Look at what I've just been handed by Mother Humble, fresh from her flight across the Atlantic. A gorgeous box of Ladurée Macarons.
What do you think... chill and slice up some of the world's best macarons? Give the macaron fanatic bakers out there a good visual idea of how these are done when they're done just right.
Who is interested? :)
Or, I could just eat them. Immediately.
Photos are ready! Cut them all up and not a gap to be found. Perfectly executed (didn't expect anything less). This is actually my first batch of professional macarons where I could not find even one gap or hollow when subjected to the Global knife test.
I'm going to post a few of the photos in full-res, that way any obsessive baker types can click them and get a better idea of the texture of matured macs (though a couple of these were a hair on the dry side for my own tastes). There are relatively few photos of actual matured macarons on the blog. I usually photograph them the same day I bake them, so this should be helpful.
Top left: Vanilla, Top right: Raspberry, Middle Right: Salted Caramel, Bottom Right: Rose
Salted Caramel & Rose
Raspberry & Vanilla
Pretty darn perfect, don't you think?
Enjoy the photos, I'm going to go enjoy the cookies now.