My first trial of Pierre Herme Macaron.
I did not use the recipe for macaron shells from his book. I
still used the recipe from Laduree Sucre because it is much quicker to
make French meringue. Eventually, I will start to test the recipes
of macaron shells from Pierre Herme Macarons, too.
I often just make 1/3 of the recipe in Laduree Sucre.
According to the book, its recipe yields about 50 macarons. One third of that
should normally be 16 or 17. However, I am always able to get about
twenty something macarons that are just enough for my family for a few
I also used 1/3 of the filling from the recipe of Eden macaron from Pirerre
Herme Macaron which was just about right.
Eden macaron is basically a macaron filled with peach ganache made from
white chocolate mixed with white peach puree flavored with saffron and chopped
For the filling, I used E. Guittard 31% couverture white chocolate that is available
from local Williams Sonoma. I missed out the chopped apricots. It wouldl result a chewy
texture and also acidic taste but my daughter is not fond of it.
The peach ganache was too soft even after a couple of hours in the fridge.
Dark chocolate ganache normally becomes too hard even after one hour in
the fridge. It took almost 6 hours to harden. That is ok becasue macarons
are supposed to be eaten after 12 hours in the refrigerator according to Laduree Sucre.
I am not a fan of white chocolate because it contains cream. I still prefer dark
chocolate. Dairy lovers will like this because it has a strong milk flavor scented with
slight peach essence. My husband ate 5 of them all at once. You can tell that
he really liked them. However, my daughter and I both agreed that the white
chocolate was overpowering. I think if I want to make peach flavor again, I should come
up with my own version.
There is a typo in the Eden macaron recipe in the book. I will compile the mistakes
that I found so far from this book in a different post.
An afternoon tea with loved ones on Columbus Day which also coincides with
the birth of this blog three years ago with the encouragement and assistance
from my daughter. It only made sense that I made some delicacies to thank her.
I would also like to thank all the bloggers that have been in my life
for the past three years. Without your encouragement, I don’t think I can
continue to write, as writing was never my favorite subject in school.