Think Macarons are Difficult to Make? They’re easier than you think!
There is such mystique generated about making macarons and although the process must be followed exactly, Jill Colonna shows you how to make perfect macarons every time.
Six pages are devoted to easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions making the baking process straightforward. Though it requires time, attention to detail and careful measuring, there’s no need for some unnecessary rituals. There’s also no need for a sugar thermometer since we’re making French meringue, not Italian.
The macaron (not to be confused with the coconut macaroon) is such a versatile pâtisserie. Starting with classic flavours such as rose, pistachio, vanilla, lemon, coffee and chocolate, be creative with your own favourite macaron flavours. For example, start with a pistachio macaron, turn it into a pistachio-white chocolate-wasabi macaron and for dessert, serve it as a giant pistachio macaron base with strawberries & pistachio cream.
Savoury? Go mad with mini mad macs, serving with drinks or during dinner. A spicy Tikka Mac’Sala macaron can be a surprising aperitif with Champange or a Gin & Tonic and totally original if served to accompany a starter or amuse-bouche. Try a beetroot & horseradish macaron with creamy velouté soups or risottos – it’s a pure taste sensation!
There’s no end to what you can do with the macaron. The book is there to help you initially then with your savoir-faire, you can invent your own since now you have an empty canvas…
It’s easy to become mad about making macarons. It’s flattering and such an ego-boost when friends and family think you’ve bought them! So put these egg whites aside and discover just how satisfying these dainty Parisian treats are. Be inspired from the book…
Table of Contents
Mad About Macarons! Make Macarons Like the French contains 38 macaron recipes – including a nut-free quinoa macaron recipe – plus an annex containing recipe ideas for your left-over egg yolks. There is an illustrated step-by-step guide in 6 pages explaining the basic macaron recipe. The book is full of tips, well over 100 macaron photos and serving suggestions for teas, coffees and wines to complement your home-made macarons.
Video: How to Make Macarons
Watch Jill’s first live TV appearance on the Scottish Magazine show, The Hour, where she demonstrates how to make rose macarons
July 2012 – Mad About Macarons is now translated into Hungarian by T.bàlint Kiadò publishing
and is now available in all Hungarian bookshops.
Also available in Dutch from Good Cook Publishing
Now in its Second Edition!
Includes a troubleshooting section, a list of US-UK Terms and a list of ingredient stockists in the USA.