Surprise Post: Vanilla Bean Macarons

Vanilla Bean. Classic.

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A little really goes a long way.

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My friends and I try to do some sort of get together at least once a month. Not always possible to accommodate everyone’s schedule, but we try. Since I brought chocolate nutella macarons to our last potluck, I wanted to try a different flavor this time round. Vanilla was a safe choice.

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Though it doesn’t show up on my pictures, I love the speckled appearance that the vanilla bean adds to buttercream. So pretty.

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I used the same original macaron recipe as before and just made a small batch of vanilla bean buttercream to fill the shells.

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Was aiming for a Tiffany blue color, but because my oven was too hot, they ended up browning and discoloring slightly on the bottom. Will have to try a lower temperature or add another pan on the bottom next time.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. UBC-PSYT Neuroscience says:

    Are the vanilla bean macarons still in the oven? We don’t see them yet.

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    1. Janine says:

      Ah, my computer likes to publish unfinished posts – this must be the 4th time or something now. Will be up shortly

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  2. Anne says:

    cool picture! I love the blue with black and white backround

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  3. How did you achieve that beautiful blue?

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi, I used a small amount of the Wilton gel colouring in teal

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      1. Great it looks lovely. And I love how you’ve pictured them in the wine glasses. Perfect composition. :)

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      2. Janine says:

        Thank you so much, good luck =]

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