THE FRENCH STYLE COOKIE WE CALL A PARISIAN MACARON, (BUT IN FRANCE IT REFERS TO ALL SORTS OF MACARONS), IS SPELLED WITH ONLY 1 "O", AND PRONOUNCED: "MAH-KAH-ROHN'. THEY ARE MADE WITH EGG WHITES, ALMOND FLOUR, AND POWDERED SUGAR.
THE AMERICAN MACAROON. PRONOUNCED 'MAH-KAH-ROON' REFERS MOST OFTEN TO COOKIES MADE WITH SWEETENED COCONUT, EGG WHITES AND SUGAR.
THEY ARE OFTEN DIPPED IN WHITE OR DARK CHOCOLATE.
WHAT SHOULD A MACARON
LOOK & TASTE LIKE?
*A SLIGHTLY SHINY, THIN SHELL WITH A SLIGHT CRUNCH THAT RESISTS TEETH FOR A SECOND WHEN YOU BITE INTO IT.
*A PROPORTIONAL, NARROW FOOT AROUND THE SHELL.
*AN INTERIOR THAT IS SOFT AND MOIST, AND SLIGHLY CHEWY.
*THEY HAVE TO LOOK PRETTY OF COURSE!!! MOST MACARONS ARE COLORED IN VARIOUS COLORS AND THAT GIVES THEM A VERY APPEALING LOOK.
* AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, MELT IN YOUR MOUTH GOOD! MACARONS CAN BE FILLED WITH SO MANY VARIOUS FILLINGS; FROM SWEET, TO SAVORY. IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU ARE IN THE MOOD FOR.
THIS IS A PHOTO OF A SWEET PICTURE BELLA ADELE CO. DREW FOR ME.
GO AND CHECK OUT THEIR AMAZING WORK @BELLAADELECO OR WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/BELLAADELECO
I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE A LITTLE MORE BETWEEN THE 2 DELICIOUS COOKIES!
IF YOUR MOUTH IS NOW WATERING, HEAD ON OVER TO OUR SHOP PAGE AND ORDER SOME TREATS!
UNTIL NEXT TIME.
THE BLONDE WHO BAKES
FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE ATTEMPTED TO BAKE MACARONS, AGED EGG WHITES REALLY DO MAKE A H U G E DIFFERENCE IN HOW YOUR COOKIES WILL TURN OUT.
AT MY CLASSES I GET ASKED ALL OF THE TIME:
"WHAT DO AGED EGG WHITES HAVE THAT COLD EGGS DONT?!"
A: AGED EGG WHITES HAVE A CONCENTRATED PROTEIN STRUCTURE THAT WORKS BEST WHEN FORMING THE MERENGUE THAT IS THE MACARONS WHOLE INFRASTRUCTURE.
FRESH EGG WHITES MAKE FOR A LESS SOLID SHELL STRUCTURE THAT CAN CAUSE THE SHELL TO CRACK OR TO NOT TAKE SHAPE PROPERLY.
TIP FROM THE BLONDE WHO BAKES:
*PULL OUT A COUPLE EGG WHITES 2-5 DAYS BEFORE BAKING AND LET THEM SIT AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR A MORE SMOOTHER/NICER LOOKING SHELL, AND OVERALL BETTER TASTING MACARON.
NOW GO PULL A COUPLE EGGS OUT OF THE FRIDGE, SET THEM IN A BOWL ON YOUR COUNTER FOR A FEW DAYS, AND BAKE A PRETTY BATCH OF MACARONS. IF YOU LIKE HOW THEY TURNED OUT, OR JUST ORDER SOME FROM ME, AND SHOW ME HOW MUCH YOU LIKE THEM. SEND US OVER A PICTURE OR TAG US VIA HASHTAG #THEBLONDEWHOBAKES
YOU MIGHT SEE YOUR PHOTO ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA. IF SO, YOU WILL RECEIVE FREE DOZEN OF MACARONS!!!
***ALSO, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU WANT ANSWERED, WHETHER THEY BE FOR MACARONS OR FOR ANY OTHER BAKED GOOD, YOU CAN EITHER COMMENT HERE ON THIS POST, OR SEND IT VIA EMAIL TO: THEBLONDEWHOBAKES@GMAIL.COM.
I WILL TRY TO ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND POST THEM HERE FOR YOU ALL TO READ.
THE BLONDE WHO BAKES
WE ARE NOW OFFERING AN OPTION TO WHOLESALE OUR PRODUCTS. SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE "THE BLONDE WHO BAKES" CUPCAKES OR MACARONS TO BE SOLD AT YOUR STOREFRONT, RESTAURANT, OR BOUTIQUE, SEND US AN EMAIL AT: THEBLONDEWHOBAKES@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFO
WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO START WORKING WITH LOTS OF BUSINESS AROUND UTAH AND ACROSS THE NATION. WE SHIP NATIONWIDE AND SOON WILL BE WORLDWIDE.
SO IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU MIGHT KNOW WOULD LIKE TO SELL THESE IN THEIR STORES OR RESTAURANTS TELL THEM TO CONTACT US VIA EMAIL, AND WE WILL MAKE SOME VERY SWEET THINGS HAPPEN.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!!
THE BLONDE WHO BAKES
i recently had the opportunity to hang out with some of my favorite women here in Utah county.
Each of them are business owners and mamas. That's what I absolutely LOVE about our society today. The fact that there are so many amazing people, especially women that have the same vision of success & business as well as family as you do. And what's even more awesome, you might be able to find them in your back yard. It's amazing how many hard working women there are out there. (Props to all of you girls, mamas, & women who busy your butts every day!)
so so I got together with some women that feel exactly how I do and had a fun afternoon of photoshoots and talked about some of the awesome businesses here in Utah county.
the ladies that were there were: Ula Reid (sassy stilletos). Jill K (Jill K Fitness). Michelle Shumway (not in the photos, but provided all of the amazing swim suits from RAD Swim) and Me, Whitney B (the Blonde who Bakes)
I promised I would share the rest of the photos so here they are. I was so excited to see them! They turned out awesome!! Thanks to the AMAZING Meikel Reese Photography for the pictures.
WE WILL BE ON FOX 13'S "THE PLACE" FRIDAY JUNE 10TH @ 1PM. TUNE IN FOR SOME FUN NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE ON THE SHOW AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT BLONDES REALLY ARE SWEET, AND KNOW HOW TO HAVE SOME FUN. ;)
SO TUNE IN ON FRIDAY AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. I L O V E TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS. SO SEND EMAILS ME WAY!!! WHETHER IT IS A QUICK "HELLO", OR FLAVORS YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO HAVE ON MY MENU, OR EVENTS YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO BE AT. I JUST LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.