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    February 2015 Challenge - Fungi!

    Oops just realized that this was 2015
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    February 2015 Challenge - Fungi!

    Knocked out some Brioche for the weekend. Brings back memories of being at my grandparents house, every time.
  3. February 2015 Challenge - Fungi!

    February 2015 Challenge - Fungi!

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    First crack at macarons

    @ welldonechef: After maturing the macarons turned out very well. I was a bit sceptical at first. Thank you so much for the advice. Also thank you for the lead on the book. It's on order. @ kokopuffs: we took the lower third rule into account while making these, but never considered the upper...
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    1st Brioche

    Not only did we do macarons for the first time today we busted out some brioche. We used the recipe from Julia, and was pleasently surprised. The last time I cooked any type of bread it can put as a stone. It wasn't quite what I had in Paris, but now with a foundation I will be on a quest to...
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    1st Brioche

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    First crack at macarons

    Even better English. It was going to be a challenge in French, but I would have done it. I'll update after they "mature."
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    First crack at macarons

    We just made them today. The ganache has just started to set up well. I'm thinking later tonight I will be able to put them together. I was just to curious how they turned out and tried one. What's the title on the book? I I'm not good with French, but can find my way around. Thanks for the...
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    First crack at macarons

    So we just tried the cookies. A little hard on the outsides. Might it be the temp or time in the oven. 13 min. @ 350F
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    First crack at macarons

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    First crack at macarons

    My wife and I got a wild hair today and gave macarons a try. Tedious work, but all in all not too hard. We made a ganache for the filling. I found out I am terrible at piping, so my wife took over at that point. Below are some photos of the cookies. They are still cooking at the moment. We did...
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