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Making Macarons: What Recipes Don't Tell You

A straight to the point and focused book providing recommendations, tips and hints into what it takes to make the perfect macarons.

eBook: Making Macarons: What Recipes Don't Tell You.

Authors: Julia C. and Tania C.
Genre: Cooking, Reference
Published: February 01 2012

Price: US$5.99

A macaron recipe is only as perfect as the home baker’s understanding of the many other important factors that affect the success of making the perfect macaron. This book is a straight to the point and focused book that provides information on what it takes to make the perfect batch of macarons.

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Description

The book covers the key factors that affect macaron making success: technique, baking environment and the oven. The book provides recommendations, ideal environmental conditions, helpful tips, troubleshooting information and photos from the authors' macaron trials to help others conquer the temperamental French pastry. With this book (and your favourite macaron recipe), learn and troubleshoot towards producing the perfect batch of macarons every time.

Areas covered include:

  • The importance of using the right egg whites
  • Correct whipping technique
  • Egg whites and aging them
  • Macaronnage and mixing techniques
  • The importance of applying the correct technique during whipping of the meringue and macaronnage stages
  • Macaron colouring techniques
  • Ideal temperature and humidity levels for macarons
  • Effects environmental conditions have on macarons
  • Oven settings, set-up and recommendations

The book also includes a troubleshoot section covering common problems in macaron making. Full colour photos accompany the cause(s) and their solution(s). Below is a selection of what we cover in the book:

  • No feet
  • Low feet
  • Splattered feet
  • Collapsed feet
  • Air pockets
  • Lopsidedness
  • Hollow shells
  • Sticky bottoms
  • Rough and thick shells