Mad about Macarons!

Make Macarons Like the French

By Jill Colona

Format: Hardback

Even beginners can make perfect Parisian macarons at home with the concise, clear steps in Mad about Macarons!

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The Parisian Macaron (or Macaroon) is the stylishly light French confection tipped to be the new cupcake and finally hitting the glossies outside France. The art of making macarons is highly respected in France, as it requires precision and technique to create its delicate airy meringue-based shell with a moist centre of fragrant custard cream or chocolate ganache. Macarons can be a challenge for the beginner, but the process is made much easier and fun in this colourful new book from Jill Colonna. She guides you precisely through each step in making perfect Parisian macarons and explains simply and clearly her secrets so you can also make macarons like the French. Starting with classic macaron flavours such as rose, pistachio, chocolate, lemon and vanilla, she then encourages you to be creative with her inspiring chocolate combinations such as pistachio-wasabi and others with a Scottish twist. Dazzle guests with macarons as a basis for chic desserts. Or amaze them with Jill's latest creation of the lightest, sugar-reduced, hot and spicy Tikka Mac'sala or Thai green curry macarons which are sensational either before or during dinner. Suggested wines and speciality teas are suggested for each macaron recipe, along with presentation ideas for weddings, children's parties, gifts plus many other tips. (You will discover that making Parisian macarons can be the most gratifying and addictive of life's little luxuries to make at home yourself.)

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Format Hardback
Imprint Waverley Books
Publication Date 30 Jul 2010
ISBN 9781849340410
Number of Pages 124

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A bubbly woman came up to me at the end of a recent meet-up here in Paris with a bag of homemade macarons and a book, which she just published, on the same subject. In the bag were the most lovely little macarons I've seen in all of Paris, even in the fancy places that churn out a gazillion of these cookies annually. Macarons have gone rogue, leaving the confines of Paris and spreading across the globe. Mad About Macarons! by Jill Colonna is lavishly photographed with lots of clear steps of the process of how to make classic macarons as well as interesting and unusual variations (curry, chocolate-beet, and pistachio-wasabi to name a few). If you like macarons, it's likely you'll love this book.

Masterchef-junkies bewildered by all that messing about with macaroons in the last series - les macarons having replaced the cupcake as the must-have dessert de nos jours - can learn how to do it right in Jill Colonna's Mad about Macarons! The macaron, to distinguish it from the more brutal macaroon, is a "delicate, airy, meringue-based shell with a moist centre of fragrant custard cream which, being flavoured with raspberry, pistachio or vanilla, is the stuff of Parisian dreams.”

Stylish and fun, this colourful book contains 37 tried-and-tested macaron recipes plus well over a hundred mouth-watering photos.' Baking today. 'a work of meringue-sandwiched brilliance.

At last a dedicated Macaron book where the recipes actually work.This book not only provides a range of inspiring flavours to try and suggestions on service, but has a faultless basic recipe that is easy to follow and explains the secret method of macronnage. Follow the timings and you won't go wrong

It's likely you'll love this book!

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