I am spending the next six weeks in the Big Apple. My last post was an Apple Dream Torte, I guess I am in an Apple/NYC state of mind.
But mostly because I am (ahem) so behind on my Halloween baking ideas due to all the traveling, all of a sudden these looked good enough to post.
I used Tartelette's macaron recipe and added a smidgen of Wilton's black gel coloring to get the grey color.
Piping them into the rectangle shape definitely took some practice. I also kept the oven door slightly open while they bake. This seems to work the best with my oven.
The feet on these were wonky but I attributed this to the square shape. I had to blame it on something, didn't I?
I mixed up a small batch of Royal icing, tinted it white with Wilton's White White food coloring and used a tiny paintbrush to draw the Apple logo on the macaron shells. I had originally made a little stencil, but the logo turned out much better when I just drew it freehand.
Of course I had to do an Apple filling.
- 1/2 Stick of Butter
- 2 Cups of Powdered Sugar (sifted if you want)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons of Apple juice (I used organic)
- Mix butter until fluffy
- Add half of the powdered sugar and salt
- Add wet ingredients
- Add rest of sugar
- Mix thoroughly