Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jun 27

Orange-Ginger 7-Minute Frosting

By Sharon | Recipes

This 7-Minute Frosting is flavored with orange and ginger to compliment the Cocoa Spice Cake with Orange-Ginger Curd Filling. Since it’s a light, fluffy frosting it complemented the cake and filling well.

I did this while trying to find the right filling for a Pistachio Macaron. A 7-Minute frosting is basically egg whites and sugar with different flavors added. The trick is to whip it correctly while cooking it over the bain marie. It comes out with a marshmallow like texture and flavor. The only thing different about a marshmallow is that it contains gelatin to hold it’s shape.
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Jun 20

Macaron Tower for a Wedding

By Sharon | Tips

We had a request from an acquaintance for a non-dairy option to serve as a cake.  She was already doing a wedding cake and I originally said she could do a small Angel Food Cake.  Then it popped into my head that I could make macarons that were non-dairy.  I just had to figure out the right fillings.

Then I had an inspiration from a Masterchef New Zealand final episode.  They called it the Flower Macaron Tower on the show.  They used buttercream to attach their macarons but that was out for me with the non-dairy request so we used toothpicks.

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