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Macarons: What Works for Me (and a recipe)

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The macaron-phobe has finally become a macaron-pro. I know, modesty isn’t one of my strongest suits, but hey, this is a moment I’m really proud of. The amazing thing with confidence is that it allows you to experiment, break a few rules. And I want to share the fruits of my success with you.

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Macarons with Chocolate Pastry Cream filling

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Petite things can be daunting. It doesn’t matter how many reassuring blogs of detailed, step by step, macaron troubleshooting guides you have gone through, how many little notes you have made at the end of every failed attempt, so much so that over time, all of your refrigerator magnets have stacks of little macaron-making notes beneath them. And in my case, it didn’t even matter that I had attempted making macarons 12 times; I still didn’t manage to get them right. It still beats me how such a small, wonderful thing which technically has all of 4 ingredients, can be so excruciatingly painful to make.

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