Pierre Herme Macarons Pdf 51 _VERIFIED_
I split one batch into two parts and replaced 5g of powdered sugar with 5g Dutch processed cocoa powder. The macarons came out with smooth tops and feet, but did not form smooth bottoms. The bottoms were sunken in a little and really moist. Do you have any idea why that happened?The other half of the same batch without cocoa powder turned out perfectly.
pierre herme macarons pdf 51
I just want to tell you thank you for this post! I had tried multiple times to make macarons and have failed, it was really discouraging. I found your post on Pinterest and I followed your instruction step by step and finally made perfect macarons! I am making some as we speak! Thank you again so much for giving me such a great experience!
Hi Myriam,Yes, extract and essence are just different names for the same thing. You can add more than one thing, but you need to be careful not to change the consistency of the batter too much. If you are using liquid extract/essence, you should use powder colouring. Let me know how your macarons turn out ?
The main problem with thick batter is that when you tap the cookie sheet before letting it set, the bubbles will rise to the surface but not pop, forcing you to have to lance them halfway through the setting time (when they finally become visible). I ended up with more than my share of macarons with unsightly bumps before I figured out that they were air pockets that expanded in the heat of the oven.
Hi,I have tried doing macarons in the french meringue and Italian one, which is basically your recipe.I have failed in all french meringue method and did a great job with your recipe, however i guess i still get messed up with folding the whole batter. few patches were amazing and others were like a cookie shaped, or so runny.I heard counting the folds usually help up to 36-40 folds, and some say 50-60 folds, im sure it depends on the quantity, so for your recipe did you try counting the folds until perfect batter?
i have made meringue with the traditional french method before when making pie topping and poplova without any problem. i get the impression that means ill do ok with these. macarons seem much more finicky. looking forward to making these for my family. ill let you know how it goes.
I too have used the aged and fresh agg whites, and I cannot believe you find no difference. The feet I get on my macarons with aged whites of 2 days is incredible. They are usually higher than the dome. (I use the French method.)
It is also Macaron Day in France. Yeah! Four years ago renowned pastry chef Pierre Herme collaborated with other pastry chefs in Paris to create Le Jour Du Macaron to raise money for charity. All you have to do is hop into one of the participating locations in France and other European countries to receive 4 free macarons and leave a donation in a charity designated box.
This year, I went for a more subtle and Springy feel thinking about his adorable daughters and their love for all things pink or purple. Because he lives in the violet city of Toulouse, I found it fitting to use the violet pearl sugar they sent me both outside and inside the macarons.
For the macarons shells:90 gr egg whites (about 3)30 gr granulated sugar200 gr powdered sugar110 gr almonds2 tablespoons crushed violet sugar or candied violet petals
Fill a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip (Ateco #807 or #809) with the batter and pipe small rounds (1.5 inches in diameter) onto parchment paper or silicone mats lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with the crushed sugar or violet petals. Preheat the oven to 280F. Let the macarons sit out for 30 minutes to an hour to harden their shells a bit and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on their size.
I think you must have read my mind as I have been thinking about macarons. These look absolutely too gorgeous to eat, love the sprinkles on top and the lovely pastel colors. As usual I am in awe of the photos.
Alliaon: I am not offended, I am 100% French so most of my testers mention that my recipes are a lot less sweet than expected. The only execption to the rules are for macarons. They are very sweet, which is why French people tend to eat them one at a time, unlike most American cookies.I think we had a confusion over the beating. The egg whites need to be stiff. I meant the folding of the egg whites into the almond mixture. That part can be overfolded rapidly too much which results in uneven macarons. Either no feet, or hollow, or uneven or cracked.Reducing the amount of powdered sugar by 50gr is not much so you still had plenty of structure to work with. It might differ on different days as macarons tend to be very affected by heat and humidity.Happy to hear you are happy!
Hi Morgana,It sounds to me like the batter as overfolded just a bit which collapses the feet or creates hollow shells.The time the macarons set out should not interfere with the shells only if you let them sit out longer than 45 minutes.Good luck on your next try!
Thank You Helen, I cannot tell you how appreciative I am for your assistance. I also discovered your article Demystifying Macarons and read that last night. This has shed a great deal of light on technique and the role various things play in the success or failure of the process. You should be writing a book on macarons. I find your instructions very easy to understand and viola success!
Hi!I'm really interested in making my own macarons. I haven't ever made any before, so I wanted to read your article Demystifying Macarons. I clicked on the link, but to read it I have to log in to Desserts Magazine. I don't have an account; is there any was to read it without having to log in?
I just wanted to tell you that after a failed batch of macarons, (not enough almond flour and confectioner's sugar added), I succeeded in making macarons. . .with feet and smooth tops! I'm also writing an article on making macarons, (just for my french class; I'm in the 8th grade), and I will finally be able to tell my French teacher that I know how to make macarons!