Friday, July 20, 2012
Baking Recipe: Limone Italian Buttercream Macarons & TGIF
While I was in Singapore visiting friends, I watched this movie called "Life is Beautiful", where the entire movie was in Italian but dubbed in English for non Italian speakers like myself . "Life is Beautiful" is a story of a Jewish Italian during WWII days. If life now is cruel, can you imagine that era? What I love about the movie is, despite having the hardship, and taken away from his wife, Guido Orefice played by Roberto Benigni, somehow manage to see a bright side to everything. He would always greet the love of his life "Boungiorno Principessa" and explained everything to his son that they are in a game, in order to not scare his little boy. Naturally I cried slightly, and the movie does change my perspective in life.
here. As for the macaron shells, I highly recommend that you stick to your own tested full proof recipe. As for me, I used the Italian Meringue method for my macarons, and it's a matter of preference. I prefer to cook the egg whites by whisking in the boiled sugar. I made a few flavours for my macs and 2 types of shell. The coral blush coloured mac shells are made with ground almond and the pastel burgundy wine is made with ground hazelnuts. As for flavours, there were strawberry, limone, hazelnut buttercream and dark chocolate ganache.
Have a wonderful weekend ahead, and maybe it's time to learn to not be bothered by the petty things in life, and look at life in a broader spectrum and a greater heart.
P/S: I can't wait to bake more macarons. This can now be ticked off my bucket list as I have overcome my fear of making them.