We Interrupt Our Knitting To Bring You…..French Macaroons

Although I have been knitting (and contemplating how different knitted fabric can look, depending on the size needles you use), I've interrupted this afternoon because I'm in love.  With these.


Whole Foods Macaroons.  We discovered them yesterday — at least a year behind everyone else in the blogosphere apparently.  They were delicious!  We split five among three of us and they were like eating little bites of heaven.

Of course I had to try to make some at home.  But, I didn't seem to have any of the right ingredients or equipment, so I MacGyvered a little bit.  I ground up some almonds to make the almond flower and used a ziploc bag with a hole cut into the bottom instead of a pastry bag and tip.  The green color is an homage to Ollie, whose favorite color is green.


Will they make it?  Will my swiss buttercream be passable?  Should I give up on trying to make these incredibly delicate sweets and return to my needles?  I'm hoping for a good result here, and, if I can settle on the right needle size, hope to have the start of a sweet little scarf to show you by midweek.