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French Macarons

UPDATE: View my working recipe at French Macarons (Part II).

vegan French macron

Ever since visiting France last summer, I have been in dessert envy for macarons. Those things litter the street side stores in every color imaginable. They’re such a prominent window display, that you’d think the French are born knowing how to make them.

I had a proud day last week. I finally achieved a vegan macaron. It wasn’t perfect, but to me, getting this to work was 90% looking the part, which I am pretty happy about.

This was the first of multiple attempts to make macarons. Previous experiments left me with a sticky, gooey mess all over the pan as the cookies melted out in the oven. This time, though, I gave them a good rest to form a ‘skin’, and to my excitement and shock, my little cookies stayed firm and grew little feet.

vegan French macron

My recipe was an alteration from Bittersweet’s ‘Vegan Desserts‘. Her method for the egg white wasn’t working for me, so I used another egg white substitution, Willpowder’s VersaWhip. And somehow, it all worked out.

I made a chocolate mint and chocolate peanut butter. I obviously didn’t take as much care with the frosting application- they’re a little sloppy. I need to practice piping the cookie batter onto the sheet pans and applying the frosting, but the hard shell and feet are a big enough accomplishment for one week.

I promise I’ll post tips once I get a truly successful batch. I can not wait to give them another try and perfect my VEGAN FRENCH MACARONS.

 

vegan French macron

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11 Comments

    • Monica,

      Sorry for the long delay in responding. I’ll email you the recipe of what I have so far to get these, though there is still some tweaking to do. I have’t done anything with these since last summer, but I plan to start experimenting again. Let me know how your’s turn out and thanks for commenting.

    • Reba,

      Sorry for the long delay in responding. I’ll email you the recipe of what I have so far to get these, though there is still some tweaking to do. I have’t done anything with these since last summer, but I plan to start experimenting again. Let me know how your’s turn out and thanks for commenting.

    • Hello, do you think I could possibly get the recipe emailed to me as well =)? My grandmothers bday is coming up soon and I’d love to surprise her with these =)!!

    • Hm, I haven’t heard of anything like that. I’ll have to look into it; have you had success with this before? Thanks for the thought!

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