I stumbled across ermine frosting recently and realized it’s pretty much perfect for me. As much as a love a good Swiss meringue buttercream, it’s not as easy to adapt for vegan recipes. But American buttercream is, to me, way too sweet. Enter ermine frosting — it’s light like whipped cream, not too sweet, and actually pretty easy to put together. Doing some brief research … Continue reading Quick Tip: Ermine Frosting (Vegan and non-vegan)
For Christmas this past year, I made (and ate) an irresponsible amount of macarons. I might have gone a little overboard in trying out different flavor combinations and trying to get consistently perfect batches. But really, don’t you need vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and earl grey macarons for Christmas?
Okay, maybe not. But despite how finicky and frustrating they can be, I had a blast learning to make them over the holidays. It can be a versatile little cookie since it allows you to play around with colors and flavor combinations, and I learned a lot from my experiments. Even if your macarons are cracked, or hollow, or don’t get the cute little feet, they will still probably taste delicious, so it’s worth a try! So, without further ado, here’s my guide to macarons.