I love macarons! They are gluten free, yummy, come in tons of varieties, and are just plain gorgeous. Last year when I was in NYC, I made sure to stop at Bouchon Bakery and sample several.
(Below is a picture of my friend Kathleeen showing off her seamstress work on her dress while holding some lovely macarons.)
However, if you’ve ever purchased macarons, then you know they’re not cheap!
Laduree, perhaps the most famous macaron makers, are also the most expensive. (FYI, they recently opened a store on Madison Ave in NYC.) One macaron will set you back at least $5.
So if macarons are so delicious but so expensive, why don’t we just do what we always do? Mmmmm hmmmm. Let’s DIY some macarons!
I have rounded up some of the best macaron recipes for us to try. Now I hear that macarons can be fussy and difficult to make, but these ladies make it look easy! I’m hoping that with all of these great tutorials, I will be able to whip up a batch for Christmas.
Sparkly Vanilla Beach Macarons by Kevin and Amanda. Amanda offers lots of fantastic tips for macaron making and man does she ever make it look easy! A food scale is necessary in perfecting measurements for this recipe.
Assorted and Colorful Macarons for Christmas by Gourmet Baking. Bertha supplies a fantastic basic recipe and then gives several detailed recipes for delicious fillings.
How to Make Macarons by Eat. Live. Travel. Write. She offers some great step by step photos and shares some other links to recipes she has tried.