Chocolate, Cinnamon and Honey Macarons, the Italian Way

“If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.” Leigh Hunt Macarons can be made following the French, the Swiss and the Italian Meringue method. Some bakers swear to one, some to the other. Originally fancied in boulangerie of Paris, it has now gained so much popularity all […]

Preparing the Reindeers for a Night of Hard Work with Pecan-Chocolate Macarons

“The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, Gave the lustre of midday to objects below, When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.” Clement Moore, The Night Before Christmas  The story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” originates  from Montgomery Ward, the Chicago-based retail and catalog company. Searching for […]

Walnut Macarons with Dairy-Free Mocha Filling

“I still feel that French cooking is the most important in the world, one of the few that has rules. If you follow the rules, you can do pretty well.” Julia Child I, however feel, that the truly good professional (in all other disciplines as well as baking) is the one who learns all the basics, […]