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I made about a bazillion macarons yesterday. My tummy is full of them since I ate them for breakfast {it was oatmeal vs. macarons–an easy decision.} I used this recipe but tried making different flavors. The lemon came out the best tasting, all I did was add some lemon zest and food coloring to the batter. If you try it yourself be sure to leave out the cookies for an hour or so before you bake them so they can form a skin. On a side note these bowls were another thrift store find. They had forty but I only bought eight. I got them last week at this thrift store in Berkeley. {They are probably still there if you hurry.}

One more happy thing: one of my best friends, Michelle had a sweet baby girl last night–I’m so excited, I think I’ll go have another macaron.

  1. Amy

    April 16, 2009

    I love macarons, but have never tried making them. These look perfect!

  2. saddleshoos

    April 16, 2009

    WOW. color me impressed. Beautiful. Eat your heart out La Durée!

  3. Sarah S

    April 16, 2009

    I just have never really understood folks love of macaroons… did you have them as a kid?

  4. Jennifer

    April 16, 2009

    Maybe you could ship the extras to loyal readers. hehe

  5. jordan

    April 16, 2009

    Sarah S: Have you ever tried them? They are just so delicious.

  6. jane

    April 16, 2009

    wow. pretty (and glad to hear they taste great too)

  7. liz stanley

    April 16, 2009

    wow, those look amazing, how is the taste comparable to ones you’ve bought?

  8. MrsEm

    April 16, 2009

    You’re insane! These are too gorgeous. How did manage to make them – through all those delicate steps – without having a panic attack?

  9. Kate

    April 16, 2009

    Those macarons look awesome but the bowls are killing me! They are just beautiful.

  10. Laura.

    April 16, 2009

    these look amazing–i feel like macarons have been everywhere lately and i am salivating all over my computer. and i agree with kate, the bowls are gorgeous.

  11. Jolie Morgan Musick

    April 16, 2009

    I love that coral/salmon color!

  12. Allegra

    April 16, 2009

    Love the bowls and I am uber jealous you live so close to that store. Can’t you just see blue roses in those bowls now? 🙂 (or not 🙂

  13. Kellyry

    April 16, 2009

    Those bowls are a great find!

  14. jordan

    April 16, 2009

    Liz: They taste just like the ones from the store.

  15. robin k

    April 16, 2009

    I want to make these with you sometime…

  16. ninfa

    April 16, 2009

    so beautiful!

  17. Truly Smitten

    April 16, 2009

    Wow! you made them so perfectly! i love ’em

  18. Michelle

    April 16, 2009

    Wow, this is my first time at your blog and the macaroon pictures have me hooked. The macaroons look like perfection and I love the bowls and the photography. Where do I sign up? 🙂

  19. Stacey

    April 16, 2009

    Those bowls were a fantastic find! The macaroons look sweet and delicious piled inside.

  20. ohbrooke

    April 16, 2009

    I’m seriously tempted to drive to Berkeley. SO cute.

  21. jennifer

    April 17, 2009

    I can’t believe you made those, jordan! So impressed. Watch out, laduree!

  22. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009

    Did you grind the almonds yourself? or did you get them already ground?

  23. Angie

    April 17, 2009

    The Splendid Table on NPR did a story on french macaroons just recently-a lovely listen for a macaroon lover.

  24. Karen

    April 17, 2009

    I’ve tried to make macarons at home, and it’s super difficult! Only two of four attempts have they turned out. Yours are so pretty and perfect! Well done.

  25. Anne

    April 17, 2009

    I have used that recipe too, yummy!
    Yours look gorgeous!

    Question: How did you get the pink so pink? I used red food coloring last time and it turned out like a pale peach when I wanted vibrant pink.

  26. Esthre (Babyccino)

    April 17, 2009

    Why do I count 10 bowls??
    Everything looks beautiful – and yummy!
    xxx Esther

  27. Jen G.

    April 17, 2009

    I’m going to attempt these this weekend – How did you make them lemon? Was it just for the filling? I’ve never had them before or made them but I keep seeing them everywhere and have to give it a shot!! Finger’s crossed!!

  28. amberlee

    April 19, 2009

    I’ve gathered up my courage and am going to try these tomorrow, hopefully to have some for a baby shower this week. You and the comments from your last post have given me hope. Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. jen jafarzadeh

    May 3, 2009

    these look way over my baking newbie’s head, but too pretty not to try.

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