Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How about some French Macarons...a painting a day - 2010 - #011

Hi Everyone....

I am so thrilled to be on schedule with this fun project for 2010...A painting a day...all year long is my goal......Today's painting is a tribute to the French Macaron...a cookie that is almost like art....very unique and very simple in ingredients....but can be a little hard to make...these are so much fun to try and to bake ....

excerpt from Wikipedia.....

The confectionery is characterized by its smooth, domed top, ruffled circumference, and flat base. Connoisseurs prize a delicate, egg shell-like crust that yields to a moist and airy interior. The French macaroon differs from other macaroons in that it is filled with cream or butter like a sandwich cookie, and can be found in a wider variety of flavors that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate) to the exotic (foie gras, truffle). Making macarons requires a great deal of discipline and is a process that is highly dependent on exactitude, technique, and proper equipment. For this reason it is a notoriously difficult recipe to master and a frustrating endeavor for the amateur baker.

I am submitting this to the Crazy Amigo Challenge this week...the theme is "Postcards" and these would make a fun postcard....and I love getting postcards from France and all over the world....

Happy Tuesday!

Hugs
Diana

15 comments:

marianne said...

you know I admirw your goal!!!
This is a wonderful one again!
You never have to wonder what topost only what to paint......

Anneke said...

this is very beautiful work and so original

Manon Doyle said...

I love it when you paint food.....yum! Looks delish Diana! Yes.... these are quite good!

xo

Yvonne said...

WOW, what a unique and creative postcard, Diana!

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Like any perfect work of art, it is difficult to make. These look delectable! Have you tried making the real deal yet, Diana? Because you are by no means an amateur baker. :) Have a wonderful day sweetie!

Deborah said...

Oh Diana, thank you for continually supplying treats that I can have! Zero Points on Weight Watchers!!! The chocolate raspberry was my favorite.
♥ ♥♥ Deb

Diana Evans said...

Thank you everyone!!! your visits always make my day!!!

LiveArt said...

Yummy, I'd love to taste one of those :) Love your work!!

Linda

Jenea said...

oooooooOOO! lIKE I understand, - from this your picture, will be make, one postcard???

When I look on This beautiful hamburger, I remember, one seria from one of the Awesome Nikolodeon's cartoon- maybe you know?- Spange Bob!!! ;)

There, Spange tried to make colour hamburger, for sale! You remember it!!??? :)

Diane said...

They look good enough to eat, for sure! You are just so creative & I always love popping by to see what's new. You never disappoint!
xoxo Diane
Tell my little munchkin "hello"

Marie S said...

Yumm those look delicious!
Thank you Diana!!!
Have a wonderful 2010. I know you will make the best of it.
I am so grateful for you and being able to do this together too!!

Jenea said...

Hihihi!!! I have seen that you with Cole, are the big fan of Spange Bob!!! Like me!!! :)))
The invitation is very funny and Awesome!!! I like it so much!!! ;)

I think that i live far away from you, through Ocean! I read that this French Macarons is very delicious!! It's so bad that in my country we don't have it!!

Bon appetite! =)

Sweet-Lemmon said...

This is wonderful! It would be a really lovely postcard:)

Nicola said...

Yummy!!! What a great painting they seem to pop right off the page!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh yummy diana!
i just love your new painting!
i can tell you are having so much fun!
xoxoxo

 
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