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.

96 Comments

  • riley  on  4/19/2019 at 2:50 AM

    Butterscotch Dessert Sauce

  • sarahawker  on  4/19/2019 at 9:23 AM

    I have not. They look intimidating!

  • sarahawker  on  4/19/2019 at 9:27 AM

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

  • matag  on  4/19/2019 at 10:31 AM

    Yes I have made macaroons

  • matag  on  4/19/2019 at 10:32 AM

    Rose Liqueur Flambe

  • twinreader  on  4/19/2019 at 10:39 AM

    Almond Paste

  • ksmith47406  on  4/19/2019 at 10:39 AM

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

  • ljskop  on  4/19/2019 at 10:40 AM

    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  4/19/2019 at 10:44 AM

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

  • vglong29  on  4/19/2019 at 10:55 AM

    Never made macarons before.

  • vglong29  on  4/19/2019 at 10:59 AM

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

  • jmay42066  on  4/19/2019 at 11:05 AM

    I have not, but would like too!

  • laffersk  on  4/19/2019 at 11:07 AM

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

  • laffersk  on  4/19/2019 at 11:11 AM

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

  • ravensfan  on  4/19/2019 at 11:13 AM

    I have been too intimidated to try making macarons.

  • ravensfan  on  4/19/2019 at 11:16 AM

    "European Style" Premium Blanched Almond Paste

  • jmay42066  on  4/19/2019 at 11:21 AM

    Whole Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

  • rchesser  on  4/19/2019 at 12:06 PM

    Yes and had only one success at it!!

  • rchesser  on  4/19/2019 at 12:15 PM

    Pistachio Ganache!

  • AngelNewsi  on  4/19/2019 at 12:34 PM

    Natural Cotton Candy Artisan Flavor

  • love2chow  on  4/19/2019 at 1:10 PM

    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  4/19/2019 at 3:17 PM

    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  4/19/2019 at 6:29 PM

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

  • lauriesk  on  4/19/2019 at 6:50 PM

    I have never made Macarons before.

  • lauriesk  on  4/19/2019 at 6:52 PM

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

  • ktwalla  on  4/19/2019 at 6:55 PM

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

  • ktwalla  on  4/19/2019 at 6:57 PM

    Pistachio Ganache sounds very good!

  • Puguppy  on  4/19/2019 at 7:03 PM

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

  • jr0717  on  4/19/2019 at 7:28 PM

    The blood orange craft purée sounds amazing!

  • Nancith  on  4/19/2019 at 9:29 PM

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

  • lizkamerer  on  4/19/2019 at 10:38 PM

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

  • lizkamerer  on  4/19/2019 at 10:48 PM

    Ground Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

  • mpdeb98  on  4/20/2019 at 6:36 AM

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

  • vickster  on  4/20/2019 at 7:25 AM

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

  • English_Daisy  on  4/20/2019 at 7:36 AM

    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  4/20/2019 at 9:24 AM

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

  • dtremit  on  4/20/2019 at 9:36 AM

    I'd love to try the blood orange compound!

  • dtremit  on  4/20/2019 at 9:38 AM

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

  • Lafauvette  on  4/20/2019 at 12:01 PM

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

  • bookreadera  on  4/20/2019 at 3:00 PM

    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  4/20/2019 at 3:27 PM

    Never

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  4/20/2019 at 3:28 PM

    Whole Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

  • RSW  on  4/20/2019 at 8:33 PM

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

  • upstatemissy  on  4/20/2019 at 10:41 PM

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

  • upstatemissy  on  4/20/2019 at 10:56 PM

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

  •  on  4/21/2019 at 4:57 AM

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

  • lmatz  on  4/21/2019 at 6:03 AM

    I have not made them.

  • BethPrice  on  4/21/2019 at 9:40 AM

    would like to try the raspberry flavor

  • Mrs. L  on  4/21/2019 at 3:57 PM

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

  • Jenamarie  on  4/21/2019 at 7:35 PM

    yes, only once before.

