Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Daring Baker's October Challenge: Violet French Macarons filled with Nutella

Dear All

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The 2009 October Daring Baker's Challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming 's The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.

I was extremely happy when I came to know that October's Daring Bakers Challenge is French Macarons, after my successful first attempt I really wanted to experiment making these gorgeous treats using different flavors and colors. As ecstatic I was there was a little fear too because of the humidity and high temperature in my part of the world. I really didnt want to make them 2 or 3 times before I get it right therefore I used the same recipe which I had used earlier from Chef Nini.

Macarons filled with chocolate ganache
                                                   Macarons filled with Chocolate Ganache
The choice of color and filling is my sister's favorite, initially she wanted me to prepare pink color macarons but we only had violet color in hand hence we went with it and i must say the color looks really gorgeous, dont go by pictures my camera is playing tricks and not functioning that well so until I figure out what to do with my camera pls bear with me.

The only problem I faced this time was that I didnt get a very smooth surface, sure i got my feets but the top surface wasnt smooth as in my first attempt. I think it may have required more of mixing, I did tap the baking tray several times and let it sit for 40 mins and then baked. If anyone has any idea regarding the smooth surface problem pls let me know.

For the recipe and directions pls visit my earlier post here
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I was really glad the way macarons came out and this time in my very first try I got my feets. I would love to try making these again using some different filling. These are ideal for gifting your loved ones something special. I would urge everyone to try them atleast once, do mail me if you have any questions and i'll reply as soon as possible.

Till next time, take care and enjoy!!!


Love,

83 comments:

  1. Wish mine had been a bit smoother too! Yours look fantastic!

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  2. Thats a lovely colour...looks superb parita...

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  3. Wow.. they look so perfect and yummy :) good one

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  4. NO kidding, I had some macarons with nutella weeks ago too!! Great mind thinks alike!LOL

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  5. They look fantastic, the colours are lovely, well done.

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  6. Love the color of the macarons dear.

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  7. What a great answer to this challenge. love the pictures.

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  8. Looks awesome, dear....very nice clicks....mouth watering pics!

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  9. Ah beautiful, a flavour that I would absolutely love. Well done! :D

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  10. Looks like it is raining macarons every where today :-)
    Beautiful.

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  11. Wow... looks so yummm.. :) Wish I could taste one.. :)

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  12. Beautiful maracrons, seems like u r enjoying making out macarons...yet to put my hands:)

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  13. Your violet ones look really pretty!

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  14. Lovely macarons! It's probably a good thing you didn't try the suggested recipe (many didn't work with it).

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  15. I always want to try my hands on making macarons. Wonder if I reduce the sugar, will its affect the baking?

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  16. they look perfect parita! never tried them; want to try your chocolate ganache version!

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  17. I think you did an awesome job, Parita. I love the violet color too.

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  18. hi Parita,
    The macarons look to die for and love the colour effect too :)hope I get the inspiration to try them soon;)
    TC

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  19. They really look so nice !! For me, macaron's like one of the hardest things to prepare :-) Good work !! :-)

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  20. They look so neat and pretty! Hi Parita...how have you been?

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  21. niceclicks dear.........yummy Macarons dear....

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  22. They look Perfect and amazing!!
    Great job!

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  23. Oooo yes, the violet looks so pretty! and those colored sugar crystals make it even more girly ... just lovely!

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  24. Welcome back,hope all is well.Macarons looks picture perfect and it's definitely a treat .

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  25. Like so many others I just love the pretty light violet/lavender color you have for your macaroons, definitely makes them stand out against many of the others :)

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  26. Lovely ones, they have come out very well.

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  27. Excellent work! Those macarons are so pretty and I love your choice of fillings! Drool...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  28. You are a gifted macaron maker!
    Lovely photos...I am jealous.

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  29. They all look so perfect and the colours and the flavours are simply delicious and superb. Well done. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

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  30. these are macaroons for girls...:)
    pink n violet with colored sugar crystals....beautiful..

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  31. Beautiful macaroons, Parita!

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  32. wow, great results for a first attempt; hats off! they look so perfect!

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  33. The pics are just awesome and make me drool... wowwwwwwww is the word!!!!

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  34. purple ? sounds sooooo romantic to me..nice click nevertheless

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  35. Lovely!!! I've got to try making me some.

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  36. colour looks so tempting ;) loved it

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  37. absolutely gorgeous paritha, mine was a flop, do please give me some tips, I never got any feet at all

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  38. Yours turned out beautifully! I agree, perfect little gifts.

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  39. Color and Texture of the Macarons are really awesome dear ...
    Want to grab some from ur platter dear !!

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  40. what a sweet color!! soo pretty!! great job paree!!
    cheers!!

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  41. Your macaroons came out beautifully! I love the Nutella filling!

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  42. Wonderful the macaroons look perfect,I still have a long way to go.

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  43. Great job! I'm going to have to try a Nutella filling. Sounds delicious!

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  44. Gorgeous would be an understatement!

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  45. Oh wow!!! excellent..they are real beauties parita!!!!

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  46. looks so nice pari...hope u r settled down completely now..whr r u now?
    mumbai or pune?
    if in Mumbai whr do u stay dear?

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  47. I am glad you are back on the food scene with full zest. Was missing your recipes. Diwali must have been gr8 for you this time.

    Failed Macarons to Successful Macarons. The switch has been almost perfect. The macarons look absolutely yummy.

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  48. Wow, you did a great job Parita and love the filling.

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  49. Your colors are lovely! You did a great job.

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  50. Yummy and mouth-watering macroons, makes me drool. Excellent clicks!!!

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  51. Just gorgeous Parita & look at those beautiful feet!! love the color & the filling.

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  52. Macarons looks yummy,love to taste it now itself

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  53. Looks so perfect and yummy dear...
    Nice click..

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  54. Awesome clicks and yummy Macarons!! You made me drool :)

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  55. perfect macroons...delicious! nice clicks...

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  56. Wow!! They look just perfect:). You really are a daring baker:)

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  57. Macroons look perfect and yummy. Dont worry about the color its the taste and thats what matter. Great Job!

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  58. nice click.. the macaroons looks perfect!

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  59. Your macarons looks very good. So neat on the edges. well done! I skipped this month's challenge as I was not daring enough to do something I did just a little while ago:)

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  60. These macarons made our city flooded with water. Everyone was just salivating over these. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  61. photobucket is blocked here so I cannot see any of your photos. :(

    I will try it from home.

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  62. The macarons look out of this world! Love the idea of macaron with ganache. It looks so yummy!

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  63. Congratulations on a successful challenge and such pretty macarons.

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  64. Great job on your macs- they came out perfect.

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  66. Well done Parita - all look perfect!

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  68. Looks super delicious to me, can you pass the tray already, he he.

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  69. Wow macarons!! I can't wait to try them! I'm going to call you for help ;P

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  71. Those are some gorgeous macs Parita. I remember you asking if you could join our next challenge. It's up & in a place of it's own...
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  72. wow it looks so gorgeous ... the color(light purple) is so mesmirising!!... I am always nervous to make macarons!!. Urs look picture perfect!.

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  73. Hi pari..
    hope u r all well on ur side!Hows life in india...Was in india for a couple of weeks but was too buzy.......Perfect looking macaroons.....Iam not a great fan of meringues, guess if they tastes the same or similar?....If so, i wudnt want to try....But the pictures are tempting me to try some.....real good ones!...
    Hugs, shabs

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