguette!)
Hope you don't hate me, it' just a joke.
Chrisian

siromade08 said...

Hi Fifi, first time to visit your site...It's nice to be here, very interesting blog.

I love eating macarons, thanks for sharing, it's nice trying the blue color one.

I'll follow you now.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh my! How lovely!

Suburban Princess said...

Google tutorials - I am sure I saw one recently - but I cant remember where :O( Try the blogs Bake at 350 or The Decorated Cookie - I think they might have some tips there too!

Blondie's Journal said...

I am not a backer whatsoever, so I can't help. Good effort though. The store bought look delish! ;-)

xoxo
Jane

gengen said...

Oh my that is delicious...happy blue Monday.

Terri and Bob said...

Whether there are feet or not, those look good to me.

Our sweet Bustopher passed away (my cat) and I was wondering if you do pet portraits.... cost.... time?

Let me know!

alice said...

Feet or no feet, these are so cute and I'm sure delicious! I'm working up the ambition to TRY this myself, though I'm sure I won't even get nearly as pretty a result as you got! Good thing Trader Joes is 10 minutes away if all else fails :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

My Friend J here makes them and she said its in the whipping of the egg white to a certain glossy stiffness and letting the eggs age a bit before beating. So there is a secret to getting them just so. I will get the exact words from her & her recipe for you and pass it on. They got feet & looked just like them and were scrumptious.

SmilingSally said...

Macaroons in any color should taste good, Fifi. That teal is a pretty shade of blue; I'm sorry that they didn't turn out well. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

The Stylish House said...

Bonjour,
I’m longing to take a jaunt to the Paris Flea Market, but since that isn’t possible I decided to visit and get my Parisian fix a la Fifi! I’m sure Julia Childs could work her magic on those maroons, but for those of us less culinary inclined (such as me) the box variety will do nicely.
Au revoir,
Cathy

arlee bird said...

You blog prolifically as well as eclectically. Your blog seems well suited to a challenge we have going in April.

I’d like to invite you and your readers to join us in a blogging challenge for the month of April. Check it out at Blogging From A to Z

Would you care to join us?--looks like you would have a whole lot to contribute.

Lee

Trouvais said...

Ahh...the Trader Joes Macaroons (could you start with them and "paint" the outside?). Has the weather been wet? Sometimes meringue has issues with rainy weather. Use powdered egg whites? Very successful using it to make little meringue mushrooms. C'est dommage. But at least the filling was good! Trish

ashlina said...

please come to my house and make those for me. they look yummy!!!!

xo

Renae said...

Fifi...I just had to giggle a wee bit....I have definitely had those moments! I have never tried to make macaroons. They are yummy though!
xoxo

arlee bird said...

I've added myself as a follower to your blog so I can keep track of your posts for the A to Z Blog Challenge. I put a link to your site on the list of participants on my sidebar.
Lee

Jessica said...

I've been wanting to make macaroons. Mine will probably be a disaster though!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fifi, don't feel bad, macaroons are notoriously difficult to make!

Tinsie said...

I think macarons are one of these things that are worth going to the shops for! You just can't compete with Laduree :-)

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I was reading this blog and found this m.roon recipe I want to try and it uses almond flour: http://mymodernvintagewedding.blogspot.com/2009/05/busy-weekend-part-ii-macarons.html
I wonder if it will work for me?

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