Friday, September 4, 2009
Pistachio Almond French Macarons
Hello Sweet Readers!
I hope you are enjoying the start to a very enjoyable holiday weekend! May it be blessed!
After my last successful bake of the vanilla bean macarons, I have been dying to make more. They beckoned me, I'm telling you! So I gave this recipe a shot. I got it online somewhere..it has both pistachios and almonds that are ground fine for the cookie and the filling is a yummy pistachio buttercream.
The verdict? Well, the cookies didn't set up very well and spread out like the dickens (whatever that really means, I have no idea! :) They came out way to thin and and rather flat, without the famous "foot", but they tasted really great! The flavor was very bold. I think it was because I used roasted pistachios (and yes, I shelled every single one) instead of raw ones. The buttercream was rather thick, but fantastic.
I guess it is just hard to master perfect technique on these when you are trying different recipes. I think I may stick with the Bouchon recipe and then modify it. Why fix what isn't broken, after all.
Incidentally, I had one of these for breakfast before working out. I'm thinking that it was a great pre-workout breakfast since it has tons of protein from the egg whites and the nuts. So there is a "little" fat thrown in. Does it really harm me that much? What do you think?
I also have my "blogoversary" in a few days. What should I do? I can't believe it's already been a year since I've been blogging..Hmm..maybe a giveaway? We shall see...
Have a great weekend!