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27 Responses to “Download Master the Macaron”

  1. evelyn moore says:

    Hi, I just signed up in your website. I think I’m gonna like it here. I made my very first attempt to make the macaroons last week-end and it was a sucess. I followed someone else’s directions which was somewhat different because the meringue was done the Italian way. Made hot syrup then pour into the meringue. The meringue was somewhat “well behaved” and the macaroons stayed inflated even after taking it out of the oven. Although I had great success doing it this way, I want to have an open mind and try it your way. Thank you very much for sharing with us your knowledge.


  2. adeline says:

    i’m excited to finally make macarons!

  3. waleed says:

    very good

  4. Jonna says:

    Hi there,

    I’m excited to try your Macaron recipe. I’ve been successful with Tartelette’s recipe, but since I love your site, I want to try yours as well. Thanks so very much for the wonderful PDF tutorial. It is fabulous. I will let know if my hand is successful.

    I also have a Baking site as well. We have so much in common.

    Thanks again,
    Get Off Your Butt and BAKE!

  5. Heidi says:

    Thank you for sharing. Those tips are lovely and your ingredients are simple enough! GREAT!!

  6. Katia says:

    Oh, Irina. It is like a dream come true to finally learn how to cook macarons)) I am very very very excited to give it a try, especially since I wanted to make them for the summer picnic :)) Thank You!

  7. Lately « says:

    [...] Lemon Macarons!  These were all gone by the next morning.  Once again made using Master the Macaron.  The lemon curd is delicious and makes a ton.  I am going to be pulling the extra lemon curd out [...]

  8. Jacq says:

    thank you so much! i will be making macarons very soon because of this! :)

  9. ain says:

    great recipes,very helpful tips and nice graphics!thank you so much for sharing…

  10. Jen Chandler says:

    Thank you so much for putting this primer together. I’ve just recently started doing research on the macaron and I’m looking forward to making my first batch. I’m looking forward to perusing your site! It looks fantastic! Thanks again!

  11. Annie says:

    I just finished using your tutorial. It was my first attempt at making macarons, and they turned out awesome! Not perfect, but pretty close. I was really surprised at how good they are. I made my grandma’s lemon curd recipe to go with. Thanks so much for your help!

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  13. Linda says:

    ..i just downloaded it tq, and i cant wait to try it before i giv u some response..tqvm

  14. Virginia says:

    Just attempted making the almond macarons. I ended up with a hallow dome! I’m so greatful for your “Trouble shooting” section because it takes the stress out of trying to figure what went wrong. Overall they taste great but I am not satisfied. I will attempt them again. By the way, the “Master the Macaron” is a beautiful download.

  15. Michelle says:

    I must be doing something wrong here. The batter looked the way it should…each piped out cookies were rested long enough to form a skin but the min i popped them in the oven, they don’t come out looking like macarons. they don’t have a feet…the surface is not smooth. UGH I’m so frustrated!! But they do taste good though.

  16. FATIMA says:

    Thank you so much for the Primer. I am excited to attempt my first macaroon. I do love baking and when challenged with a new recipe its even more exciting. Thank you again.

  17. Robert says:

    Thanks for the PDF. I love the illustrations and your recipe is simple. There seems to be a few out there but are all based on the same. Either this one in your pdf or the one with the liquid sugar. Since I’m just starting, I went with yours since it’s easier. I made 2 batches, 1st was garbage, hallow and too sticky, no feet. 2nd batch, I beat the whites less and was much better, however was still a bit hallow and sticky. I scraped them off and saved them and were still delicious but not satisfied. I must be handling it too much or there is too much air, or my oven is way off temp. Will be trying it a 3rd time very soon.

  18. Amelie says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I’m so excited to try the recipes soon.

    Happy New Year! More powers to you and your blog!

  19. Bizzy says:

    These came out beautifully for me the first (and only) time I tried them! THANK YOU! One tip for you and others: I only have one Silpat, because I usually bake 1 sheet of cookies at a time. Since this required 2 non-stick sheets to let the macarons dry, I tried a cookie sheet lined with Reynolds Non-Stick Aluminum Foil. Surprisingly, it worked just as well as the Silpat!

    Can’t wait to make them again!

  20. Hayati says:

    Just received the Primer-thank you so much. Baked some macs earlier which turned out hollow and some with cracked surfaces. Looking forward to try your recipes and arrest those problems! Will let you know.

  21. Kristen says:

    I have wanted to make Macarons for a year but have been scared to try them because of all the “Bad Press” I just signed up and downloaded your recipe and decided to “Go for it” tonight. They came out PERFECT! Thanks to your recipe! Thank You Thank YOU! So excited!!

  22. Melinda Wright says:


    Finding your site was a huge blessing! During the holidays I picked up recipes and blogs to master this cookie. Not much luck, after 100pcs of cookies 10pcs turned out. Not willing to give up, I found your site.

    After the 2nd batch and few tweaks on the size, well successful macarons!!!! I live in the Seattle area, although the macaron craze has not hit up here yet. I was determined to compare my cookie to a french bakery located in Pikes Place Market in downtown Seattle.

    Not telling my family which came from the bakery and mine, they could not tell the difference….
    I only refer to the recipe you have given and now trying other flavors and combinations.

    Happy in Seattle,


  23. jackie says:

    I just read through your tutorial and I’m very excited to try it! You also have a buttercream recipe that I’ve been trying to look for! Love the pictures and helpful hints! Thank you so much!

  24. Yulia says:

    Hi Irina, you cannot imagine since how long time I am searching for a tutorial about the macarons which is REALLY showing step by step with pictures and tips “what to do and what not”. Your PDF is really giving a GREAT help for any begginer with the macarons. Thank you more than thousand times for that. Greetings Yulia

  25. Emma says:

    Hi there, thank you so much for the tutorial pdf its wonderful. Im going to try out more macaroons this afternoon. This may be a strange question but I love the font you have used (The swirly one in grey) on the PDF, would you mind sharing what it is Please?, its lovely

    Many thanks

  26. Charmaine Lagman says:

    thank you so much for sharing! i really love Macarons. I’ll try to follow your step by steps procedure. Hope i would be able to perfect this time. Tried 3 times now :(

    thanks Irina!!! :)

  27. Lois says:

    Love the tutorial. After 11, yes, I said 11 attempts with various other recipes (hot sugar syrup etc), I obtained a sucessful batch of macarons. Did you hear me singing & doing the happy dance? Just one question. Using the above recipe, I made 1 1/2″ macarons using a macaron mat. The reverse side makes larger, 2″ macarons. How long do I need to bake the 2″ macarons for? Add another 2-3 minutes?
    Thanks sooo much for a great, informative tutorial, as I was determined that these little buggers were not going to get the better of me.

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