Mastering Macarons – Amoretti Gift Card Promotion

There is no denying that French pastries are delicious, but those tasty morsels can be complicated to create for the novice baker.  Amoretti, a California based company devoted to quality ingredients, has put together a kit to make macarons more approachable. I recommended this kit in my gift guide for moms and dads published earlier this week.  The Mastering Macarons gift set consists of:  The kit comes with almost everything you need to start baking macarons. You will also need an appropriately sized pastry tip, pastry bags (those linked are my favorites), parchment paper or a Silpat  and a few pantry ingredients.    The bonus of this kit is the cookbook – Mastering Macarons: Classic to Contemporary Techniques by Colette Christian. The author provides instructions for French, Swiss and Italian meringues, nut-free variations, savory recipes, an assortment of fillings and much more. The step-by-step photographs are perfect for the baker new to macarons and provide reassurance to those who have tinkered before (like myself).  Having made macarons on several occasions in my baking past I can unequivocally state that this book has made the process crystal clear for me. Since receiving the kit, I have whipped up two batches of the treats and must stop myself from spending every free minute making more! Colette’s instructions and the flavorful Amoretti purees have awakened my desire to continue to experiment with methods and flavors all while strengthening my confidence and skill level.  Below are a few photos of my macaron mania results.

 

 

My cart at Amoretti is currently filled with an assortment of purees and ingredients. I recommend their fruit purees and almond flour wholeheartedly. Special thanks to Amoretti for providing me with a kit to review as well as offering ten $50 digital gift cards so that our members can master macarons!

Amoretti is offering ten (10) Mastering Macarons Digital Gift Cards valued at $50 each to EYB Members in the US. Two of the entry options are to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Have you made macarons before?

Which product at Amoretti would you like to try?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option – the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes will be delivered via a digital gift card to use on Amoretti’s website. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 3rd, 2019.

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114 Comments

  • riley  on  April 19, 2019

    Butterscotch Dessert Sauce

  • sarahawker  on  April 19, 2019

    I have not. They look intimidating!

  • sarahawker  on  April 19, 2019

    From the Amoretti website I'd have to say Whole Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans as vanilla has gone crazy expensive right now.

  • matag  on  April 19, 2019

    Yes I have made macaroons

  • matag  on  April 19, 2019

    Rose Liqueur Flambe

  • twinreader  on  April 19, 2019

    Almond Paste

  • ksmith47406  on  April 19, 2019

    I haven’t made macarons before, but I’d love to try.

  • ljskop  on  April 19, 2019

    No, but I love almond flour, so would like to try using that. I also have a recipe from my cousin in Italy using almond flour.

  • ksmith47406  on  April 19, 2019

    I agree with sarahawker about the whole Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans from the Amoretti website.

  • vglong29  on  April 19, 2019

    Never made macarons before.

  • vglong29  on  April 19, 2019

    Would like to try the lemon flavoring. Have yet to find something that adds strong enough flavor.

  • jmay42066  on  April 19, 2019

    I have not, but would like too!

  • laffersk  on  April 19, 2019

    Yes I made them and it was not pretty. Disaster.

  • laffersk  on  April 19, 2019

    I want to try all of the syrups- mostly Bubblegum.

  • ravensfan  on  April 19, 2019

    I have been too intimidated to try making macarons.

  • ravensfan  on  April 19, 2019

    "European Style" Premium Blanched Almond Paste

  • jmay42066  on  April 19, 2019

    Whole Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

  • rchesser  on  April 19, 2019

    Yes and had only one success at it!!

  • rchesser  on  April 19, 2019

    Pistachio Ganache!

  • AngelNewsi  on  April 19, 2019

    Natural Cotton Candy Artisan Flavor

  • love2chow  on  April 19, 2019

    I have made macarons once, and enjoyed it, but only had one flavor. I would love to try some of the craft purees – maybe passion fruit, or key lime, or wild strawberry.

  • mcrimmins  on  April 19, 2019

    I have never made Macarons, on my bucket list. I would like the Martini mixes because I've been cooking and baking since 6:00 a.m. Finally, sat down, I'm exhausted.

  • Julied  on  April 19, 2019

    I have made Macarons, some have turned out great and some not so great.

  • lauriesk  on  April 19, 2019

    I have never made Macarons before.

  • lauriesk  on  April 19, 2019

    I would like to try the cookies and cream cookie spread.

  • ktwalla  on  April 19, 2019

    Yes, I've made them previously. The most recent is for Easter.

  • ktwalla  on  April 19, 2019

    Pistachio Ganache sounds very good!

