My “How to Make Macarons” post is one of the first posts I wrote for Food Nouveau and its popularity has been growing ever since.
I created this page to gather everything I published about macarons. This finicky dessert can be done in a home kitchen, and you don’t even have to be an expert baker. With method and patience, you’ll go a long way. And with the following resources, you’ll succeed!
- A helpful complement: A Macaron Troubleshooting Guide: Useful Tips and Advice to Master the French Delicacy
- VIDEO CLASS: How to Make French Macarons
- Strawberry and Rhubarb Macarons
- Lemon Mascarpone Macarons
- Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Macarons
- Dark Chocolate Ganache Macarons
- Pistachio Macarons
- Maple and Pecan Macarons
- Clementine Macarons, with two filling options: Clementine Jelly, or Clementine Buttercream
- Lime and Basil Macarons, inspired by Pierre Hermé
- Chocolate-Chestnut Macarons
- Yuzu & Ginger Macarons
- More recipe ideas
- Inspiration: Giving Macarons to Say Thank You
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New! I’m a teacher for French pastry-making over on Skillshare.com and I have a fun and easy-to-follow video class about French macarons I think you’ll love:
I designed my Skillshare class both for novice bakers who want to learn new skills, and for experienced bakers who are seeking to master a new and impressive dessert. The class is divided into 15 short videos that will show you the essential equipment you need, the important steps to follow, the techniques to master, and the potential pitfalls to avoid. You can watch the videos on your own time, start practicing, share with other budding macaron makers, and ask me questions if you encounter difficulties along the way.
I’m confident that this video class will enable you to create perfect macarons. Watch Now!
- Stand mixer, or hand mixer
- Food processor
- Kitchen scale
- Stainless steel mixing bowls, or glass mixing bowls
- Silicon spatula
- 18-inch disposable pastry bags
- Round 1/2-inch pastry tip
- Half sheet pans, preferably aluminum
- Parchment paper
- Gel food coloring
- Small icing knife
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- Pierre Hermé Macarons: The Ultimate Recipes from the Master Pâtissier: THE macaron bible. Mr. Hermé uses the Italian meringue method for making macarons, but the books still provides endless inspiration as well as great insight into his process.
- Les Petits Macarons: Colorful French Confections to Make at Home, by Kathryn Gordon and Anne E. McBride: A well-rated and beautiful book with lots of great recipes, including many for savory macarons.
- Mad About Macarons!: Make Macarons Like the French, by Jill Colonna: An excellent, no-nonsense book with lots of great tips and recipe variations.
- I Heart Macarons, by Hisako Ogita: This is the cutest of all macaron books, but unfortunately, it has been a bit lost in translation. Originally published in Japanese, instructions in English are incomplete and often lead to failure. It is a beautiful book though, and it provides good ideas for creating your own flavor combinations.
- Macarons: Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Café, by Cecile Cannone: A nice and straightforward book, covering all the basics.
- The Patisseries of Paris: Chocolatiers, Tea Salons, Ice Cream Parlors, and more, by Jamie Cahill: A tour of Paris pâtisseries, by arrondissement. You’ll see macarons and many more delicious things in there. Beautiful mouthwatering photographs.
- Laduree: The Sweet Recipes, by Philippe Andrieu: A must-have book containing recipes for many classic from the chic Parisian institution, including macarons.