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Old 04-17-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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Macaroons

My first attempt at macaroons, I wanted to try them as they don't use flour and so are gluten free.

The filling was lovely too - mascarpone with a little icing sugar and fresh raspberry puree so it wasnt too sweet.

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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@ Gravy Queen,

Very vanguardista ! These are showing up in bakeries all over the Madrid Capital, in thousands of rainbow color combinations. Lovely Lovely and thanks for posting.

Please note: language wise, we have so many false friends dwelling in the translation from Latin langs to English ... Macaroons are coconut pasty palm size pastries ... and these Mascarpone sandwich cookies, I believe are Macarons in English and French --- I have to check, and if incorrect I shall send another note asap.

SEE MY POST TRANSLATING BELOW IN ALL THE LATIN LANGS.

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:23 AM   #3
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@ Gravy Queen,

Language Issue Solved:

In English: Macaroon = a pastry cookie made with coconut
In English and French: Macaron = made with almond - sandwich cookie
In French: Gâteau = made with almond
In Italian: amaretto = Macaron sandwich cookie made with almond
In Spanish: Macarrón = Macaron sandwich cookie made with almond

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #4
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Thank you Margi. Yes I would know these as french macarons. Like you say, they are very popular right now and such pretty colours available (must master the art of the colours!). The recipe I used did refer to them as macaroons which I would think of as flat and coconutty.

Vive Le Macaron!
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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How about posting the recipe for the cookies?
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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@ Gravy Queen: Thanks for your note.

Gravy Queen,

Macarons would be the correct culinary term for the sandwich filled cookie shown in your lovely photo.

I receive media relations on uncountable gastronomic topics, and I had received a whole selection of flavors on these macarons ... I shall post it for you ...

Yes, I agree with Tax Lady: would you be so kind to post a quick recipe as they truly are gorgeous ! ( when time permits )

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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Yes, certainly I will !
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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Gravy Queen: Macarones - www.wikipedia.com

Gravy Queen,

The wikipedia.com under Macarones has a stunner set of rainbow colors and beyond and De Medici´s Italian Chef who invented the Macaron.

The macaroon, has a separate page in the wikipedia.

The lime green is green tea, the coral is stunning, the salmon color is also lovely, the mocha with chocolate ... All very nice ...

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Thank you Margi. Yes I would know these as french macarons. Like you say, they are very popular right now and such pretty colours available (must master the art of the colours!). The recipe I used did refer to them as macaroons which I would think of as flat and coconutty.

Vive Le Macaron!
The best place to learn about coloring foods is the Wilton site. How To Color Icing They have the best gels for coloring foods and are food safe. I use them all the time.
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Splendid job Gravitas and presented with cutting edge flair
I think they would look fabbo with the addition of a fresh raspberry sitting on the top
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