11 Sep 2014

French Heart-Shaped and Dark Macarons/Macarons Français Coeurs et Noirs For Mactweets Challenge!


I was planning to make these macarons for Mac Attack 3 last week, but I was hesitant for one reason: THE WEATHER.  Last week the weather was horrible; it was pouring and snowing outside, then I decided to start making my first batch of heart-shaped macarons.  I chose pink powder colour.  I never tried this shape before, it was a big challenge for me!  However, I was disappointed with the filling, because the butter cream I bought, as you may see in the picture, breaks.  It must be made with margarine instead of real butter.  This will teach me to make my own butter cream next time.

Then, I made my second batch of chocolate heart-shaped macarons, and they turned out so perfect and nice!  All of them got eaten with delight and I couldn't take a picture of sandwitched chocolat heart-shaped macarons.  The other thing that I wanted to try is THE BLACK MACARONS!  I don't have a black powder colour and I couldn't find it anywhere.  Then I tried a combination of 3 different colours: Purple, Green and Red.  To my surprise it worked.

Part of the Mactweets challenge that Deeba and Jamie are hosting, I made all these macarons. The January Mactweets challenge was "DO SOMETHING OR ADD SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE BUT HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY".

For recipe, I always use my usual recipe adapted from La cuisine de Mercotte, the Queen of French Macarons!.
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21 comments:

Mercotte said...

un très grand bravo pour tes superbes macarons noirs, je note avec intérêt le mélange de couleurs !! et merci pour le clin d'oeil

Jamie said...

Stunning! I love the colors, the black is fantastic and so elegant. And the hearts! I was planning on trying heart shapes, too, and I took note here! Excellent job, excellent macs and so glad you baked macs with us!

rohan said...

Just excellent Mamat...just excellent. The new shape is calling my name! I thought I would try tha in Feb, and hey, you did it!! Hearts with feet? WOOT!! Thank you for being with us onMacTweets!!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Wow! I had been wondering whether you could do macarons in different shapes and you've proven you can. They look beautiful and personally, I think you win the prize this month for doing something really different. :-)

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I love the pink hearts! What a great idea. I am dying to get back to my own kitchen so I can make these.

QIS said...

Perfect! These are beautiful. cant take my eyes from those beautiful pink heart shape macarons. i love it!!you've inspired me:)

Barbara Bakes said...

I love that you made them heart shaped! Adorable!

faithy, the baker said...

Beautiful macarons! I love the heart shape macarons! I've been wanting to make heart shape but keep forgeting to pipe heart..lol!

Aux délices des gourmets said...

je t'en félicite ma chère pour cette belle création, ce que tu nous présente est digne d'un chef
je prends un grand plaisir à regarder tes photos, encore une fois bravo
bonne journée

Katy ~ said...

No one does this better than you. Creative and beautiful. Delicious photos that make me want to reach through my screen and take one.

Lauren@CoffeeMuffins said...

Wow all your macarons look wonderful! I love the pretty pink hearts - I think that they will be perfect for Valentines day.

I've never tried making black macarons before, in fact for this MacTweets it was the first time I had coloured them at all. The black does make them look very striking!

~Lexibule~ said...

Quel raffinement!! Tu as beaucoup de talent:)) xxx

Happy cook said...

Wow I just love the heart shaped ones. I woudn't dare tomake them as I might screw up the shape alltogether , even my tracing and pipping them.
Looks so beautiful and delicous.

Cristin said...

Wow! Hearts! I am definitely going to give those a try. Thanks for the great idea, they are beautiful!

mahassine said...

waaaaaaaaaw, tes macarons sont sublimes , bravo tu les fais très bien
bisou

Josée alias amelanche 1 said...

Bonjour, ils sont tellement beaux que c'est presque malheureux que des manger...;0).

Passe une belle journée.
Josée xx

RJ Flamingo said...

Bravo! I adore your colors, but those hearts! You must have an incredibly steady hand. Just gorgeous!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

You SO BEAT me to it, making hearts....thats my plan for valentines day :-) . I am mighty glad to see it worked and I LOVEEEEEE the black macarons! Super, superb. Well done.

rado said...

C'est avec un grand plaisir que je decouvre ton blog!
il est superbe!

et les macarons en forme de coeur me donnent envie...tu sais quoi, je sens que quelqu'un va essayer d'en faire bientot :)
je reviendrais te voir
a bientot

Arlette said...

Marhaba Khadidja,
You are turning to a Macarons Pro,
i love your flavours and the color your choose. the Hearts looks so cute.

LadyMacaron20ten said...

Wow, your macarons are absolutely stunning. I admire how you achieved black macarons, I couldn't get this depth of colour even with black food colouring. I also love some of your Moroccan recipes, they look delish! .

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