March 20, 2010
Happy Macaron Day!
A few weeks ago, I found out from a little bird that March 20th is Macaron Day. So to celebrate, I figured I'll try making some macarons again. I just recently found out about MacTweets blog dedicated to the macaron and wanted to join their monthly round-up. I had planned on making macarons last weekend but my husband, Mr. Feijoada, made plans for our kitchen, too! He decided to make ketchup from tomatoes he got a great deal on from the farmer's market. So I got kicked out of our small kitchen and never made the round-up deadline.
I was still determined to make them but this week flew by so quickly! I finally had time to bake macarons yesterday. I went to bed a happy girl because their feet decided to show this time. YAY!
I made the macaron shells plain and filled them with White Chocolate Blood Orange Ganache by yesterday afternoon. Please visit the MacTweets blog for their helpful resources; I used Helen's (of Tartlette) Basic French Meringue Macaron recipe found in her tutorial (same one featured in Desserts magazine). For the filling, I adapted her White Chocolate Raspberry Ganache and substituted the raspberry jam for some homemade Blood Orange Marmalade my husband made last year. I guess good things can come up from being kicked out of the kitchen. :P
Just a note: I found a Calamansi tree! That's the one behind the macarons in the picture above. I see Calamansi Macarons in the future, I can't wait! :)