  • Puguppy  on  April 19, 2019

    Never made macarons before. Would like to try the craft raspberry puree

  • jr0717  on  April 19, 2019

    The blood orange craft purée sounds amazing!

  • Nancith  on  April 19, 2019

    The dessert sauces all look great–If I had to pick, how about butterscotch?

  • lizkamerer  on  April 19, 2019

    I’ve never made macarons. I’m a little intimidated but I’d like to try

  • lizkamerer  on  April 19, 2019

    Ground Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

  • mpdeb98  on  April 20, 2019

    I've made macarons before. I would like to try the Natural Birthday Cake Artisan Flavor

  • vickster  on  April 20, 2019

    I have never made macaroons. I would like to try the dusting powders.

  • English_Daisy  on  April 20, 2019

    I have never made macaroons but this year told myself that they’re my next challenge! I bought myself a mat for valentines and now I need this kit & book!! Even my son (11) asked yesterday if we could make some soon…! I like the flavor gels idea, I think I’d try those first!

  • Sfz74  on  April 20, 2019

    Macaroons are so yummy. I really need to learn how to make them. Lemon would be divine.

  • dtremit  on  April 20, 2019

    I'd love to try the blood orange compound!

  • dtremit  on  April 20, 2019

    And no, I've always been scared to make macarons!

  • Lafauvette  on  April 20, 2019

    I have never made macarons before, so I would love the Mastering Macron gift set to get me started!

  • bookreadera  on  April 20, 2019

    I've made macarons, edible but not great.

    I'd like to try the peach extract, I've been trying to find a good one.

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  April 20, 2019

    Never

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  April 20, 2019

    Whole Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

  • RSW  on  April 20, 2019

    Yes – for my niece's wedding, time-consuming but not difficult.
    Any of the flavorings.

  • upstatemissy  on  April 20, 2019

    Though I have eaten macarons before, I have never made them myself, yet.

  • upstatemissy  on  April 20, 2019

    I would love to try the blood orange craft puree from Amoretti.

  • geoff@kupesoftware.com  on  April 21, 2019

    I haven't made macarons before, but I'd love to try one of the craft pureés from Amoretti

  • lmatz  on  April 21, 2019

    I have not made them.

  • BethPrice  on  April 21, 2019

    would like to try the raspberry flavor

  • Mrs. L  on  April 21, 2019

    I made macarons once, on a rainy day. Got feet but the crumbled badly. So need to try again.

  • Jenamarie  on  April 21, 2019

    yes, only once before.

  • Jenamarie  on  April 21, 2019

    pistachio flour

  • kmn4  on  April 22, 2019

    I have not made macarons before. My daughter and MIL tried, but they were…um…a little "off". LOL!

  • kmn4  on  April 22, 2019

    Violet Lavender syrup would be lovely in a cold glass of sparkling water!

  • skyejaden  on  April 22, 2019

    I have never attempted but would LOVE to!

  • lauraw192  on  April 22, 2019

    I have tried to make macarons at home and all 4 batches had cracked tops. I would like to try Amoretti’s raspberry natural flavouring.

  • Kellyr78  on  April 22, 2019

    I've never made macarons

  • itadakimasu  on  April 23, 2019

    No, but it is on my culinary bucket list!

  • EmilyR  on  April 24, 2019

    yes, I have… Pierre Hermé's and they were beautiful and excellent.

    I'd love to try the passion fruit compound.

  • Shelley.b  on  April 24, 2019

    I have never made macrons before, almond flour

  • LaurenE  on  April 24, 2019

    Once…

  • LaurenE  on  April 24, 2019

    Almond Paste

  • JJWong  on  April 24, 2019

    I've never made macarons but would love to try. I would love to try the natural passion fruit; the kids would love the birthday cake flavor.

  • ella1912  on  April 25, 2019

    yes they weren't brilliant!

  • Gussiecat  on  April 25, 2019

    I made some pretty pistachio ones ages ago!

  • tennyogirl  on  April 25, 2019

    pistachio paste

  • tennyogirl  on  April 25, 2019

    not yet

  • LABeachGal  on  April 25, 2019

    No, not yet! But I've always wanted to!

  • LABeachGal  on  April 25, 2019

    The Amaretti Biscotti Creamy Cookie Spread sounds delicious!

  • amylou61  on  April 25, 2019

    I've made macarons once. They tasted good, but weren't very pretty lol.

