Almonds, egg whites, sugar, and magic! The Parisian macaron we know today is a symphony of sweet delight with endless possibilities. Now you can learn to make these delectable treats right in your own kitchen! Macaron Magic guides you through the essential steps for making the perfect macaron. It teaches you how to control three key elements—temperature, moisture, and viscosity—to produce the perfect result every time. The book also introduces the important concept of "quasi-meringue" in the most crucial step of macaron making. From there, it takes you on an adventure to explore the most delicious macarons, from your favorite happy hour special to an exotic tropical paradise, from the land of coffee and tea to the morning bazaar, from an array of nutty transformations to a sweet-and-savory wonderland, with the final chapter dedicated to holiday celebrations. Macaron Magic includes more than forty recipes ranging from timeless classics such as raspberry, espresso, and rose to innovative creations such as maple bacon, margarita, Guinness caramel, green pea & wasabi, cashew, and bitter almond & amaretto, from exotic flavors of acai, coconut & lemongrass, jasmine tea, and fig & saffron to spectacular showpieces for Valentine's Day, Fourth of July, and Christmas.
ISBN: 978-0-9837764-0-6 (116 pages, 8.5" x 8.5")
1. BASIC TECHNIQUES
2. HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL
3. LOST IN PARADISE
4. NUTS ABOUT MACARONS!
5. MORNING BAZAAR
6. I LOVE COFFEE, I LOVE TEA
7. WOW, LOOK AT THOSE LITTLE HAMBURGERS!
8. HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!
Macaron Magic 2: Individual Desserts and ShowpiecesAlmonds, sugar, egg whites, and magic! Encore! In this second installment of Macaron Magic, we explore the tantalizing world of individual desserts and showpieces for macarons. Inspired by seasonal color palettes and ingredients, Macaron Magic 2 presents twelve innovative creations of macaron desserts, including pineapple and ibérico ham, Meyer lemon and hazelnut, white peach and white chocolate, walnut, fig, and chocolate, and more. The book also includes instructions on how to construct four dazzling showpieces and a bonus chapter on advanced techniques for creating stunning chocolate and pulled sugar decorations. Macaron Magic 2 introduces techniques for creating professional-quality macaron desserts and showpieces as well as advanced decorating methods to maximize the visual impact of these edible works of art. Recipes are accompanied by step-by-step photographs to demonstrate procedures, construction diagrams to offer quick assembly references, and photographs of finished works to provide inspiration.
ISBN: 978-0-9837764-2-0 (104 pages, 8.5" x 8.5")
5. BASIC RECIPES
6. DECORATING TECHNIQUES