Like a majority of the country Delaware is in the middle of a frigid spell right now! As I write this it is 14 degrees and the forecast says it’s going to get colder as the week goes on. I’m sitting here wearing a silk camisole, a merino wool mock turtleneck, a long sleeve t-shirt and a cashmere pullover. Both sweaters are over 30 years old and have served me well. They are also the warmest things I own. I also am wearing fleece pants and wool socks. And still I am so cold!! I hate the cold weather! I grew up in Maine and lived several years in Minnesota and Wisconsin so I should be used to it but I’m not! Today my inclination was to huddle under a blanket with a book or watch some television. The Rose Parade was on so I opted for a little television and a warm blanket.
I can only seem to lay still for a short time so I decided I needed to get on my feet and get moving. Baking is considered an aerobic sport in my world and would get me moving enough to warm up. I wanted to bake something that is fun and Macarons fit the bill! I wasn’t really happy with my old chocolate macaron recipe. I decided today was the day to play around with a new recipe. I am really happy with how the new recipe turned out and I hope that you will like them as well.
If this is your first time making macarons please read this post with helpful tips. I also did a small video showing you how I mix them. In my opinion it is the process of mixing them (macaronage) that is the most crucial part of making macarons. Once you have the technique down you will be whipping them up at the drop of a hat!
I am posting this picture to show you what a 13 year old budding baker can do. I am so impressed and think you will be too! Great job Lindsay!!