  • geoff@kupesoftware.com  on  April 26, 2019

    I cried making macaroon disasters once

  • ktpotat  on  April 26, 2019

    Nut and seed butter

  • inflytur  on  April 26, 2019

    I want to try one of their nut pastes, either chestnut or pistachio.

  • Kblg  on  April 26, 2019

    I have made and love making macarons!

  • Kblg  on  April 26, 2019

    I’d love to try the mango purée!

  • debbiehb  on  April 27, 2019

    I've not made macarons before. I'd like to try the Natural Birthday Cake Artisan Flavor.

  • edyenicole  on  April 28, 2019

    Yes, I have!

  • edyenicole  on  April 28, 2019

    I like their nut flours!!

  • threefourpfeif  on  April 28, 2019

    I have not…they seem challenging to make!

  • threefourpfeif  on  April 28, 2019

    I'd try their dark chocolate covered espresso beans

  • Sfgordon  on  April 30, 2019

    I used to make macarons pretty frequently but I haven't tried them for a couple years because they're rather time-consuming. That said, I would like to try them again now that I live in a drier climate and have a bit more time! I would also love to try the black sesame praline. Sounds very unique.

  • dbielick  on  April 30, 2019

    No, and would love the black cherry compound

  • jenmatt  on  May 3, 2019

    Red velvet chocolate macarons

  • ella1912  on  May 4, 2019

    yes

  • Dannausc  on  May 6, 2019

    No; raspberry craft purée

  • thecharlah  on  May 6, 2019

    No; Nut & Seed Butter

  • popoff  on  May 8, 2019

    Colette's chocolate macarons

  • popoff  on  May 8, 2019

    Never made them before – would love too

  • AnnaZed  on  May 10, 2019

    I have, and after many tries they were almost perfect.

  • AnnaZed  on  May 10, 2019

    Natural Purple Food Color Water Soluble

  • purviska  on  May 16, 2019

    I have not made them before

  • purviska  on  May 16, 2019

    nut flours

  • Taznjade  on  May 19, 2019

    The whole Madagascar vanilla beans, and I haven't worked up the nerve to try them yet but REALLY want to. The best macaron I've ever had was in Beverly Hills and I desperately want to make them now!

  • Scotsman61  on  May 21, 2019

    Yes, I have Made Macarons Before, Not very Successfully Though!

  • Scotsman61  on  May 21, 2019

    The Mastering Macarons Kit, Obviously!

  • cellenly  on  May 24, 2019

    passion fruit or the macaroon kit

  • cellenly  on  May 24, 2019

    No attempt yet, but my daughter and niece tried, and it was mostly okay. surprisingly, the worst part was their filling.

  • ShelleyXO  on  May 28, 2019

    I love trying to make macarons, perhaps the right flour will be my secret weapon!!

  • puddlemere  on  May 31, 2019

    I have made macarons before, and I'm interested in trying some of the different Amoretti flavorings.

  • brigs03  on  May 31, 2019

    No, i want to though. Would love to try almond paste.

  • Bakersdozen  on  May 31, 2019

    I have been intending to make them. Bucket list item. 🙂

  • mccowles  on  June 1, 2019

    I would try the Elderberry Blossom Edible Perfume Spray because it sounds so intriguing!

  • KarenDel  on  June 1, 2019

    I haven't attempted to make macarons yet

  • KarenDel  on  June 1, 2019

    I'd like to try their Natural Wild Strawberry Artisan Flavor

  • Greenrogers  on  June 1, 2019

    I've never made them before, but I'd really like to make them this summer. I'd like to try the lemon flavor.

  • auntietina  on  June 2, 2019

    I have never made macarons, but I'd love to try some flavored with Amoretti's passion fruit products. #Aloha

  • RickPearson54  on  June 2, 2019

    No and almond paste

  • eyreka  on  June 2, 2019

    I've never made these, but who knows what the future will bring

  • sequoia55  on  June 2, 2019

    Lots of cookies, but never macarons

  • josears  on  June 3, 2019

    I've tried them a couple of times.

  • eboogie  on  June 3, 2019

    I haven't yet, I admit I'm a little intimidated.

  • Caherrin8  on  June 3, 2019

    I have not made them before, but I love them so much! I'm quite sure with this kit that I could master them. I would definitely give it my best shot anyway. I love to bake!

  • orchidlady01  on  June 3, 2019

    I haven't made macarons before.

  • orchidlady01  on  June 4, 2019

    I would try the Natural Raspberry Artisan Flavor first.

  • Elve56  on  June 4, 2019

    I would purchase the ORGANOLICIOUS AGAVE NECTAR 3 PACK.

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