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November 19, 2010

Passion Fruit Macaron

A drumroll moment… Successful macarons with the prettiest feet and smoothest tops! Yep, I finally did it.

Macarons have got quite the reputation of being tempramental cookies (macarons from this very batch cracked on the tops!), and if you’ve been here long enough you probably know that previous attempts have been far from desired. After a lot of reading, testing and troubleshooting I got a batch of very delicious passionfruit macarons – they were so good, I had eight at one go. No kidding.

I used this recipe for making the macarons, and filled it with a passion fruit ganache. I’ve been putting together notes from all that I’ve learned and will share that with you soon after I’ve made the macarons a few more times (more experience! more pointers!)

That’s one more thing checked off my 2010 list. Phew!


  • Reply Happy Cook November 19, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    I am clapping my hands here :-) Congragulations They look perfect

  • Reply Olga @ MangoTomato November 19, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    Gorgeous! Congratulations. and I love the contrast of colors.

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  • Reply Simran November 19, 2010 at 2:02 AM

    Congratulations! There’s nothing like the feeling of your first macaron with feet :)

  • Reply Meeta November 19, 2010 at 2:27 AM

    Congratulations! You are the star. These sound incredible!

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  • Reply FoodZone November 19, 2010 at 3:16 AM

    Congratualtions! They look so colorful and delicious.

  • Reply Avi November 19, 2010 at 1:29 AM

    I need to taste these!
    Orangefoodie: please help?

    • Reply Orangefoodie November 19, 2010 at 1:49 AM

      I ate them on Saturday :D

      I mean :(

      … :D

  • Reply Pearl Lee November 19, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    congratulations! they look delicious!

  • Reply bergamot November 19, 2010 at 7:08 AM

    Looks great.

  • Reply Trisha @ My Hobbie Lobbie November 19, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    I’ve been meaning to try these for months now, but I’ve been putting it off since a lot of folks say it takes a lot of tries to get it right. Your macarons look so gorgeous, I think I’m gonna give it a shot anyway.

  • Reply Mandakini November 19, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    fabulous shaheen!! They look lovely ;-)) Now you can try so many flavours, how exciting!
    so did you find out what you did wrong the first time?

    • Reply The Purple Foodie November 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM

      The first time I made it using the French Meringue method, didn’t dry the macarons long enough and generally goofed up a lot!

      As for cracked macarons from the same batch – I realised I need to use a lower oven temperature and keep the door slightly ajar to let the stem escape amongst so many other things.

  • Reply The Purple Foodie November 19, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Thank you, everyone! I couldn’t move away from the oven – the thrill of watching the feet appear is like nothing else.

  • Reply Karen at Globetrotter Diaries November 19, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Yah macaroons are pretty intimidating. One day I will attempt it. Beautiful and good job!

  • Reply Chetna November 19, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    That looks and I am sure tastes yummylicious. Can understand the joy felt at accomplishing a perfect macaron. I also remember that episode on Masterchef Australia at the Langham, where Callum had to redo an entire batch just to get the right sheen on the top.
    Yours look perfect

  • Reply avantika November 19, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    Yumm. That is a pretty sight at 7.30am
    Waiting for instructions on how to make these now :-)

  • Reply Debjani November 19, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Respect my dear, mucho mucho respect. I think successful macaroons are what seperate the Men from the Boys in bakingblog land.

  • Reply Deanna November 19, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    You’ve almost given me the courage to try macarons again…almost.

  • Reply Alicia November 19, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    OMG, they look divine. I must say your previous attempt din’t look too bad either. Rustic like and Im sure it tasted great!

    Do you post leftovers?

    • Reply The Purple Foodie November 20, 2010 at 10:04 AM

      Aliie! Come to Bombay! =)

      Um, the previous attempts weren’t my photos. Mine were too bad to put up amongst the pretty photos, so they’re from the Creative Commons Flickr pool.

  • Reply vidya November 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    What a thrill it must be to achieve this! Good on you for keeping on keeping on…..
    All the best for all the future batches….perhaps I can meet you for a coffee/iced-tea after you make the next batch :-)

  • Reply Jarlin Paul November 19, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Looks great, thanks for sharing…

  • Reply Nachiketa November 20, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    that’s awesome… congratulations!!!!!!!

    very proud of you :)

  • Reply Kalyan November 22, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    I can imagine how exciting this would have been. I would have eaten them all up myself. Any left? When’s the next batch?

    • Reply The Purple Foodie November 28, 2010 at 11:17 PM

      Ha! None left.. next batch when I’ve finished other things on my 2010 list!

  • Reply Chaitali November 22, 2010 at 6:22 AM

    I’m too terrified to even think about making macarons.
    But you did it!!
    Congratulations..they look really pretty :)

  • Reply Sheena November 23, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    I’m reading you on my berry with my hotel wifi baby! Miss you!

    That macaron looks so beautiful! My favourite flavour was the salted caramel at Pierre Herme in Paris, I want to try yours!

  • Reply foodies at home November 25, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Wow… nice work! They look and sound delish! Especially with the addition of passion fruit ganache! YUM!

  • Reply M. November 27, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    I was really hungry so I somehow started looking at foodblogs. This is my 5th food blog in last 2 hours. I know you ate these ones already…but if you make them again…I would buy them!!!

  • Reply Vy November 28, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    they look great! Where do you find passionfruit this time of the year?

    • Reply The Purple Foodie November 28, 2010 at 11:18 PM

      We hardly get passionfruits here! I used frozen puree.

  • Reply Nam November 29, 2010 at 7:46 AM

    Absolutely lovely!!!

  • Reply Hannah @ Bake Five November 29, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    congratulations! i’ve been so wanting to make passionfruit macs!

  • Reply hannah @ bake five December 28, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    *applause*! congrats! i finally got a recipe right too! cheers

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    Wow! everything you makes looks like its from a magazine. Great job!

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  • Reply Payal June 22, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Heyyy…. Been a happy stalker :) following u since a longgg time…. U r my go-to person for a perfect spread of happiness of chocolate , cream , and everything nice.. Whatever I have tried from your blog ,has never gone wrong.. Thanks to your way of breaking every step in the most simplest way for each ones understanding. Am simply in love with your stories and the pieces of heaven you have to offer.. Also how your passion for food and how it’s gone on to become your living dream of being in the city of love and food..PARIS, love tat city..
    Really inspiring! It has inspired me to bake more and do it in the best way… All thanks to you, Shaheen…. Looking forward to attending your baking workshop once u r in Mumbai :D Yay,!!!

    I also wanted to know what was the recipe you used for your successful macarons? They look yum!

    Looking fwd to happy baking times :)

    • Reply Shaheen July 1, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      Hi Payal – thanks so much for all the kind words. Made my day! As for the macarons, I used Pierre Hermé’s recipe for it – Italian meringue always give the most perfect, foolproof macarons.

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