Friday, June 14, 2013

I Love Macarons by Hisako Ogita

Title: I Love Macarons

Author: Hisako Ogita

Published: Chronicle Books, 2009

Pages: 82

Summary: Cute-as-can-be, buttery macarons capture the whimsy and elegance of Paris, where they're traditionally served with tea or wrapped up in ribbon to give as a gift. But the secrets of making perfect macarons have long eluded home bakers until now!  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: As someone who enjoys baking and recently made some lemon macarons I was curious to see what this book had to say and if it provided any decent tips that would help me to perfect my art so to speak.

The pictures in this book are so pretty.  I love all the bright colours and different ways that macarons can be made so find staring at pictures of different sorts to be really exciting.  I especially liked the marbled ones as they looked really awesome.

I also enjoyed reading the different flavour ideas as variations are always something I like to put into my baking.

However, I would not recommend using this book as an ultimate guide on how to make amazing macarons.  For starters, there are a few conversions that are wrong and also, I feel as though the temperature provided is far too high.

There were also a few grammatical errors but if you enjoy collecting books just for the illustrations and inspiration then pick this one up.

Source: Library

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