Went for Rohani Jelani’s class using a gift voucher given by friend, macaron have always fascinates me and it is THE dessert that i wish i could make and it is also the one recipe which i will not want to venture in on my own, it just looks so impeccably fine and delicate. Heard of the famous macaron from France’s Pierre Herme’s store and upscaled bakery store in Paris called Lauduree, finally putting my hands on macaron making. Before this day, i only had macaron once, i think bought from Delicious in 1 Utama, and have never thought of making them because it just seems to far out of my league. With the experienced and cool chef like Rohani, i managed to make one batch successfully, smooth top, and with “foot”
Above is kitchen in Bayan Indah
dining hall next to kitchen
another view of dining hall
right: fish pond
Rohani let us eat macaron before we even made them, these above she made previous day. They are coffee and green tea(foreground); plain and orange(background)
ingredients needed for making macaron are all weight exactly and layed out for us.
Left: fold in the almond+icing sugar into beaten egg white.
Right: put into piping bag
I made pistachio flavor macaron with ginger buttercream
Left: almond meal + grounded pistachio mixed with beaten egg white
Right: into piping bag
My tray of piped pistachio macaron
coffee macaron made by others
Left: boiling sugar syrup
Right: sugar syrup boiling hard
Left: egg yolk for making buttercream
Right: pour boiling sugar syrup in a slow and steady stream
Finished basic butter cream, there is loads of butter going into this, it doesn’t taste like butter however, just taste deliciously creamy and nice, I didn’t even know i had down 4 macarons with loads of butter in it during tasting time… hahaha, they are just delicious, maybe a little too sweet, however this is how macaron suppose to be: sweet and very colorful, the sweetness can’t be help as it need sugar to hold its structure… making macaron is like science, everything must be exact and precise.
Left: My tray all baked within 14 minutes
Right: all easy lifted up from baking sheet, they don’t stick
Closed up, the have nice foot, perhaps next time should have thicker ones and have higher “feet”… hehe…
Basic butter cream, mix the minced ginger into it
Finished product: ginger buttercream filled pistachio macaron, so pretty!
Some other people making coffee macaron with luscious vanilla buttercream, with speckles of real vanilla beans
Cute as a button rose water flavor macaron filled with lychee buttercream and chocolate ones filled with orange buttercream
Left: my take home pack
Right: yummy nyonya styled fish with nasi dagang provided for us
Macaron is not an easy thing to make, it is more than meet the eye recipe, and weighing each ingredients accurately, most importantly the techniques which is best learnt thru hands on experience.
Some references on making macaron:
Not Derby Pie
La Tartine Gourmande
Veronica’s Test Kitchen experiment on macaron and caramel fleur de sel macaron at Kitchen Musings
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