I love Fall. I love apples and the brightly colored trees and the chill in the air and this year I am adding a love for Mulled Spice French Macaroons.
Light and crisp (just like the air outside) with a hint of warmth and softness in the middle (like a warm sweater on the night of the first frost)….french macaroons are amazing.
The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macaroons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.
I wish I had time to write more about my experience with these macaroons but time is a luxury these days. I will say that while I tried the Fleming recipe it did not work for me and I switched to the one on cannelle et vanille’s site, which worked like a dream. I spiked the meringue with mulling spices and made an apple compote/curd with the left over egg yolks for the middle. Divine!