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Happy Birthday Macarons

August 22, 2014

happy birthday macarons  |  Handmade Jade

The reason these are birthday macarons are mostly because I made them on my birthday! I had the day off and all I wanted to do in the morning was make macarons! Why did I want to do that? Ohhhh, there’s a good reason! I got a special birthday present and I was too excited to use it! I got my very first Kitchen Aid stand mixer!!! My life has changed! I don’t know how I lived without one for so long… lol

happy birthday macarons  |  Handmade Jade

I made the first batch ¬†{ the white ones } and was shocked at how many of them turned out so perfectly! I had to make a second batch just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke! So, I made the pink ones!

happy birthday macarons  |  Handmade Jade

I’m not sure if it was the stand mixer, the recipe or the fact that it was my birthday but 98% of each batch turned out perfectly! That’s right… perfectly! No hollows, no cracks and no lopsided tops! It was even super hot and humid and it didn’t matter, still perfect!

happy birthday macarons  |  Handmade Jade

I filled them full of vanilla bean buttercream and cookie butter buttercream. Definitely my best macarons so far!

happy birthday macarons  |  Handmade Jade

Finally, after months and months & batch after batch… I mean seriously… just look at them! lol

happy birthday macarons  |  Handmade Jade

So the basic recipe I’ll share below. But don’t worry, I’m planning on doing a full tutorial for them because I’ve learned so much over the past 5 months of making them and I’m really excited to share with you the process that finally worked!

Basic French Macaron Recipe:

138 grams almond flour
125 grams icing sugar { powdered sugar }
105 grams egg white { no aging necessary }
105 grams extra fine granulated sugar { berry sugar }

happy birthday macarons  |  Handmade Jade

Check back soon for a detailed tutorial here on handmade jade!

I don’t mean to toot my own horn but I’ve had more than a few people tell me that my macarons are better than ones they’ve had in Paris! Wow, my mild¬† full on obsession with getting them just right has finally paid off! lol

xo Jade

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