Remember how I’m obsessed with Ladurée’s Parisian macarons? And how I totally failed last time I tried to make them? Well I couldn’t wait another minute for the French to arrive in NYC, so I try tried again and this time was much more successful!
I stopped searching around for tips and tricks and secret recipes and instead went with good old Martha Stew. And she really didn’t let me down! It wasn’t an easy process by any means, and it is definitely a two-person job, but when Puffy and I went slowly and really followed the recipe step by step (sounds like such an easy concept but I definitely improvise a lot when it comes to baking), we succeeded
They’re just too pretty and delicate to resist, and with some Nutella and raspberry jam filling, the were the perfect little Sunday afternoon treat. If you’re going to attempt these little buggers, my only advice is to dare not substitute. Make the extra trip for the almond flour and superfine sugar because it really does make a difference, and I think that’s where I went wrong the first time. Click here for Martha’s recipe.
Bon appetit mes amis!