Candy Cap Mushroom Macarons

Candy Cap Mushroom Macarons

Oh my gosh, you guys. I can’t believe my experiment actually worked. I felt like a chemist in my kitchen yesterday afternoon. Sweet, reminiscent memories of high school and college chemistry classes… not. You know every now and then you have that dream or an idea that has never been done before, no reference to go off of (ie. Google has never even heard of it), so you’re a little nervous but do it anyway? That’s what I did here. And probably what most chemists in the past have done. All of those great discoveries came from experimentation so why not try it and see if it works? If you fail, pick yourself back up and try it again. Yeah!

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Mango Macarons with Coconut-Lime Buttercream

Mango Macarons with Lime Buttercream

Another macaron baking adventure! Yes, but this time I tried a twist on things. I decided I wanted to try a fruity and tangy Spring/Summertime themed combination, and start with mango as the base shell. For the filling, I originally thought lime would be the best, but then after pondering it further, mango and coconut go extremely well together also. I polled my Facebook group during the heat of the moment indecision making process that was going on in my kitchen to see what they thought. Coconut or lime?

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Pumpkin Spice Macarons

Have you ever wanted to make homemade macarons but were too intimidated to try? Don’t let all that here say about how difficult they are to make scare you. Honestly, sometimes I think people try to make things more complicated than they really are. In this case, making macarons definitely falls under that category. If you do enough research about them like I did (because I was afraid I would screw them up… see “10 Signs of a Bad Macaron” and “Parisian Macaron Crimes and Misdemeanors“), you’ll find several variations as to how to tackle them and the many things that can go wrong.

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