Making Macarons

Alicia Froio’s Recipe for Making Macarons This recipe makes approximately 20 macarons. Tools Needed: KitchenAid Mixer, Baking Pans, Mixing Bowls, Spatula, Two Piping Bags Ingredients: Macaron Cookie: 1 cup of powdered sugar 3/4 cup almond flour 3 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar, granulated A pinch of salt Buttercream Filling 2 cups sugar, powdered 1/8 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup of butter Optional food colouring (or mashed sprinkles) Directions: Making the macarons: In the KitchenAid bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form (usingRead more

Recipe: Daniel Boulud’s Madeleines

After having spent a weekend in Paris, I decided I needed to bake something sweet and classic. I decided to order non-stick Madeleine pans off of Amazon and bake delicious Madeleines, a classic French treat. I used Daniel Boulud’s recipe featured below. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¾ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 large eggs ⅓ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon orRead more

Recipe: Joël Robuchon Mashed Potatoes (Purée de Pommes de Terre Façon Joël Robuchon)

While all of Joël Robuchon’s dishes are eye candy, it his least assuming dish that is what earned him his first Michelin star and to this day is one of his most beloved dishes. His mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre) are simply divine. I found a recipe (http://www.slate.fr/story/67609/robuchon-puree-recette-secrets-de-cuisine) from French Slate magazine that closely resembles his famous dish and tried it out myself. The dish requires a food mill – I purchased one from Williams Sonoma and found itRead more