Do you say macaron or macaroon? I have to admit, before embarking on a macaron making course last year, I was very much in the macaroon camp. However, I now 'get' the difference, macaron are the delicate, beautiful jewelled coloured meringue-style shells filled with all sorts of gorgeous tasting fillings while macaroons are the fun, coconut tasting biscuits we ate as children. That said, they are both thoroughly delicious in their own way!
Below is a picture guide of how we make the macaron which we serve with our Luxury Cotswold Tea Menu.
The trickiest part of making macaron is getting everything mixed in at the right consistency and making sure you have no air bubbles in your finished shell. The beauty of them is that each mix makes about 70-80 shells and the finished shells (unfilled) freeze amazingly well and defrost incredibly quickly so you've always got some on hand to impress visitors!