Sunday, May 23, 2010

Petit Fours

Today i decided to post some pictures of some petit fours i made for a party. The trays were composed of key lime macaroons, raspberry macaroons, and almond tuille cookies.

traditional french macaroons are a baked merinque-like cookie that has been piped, baked, and then filled with ganache, buttercream, jam, or curd. Then another cookie is sandwiched on top.

The key lime macaroons is a simple almond macaroon cookie, colored with just a touch of green food coloring, then filled with a key lime curd.

The raspberry macaroons are made with the same almond macaroon cookie, only it is dyed pink, and filled with raspberry jam.

The almond tuille cookies, are made from a very simple batter with granulated almonds mixed in. Place small rounds on a silpat (they need a lot of room because the spread alot. When they are done baking you must immediately roll them into their "cigar" shape. This must be done while they are hot, because when they cool they harden. If they cool too fast you can place them back in the oven for a minute to soften them up.

Heres a great book on macaroons


Anonymous said...

I know these are delicious because I got to taste all three. They look so pretty too. M/M

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