Thursday, September 10, 2009

Playing with strawberries

Yup I actually made homemade strawberry jam for this one. It was really easy and the fresh natural red color, oh so mesmerizing! A great start for Spring actually here in Melbourne. Too bad the shells were baked in too hot temperature as a result of fixing the oven as I just moved house and it takes a while to adjust the temperature. Not all ovens are made equal, and 150C in my old oven is way too cool for my new oven so I had to upped it to 170C. Turned out that was too hot, so the magic number is 165C. Gosh even a slight difference makes a whole lot of defect!

The pistachio filling has a nutty texture mixed in the cream, quite similar to Ladurée's pistache macaron. The first bite is a sweet-nutty flavor, then the second bite (small bites indeed) you're surprised with a citrussy strawberry flavor stuck in the centre.

The great Pierre Hermé's pistache cherie macaron, with a thick smooth layer of pistachio (and I'm guessing white chocolate, or else it would not be so smooth) and a dollop of what looks like a half of cherry stuck in the middle. What a great visual colour, with the dark cherry red against the soft lime green. He is just a genius.



3 comments:

Elly + Yin said...

They still look good no matter what temperature you've used. You are such a perfectionist & d results certainly show the artistic, creative side of you! From fashion to this...YOU are truly an artist! =)eLLy*

Lady Macaron said...

oh you're too kind el! thank you for the super-energising words to start my morning duel!

Lady Macaron said...

oh you're too kind el! thank you for the super-energising words to start my morning duel!

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