Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lavender & Ginger Macarons

My apology if I, once more time post macarons today. A few days a go I baked these cookies 3 days in a row. All together I baked 6 batches of macarons. As mentioned before {here} I failed baking these macarons last winter so these time I really enjoyed making them as they came out looking pretty. And I want so badly to give some of these macarons to Dr. Chang (Artery Specialist) and his staff. So here they are.

My husband 'Steven' loves the chocolate and the coffee flavored macarons very much. He begged me to get rid off these macarons as fast because he can't help himself to have these macarons every night knowing that they there. So tomorrow I must bring them over to Dr. Chang's office, before they are gone. I hope they will like them. Also I know a lady who loves these macarons very much so I am going to drop by at her house to give some to her as well.

Do you see  the soft interior with chocolate ganache filling and the crunchy skin?   I admit although they are delicious it is one of those things that you can only eat 2 at a time {may be 3}and you will not want to eat it again for a few days. Good thing is that it is good to freeze in a freezer for up to about 2 weeks. It tastes better as you freeze them but before eating you must leave them out in a room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes. tastes heavenly so good. 

Some people a little intimidated on making these macarons. The truth is they are very easy to make. I failed miserably 7 times before I got a perfect macaron first time I tried.


Lavender Macarons
Recipe (here) except put 2 tsp crushed lavender flowers on the meringue and a drop or two of violet food coloring.
Ginger Macarons
Recipe (here) except put 1-1/4 tsp ginger powder on the meringue.
Chocolate Ganache filling.
 ~ 5 oz. bittersweet baking chocolate chips
~ 1/4 cup milk 
~ 1/4 tbsp. butter
 Steam all ingredients together in a heat proof dish  until chocolate melted. Cool slightly.

Sandwich cookies together.

Happy Sunday Everyone! 

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  1. Absolutely beautiful they look amazing im actually in the middle of makeing some macarons im just waiting for the skin to form before I pop them in the oven. I would love it if you came over and shared this recipe at my linky party at
    Hugs aimee xxx

  2. Gorgeous cookies and a pretty color! They look lovely next to the flowers!

  3. Are you sure you don't work for Sweet Paul or something? Your photos are simply amazing!

  4. Gorgeous..absolutely gorgeous! Come link up to my linky party Centerpiece Wednesday and share your post.

  5. These look absolutely delicious, but too pretty to eat!!
    Thanks for linking up for WW :)


  6. These look amazing. Thanks for linking up

  7. Oh my these look amazing, love your beautiful pictures :)

  8. I love your photos here and these looks so yummy. Great photography, Ellya :D You have a new follower.

    Please share your macaroons at Pin It Monday Hop#3 Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). We are also giving away an IPAD Mini to one lucky reader. We'd love to have you in the hop. I hope to see you there :D


  9. Very elegant, and they look delicious too!

  10. These look so pretty, too pretty to eat! Thanks for linking up to Talkin' about Thursday party! I hope to see you this week!

  11. These are too beautiful to eat. You take the best pictures.

  12. wunderschöne dekoration, ich liebe diese zarten farben!!! das gebäck sieht sehr lecker aus!!! alles liebe von angie

  13. These look fabulous! I love French macarons and have been making them a lot lately too. I'll have to try your recipe. Beautiful photos!

  14. Hi Ellya,

    I'm coming over from Shabbilicious, and am looking foward to making these..Btw I really like how you did your banner on your blog.

  15. Hi Ellya, you are one of the top 10 Featured post in Pin it Monday Hop#3. Here's the Link: Top10 Features from Pin It Monday Hop#3/

  16. These are absolutely gorgeous- almost too beautiful to eat but the flavors sound amazing!

  17. Wow, these are amazing - and the photos are great!


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