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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!

espresso parisian macaron with espresso buttercream D

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:


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

maple sausage



fresh oj


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

homemade chocolate chip cookies


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



espresso parisian macaron with espresso buttercream C


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?”

espresso parisian macaron with espresso buttercream B

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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