Tuesday, July 22, 2014

summer sun macarons

hi guys!
i got a repeat for you in case you missed it over here on Jenny's Bloom Design blog when i guest posted on July 7th-here goes!

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we are officially in mid-summer status. 
the sun is beaming, the kids are sweating, and the moms are beating their heads trying to find ways to entertain the kids. 

well this post is not about entertaining, 
but it is about treats. 
summer treats! yahoo!

hey wait, i guess this falls into the entertaining category eh?
i know i know. macarons you say?
but what about the scale thing? and the egg temperature thing? and the almond flour coarseness thing? and the i didn't let a shell form on them before i baked them thing? 
and the...and the...and the...
whoa!
all these things are what i was afraid of as well when i first started on my macaron adventure. 
but i just followed martha's recipe to a T and i mean
TO. A. T.
that did not have a scale involved or a specialty almond flour or anything special really, as surprising as that may seem for martha, but it really does work, at least for me.

so i made these:
i used the same lemon filling that i made when i made my mommy macarons last year cuz 
mmmmmmm if that's enough reason for ya.

i had some batter left over so i made 4 circle ones er...somewhat circle ones and then decorated them with a food marker.
and i decorated my suns too.
can i tell you how easy it is to use food markers on these?
my markers never behaved as well as they do when you draw on macarons!
and it doesn't matter what brand you use cuz i have a bunch of different kinds and they all work the best on macarons. (take it from someone who has tried to draw on fudge, candy melts, marshmallows and well, you get the picture). but if you must know, i used americolor brand for these.

here are some more suns.


now if you notice, because i haphazardly on purpose made the rays different on each cookie, 
the rays do not match up. i did that on purpose so the macaron would have a 3-d effect of their rays.
is that enough sun for you?
imagine if we had no sun...
oh what a sad day that would be!

but sometimes the sun does this too, 
where it's kinda too much sun.
whoa nellie!
grab your sunglasses!
there ya go.
summer sun. just right.

here's to sunny days throughout the year :)