espresso macarons with espresso buttercream

espresso parisian macaron with espresso buttercream

my a-girl is a dessert baker and a coffee lover; actually, come to think of it, so’s j.  he whipped up his own batch of cookies the other night when a craving struck. creating new recipes with either of them is one of my greatest joys!

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it’s birthday-day for my second son and my third, my daughter.  in our family, that means they get to choose meals for the day.  here’s what’s been requested:

breakfast-

donuts from st. pete bagel; this will include of course red velvet donuts and maple bacon donuts

maple sausage

canteloupe

coffee

fresh oj

lunch-

roast beef sandwiches (Londonport, to be exact) with horesradish, smoked gruyere, and caramelized onions

homemade chocolate chip cookies

dinner-

tbd; we’ll be out for a track meet and stop for, most likely, Mexican after

 

 

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in honor of their birthdays, i wanted to share this ridiculous-amazing macaron recipe we created.  and after you’ve plotted YOUR batch, would you  click over to visit her and say “hi,” and “happy birthday?”

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we used martha stewart’s easy french macarons recipe.  to this, we added a teaspoon of powdered espresso and half a teaspoon of coffee extract.

then we created an espresso buttercream with salted butter, espresso powder, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla.  we devoured them all delivered most of this batch to a lovely lady’s bridal shower.

 

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