Lately it was quite quiet on my blog. But it doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. Exactly opposite, oven and me are inseparable, because of the Macaron Craziness. But start from the beginning: I was asked many times if I bake not only my extraordinary Royal Icing cookies,but also Macarons. But I always said that I’m not ready. Looking at those small marvels was breathtaking and I felt that I will not be able to fight the fear and I will not be able take on this challenge. Macarons are for me like world championship in confectionery, that requires not only desire, but more importantly skills, precision, passion and talent, and you know what, I grew up to taking this challenge, although it wasn’t easy!
I couldn’t have counted number of days and hours I put into my training. I, obviously, started learning from masters of the macaron’s world. But I love gaining new informations, as well as getting to know new methods and technics, so the names of Pierre Hermé and Ladurée became very close to me. I couldn’t stop looking at gorgeous macaron’s pictures. And the words of my master, Pierre Hermé, caused my Macaron Craziness completely:
“Macarons only weight a few grams, but that’s enough to leave your senses quivering with pleasure. Their thin, crisp shell, slightly rounded shape, tempting colours and tender interiors draw devotees to devour them with their eyes, and caress their smooth surface. Their flavours solicit the nose and, when one bites into that crisp shell, the ears tingle with pleasure and the palate is finally rewarded.”
These words bring closer the essence of macaron philosophy, a kind of legend that accumulated around this unique delicacy. It’s not a coincidence that this macaron craziness swept over people from Tokio to New York. You just can’t walk by the macarons! Looking at them you just fall in love from the first sight. Because what are they if not a sweet prize for your success or an effort or a consolation if someone let us down or you did something wrong.
Today I’m leaving you with photos of my first macarons, but I promise that I will write more about my Macaron Craziness.