  • Jenamarie  on  4/21/2019 at 7:39 PM

    pistachio flour

  • kmn4  on  4/22/2019 at 9:05 AM

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

  • kmn4  on  4/22/2019 at 9:32 AM

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

  • skyejaden  on  4/22/2019 at 10:54 AM

    I have never attempted but would LOVE to!

  • lauraw192  on  4/22/2019 at 12:09 PM

    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  4/22/2019 at 2:40 PM

    I've never made macarons

  • itadakimasu  on  4/23/2019 at 6:10 PM

    No, but it is on my culinary bucket list!

  • EmilyR  on  4/24/2019 at 2:01 AM

    yes, I have... Pierre Hermé's and they were beautiful and excellent. I'd love to try the passion fruit compound.

  • Shelley.b  on  4/24/2019 at 7:09 PM

    I have never made macrons before, almond flour

  • LaurenE  on  4/24/2019 at 10:34 PM

    Once...

  • LaurenE  on  4/24/2019 at 10:38 PM

    Almond Paste

  • JJWong  on  4/24/2019 at 11:36 PM

    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  4/25/2019 at 6:40 AM

    yes they weren't brilliant!

  • Gussiecat  on  4/25/2019 at 10:20 AM

    I made some pretty pistachio ones ages ago!

  • tennyogirl  on  4/25/2019 at 1:17 PM

    pistachio paste

  • tennyogirl  on  4/25/2019 at 1:18 PM

    not yet

  • LABeachGal  on  4/25/2019 at 1:25 PM

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

  • LABeachGal  on  4/25/2019 at 1:26 PM

    The Amaretti Biscotti Creamy Cookie Spread sounds delicious!

  • amylou61  on  4/25/2019 at 2:51 PM

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

  •  on  4/26/2019 at 10:56 AM

    I cried making macaroon disasters once

  • ktpotat  on  4/26/2019 at 5:22 PM

    Nut and seed butter

  • inflytur  on  4/26/2019 at 6:16 PM

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

  • Kblg  on  4/26/2019 at 8:32 PM

    I have made and love making macarons!

  • Kblg  on  4/26/2019 at 8:34 PM

    I’d love to try the mango purée!

  • debbiehb  on  4/27/2019 at 3:41 PM

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

  • edyenicole  on  4/28/2019 at 11:57 AM

    Yes, I have!

  • edyenicole  on  4/28/2019 at 11:59 AM

    I like their nut flours!!

  • threefourpfeif  on  4/28/2019 at 8:48 PM

    I have not...they seem challenging to make!

  • threefourpfeif  on  4/28/2019 at 9:16 PM

    I'd try their dark chocolate covered espresso beans

  • Sfgordon  on  4/30/2019 at 1:15 AM

    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  4/30/2019 at 7:28 AM

    No, and would love the black cherry compound

  • jenmatt  on  5/3/2019 at 4:47 PM

    Red velvet chocolate macarons

  • ella1912  on  5/4/2019 at 2:49 PM

    yes

  • Dannausc  on  5/6/2019 at 6:31 PM

    No; raspberry craft purée

  • thecharlah  on  5/6/2019 at 9:49 PM

    No; Nut & Seed Butter

  • popoff  on  5/8/2019 at 2:47 PM

    Colette's chocolate macarons

  • popoff  on  5/8/2019 at 2:48 PM

    Never made them before - would love too

  • AnnaZed  on  5/10/2019 at 10:38 PM

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

  • AnnaZed  on  5/10/2019 at 10:49 PM

    Natural Purple Food Color Water Soluble

  • purviska  on  5/16/2019 at 6:31 AM

    I have not made them before

  • purviska  on  5/16/2019 at 6:33 AM

    nut flours

  • Taznjade  on  5/19/2019 at 10:48 AM

    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  5/21/2019 at 9:37 PM

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

  • Scotsman61  on  5/21/2019 at 9:38 PM

    The Mastering Macarons Kit, Obviously!

  • cellenly  on  5/24/2019 at 10:37 AM

    passion fruit or the macaroon kit

  • cellenly  on  5/24/2019 at 10:40 AM

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

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