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Re: macarons
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2012, 09:27:08 am »
Ok another question. I've made Teninas lemon curd and it hasn't thickened enough to use to sandwiche these together, could I add another couple of egg yolks or some cornflour to thicken it up or should I just go with white chocolate ganache and raspberry jam.

I would add another egg  yolk and reheat. It will,thicken as it cools.

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Re: macarons
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2012, 11:09:09 pm »
Well I didn't end up eating any but they were a big hit. Once I've spent all that time cooking I rarely feel like trying what I've made, particularly with sweets. I think I could still improve as they didn't puff as much as the bought ones I've tried and the sample ones I ate when first made were a little chewier than the ones I've eaten before.

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Re: macarons
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2012, 11:14:45 pm »
Wow wonder, they look terrific.
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Re: macarons
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2012, 11:51:14 pm »
Wow wow wow wonder. Great effort. They look fantastic.

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Re: macarons
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2012, 06:40:01 am »
Well done, they really look professional.
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Re: macarons
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2012, 06:45:48 am »
Wow they looked fantastic.
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Re: macarons
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2012, 08:10:52 am »
Wonder these are just beautiful :)
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Re: macarons
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2012, 08:35:05 am »
One word...stunning! How did you get the perfect circles? Whoopie tray or circles from Internet?

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Re: macarons
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2012, 08:38:22 am »
Wonderful wonder, I think I would have found room to try one of the finished macarons though  ;)
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Re: macarons
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2012, 08:45:38 am »
Like everyone else said Wonder they do look fantastic. Well done. I'm yet to try making these :)
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Re: macarons
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2012, 11:11:50 am »
They were surprisingly easy to make, I used a template from the Internet to pipe the even circles. Thanks for all the complements.

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Re: macarons
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2012, 11:13:34 am »
Judy its not that I didn't have room, I actually didn't even get time for dinner that night, I'm really not a sweet tooth and I rarely eat things I spend a lot of time cooking - weird I know. I did have a few glasses of bubbly though!

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Re: macarons
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2012, 01:18:48 pm »
Wonder. if you don't eat them, shall I forward a delivery address for your next batch!?!?!?


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Re: macarons
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2012, 01:19:46 pm »
Glad you got your priorities right Wonder  ;)
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Re: macarons
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2012, 10:50:07 am »
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