HISAKO OGITA I LOVE MACARONS PDF
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I Love Macarons, renowned Japanese pastry-maker Hisako Ogita brings her extensive experience to the art of baking macarons with fully illustrated foolproof . But despite all that, I followed the instructions for the basic vanilla macaron in I Love Macarons (Amazon), by Japanese pastry chef Hisako Ogita. I Love Macarons by Hisako Ogita, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. I Love Macarons by Hisako Ogita. Cute-as-can-be, buttery macarons capture the whimsy and elegance of Paris, where they’re traditionally served with teaor wrapped up in ribbon to give as a gift. But the secrets of making perfect macarons have long eluded home bakersuntil now! In I Love Macaronsrenowned Japanese pastry-maker Hisako Ogita brings her extensive experience to the art of baking macarons with f Cute-as-can-be, buttery macarons capture the whimsy and elegance of Paris, where they’re traditionally served with teaor wrapped up in ribbon to give as a gift.
In I Love Macaronsrenowned Japanese pastry-maker Hisako Ogita brings her extensive experience to the art of baking macarons with fully illustrated foolproof step-by-step instructions. This charmingly designed guide is sure to have pastry lovers everywhere whipping up these colorful confections at home, using ordinary baking equipment and simple ingredients to create myriad flavors of perfection.
Paperback80 pages. Published November 11th by Chronicle Books first published September 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about I Love Macaronsplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 13, Stacy rated it liked it. This is the cutest cookbook alive.
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As a fan of well-designed books and good food photography, I would buy it and keep it for this reason alone. However, on a practical level, its loaded with mistakes. There are typos galore. Some of the errors are just misplaced punctuation, but macraons are incorrect measurement conversions. More importantly, I don’t think the recipes were tested with what’s available in American stores and prepared in American kitchens. The ingredients section call for macarosn This is the cutest cookbook alive.
The ingredients section call for cornstarch-free powdered sugar; I found this difficult to locate, and I live in San Francisco. Also, you’ll notice in the macaron-baking section, our home pastry chef slides her baking pan in macaroms Japanese-style oven the size of a big toaster oven. I’m sure that baking in a larger American-style oven, which may be gas-powered, would require different baking instructions.
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Having made my first batch, it wasn’t a total loss. The buttercream recipe was fine, and the cookies tasted great, though they looked like rejects thrown in the back dumpster of Pierre Herme. So, macrons sum up, this book is great for inspiration, but find your macaron recipe elsewhere.
The pictures are pretty, the ideas are great, the recipes are flat-out wrong. I haven’t had a chance to confirm that the recipes use too much egg-whites, but I wouldn’t be surprised because our first batch was too runny.
Everything plumped pove and I even had pied-feet and was feeling great Not really, but they WILL smell like burned popcorn. That was quite the bummer and meant that I had to guesstimate how long to cook the next two trays, and it ended up being a bit of a mess. The recipe seems to be ogitaa to get your sugar-water mixture to the soft ball candy stage, but 4 minutes in the microwave which is the STARTING point given, with more time added “as needed” ended up in a caramel that was practically black.
And subsequent tests with the microwave convinced me that the line between soft ball stage and hard thread stage is too fine to try to achieve in my microwave. So that’s a huge disappointment. I think this book is pretty, the pictures are lovely, and in terms of talking you through the theory of macaroons and the available flavor combinations, there’s a lot of good material here.
But in terms of, you know, actually making the cookies, this book is worse than useless because unless you read the reviews, you’ll go into this trusting the book and end up with burned cookies and burned sugar. A lot of effort with nothing to show for it.
Two stars because no matter how pretty the book is, someone should have tested the recipes before publishing this edition. Before you read this book: You have to note, that the book published in Japanese inthen translated to English, and published in America in So that, some American readers also readers from other countries, such as Canadian Japanese cooking measurements are different from the United States.
In Japan 1 cup is ml and they use a rice cooker cup, ml ,when American 1 cup is ml. And Japanese recipe a Before you read this book: And Japanese recipe and some other countries in the East tend to weigh solids, such as flour or sugar, in grams, instead of measuring it by volumes, like Americans.
There is a note in the first pages about other measurements, please read it carefully before you start making Macarons.
I think the problem is my oven I will try and try till I can do it View all 4 comments. Dec 28, ellen rated it liked it. Can’t wait to put this cute little book to use. Dec 28, Ehrrin rated it really liked it Shelves: Got this book as a xmas gift from both Megan and Ellen! Gave Ellen’s copy back to her so we can engage in some macaron-making together! Jan 27, Kat added it. French Macaroons are amazing. The step by step in this book was perfect. May 22, Gina Tackett rated it it was amazing. I have always wanted to make macarons.
I think they are one of the most delicious cookies EVAH!!! However, they can also be pretty pricey. My mama always said if you like something. I believe with this step by step cookbook I can conquer this cookie.
She breaks it down to the simplest steps and also adds what could go wrong and explains why it did so and how you can fix it in the future. I cannot wait to get the supplies and try my hand at this. Feb 14, Diana rated it liked it Shelves: I like how blog postish these recipies seems. The Japanese elements are charming and flavour combinations sweet and interesting. The formatting for the ebook was off on a lot of pages, such that full page images didn’t show.
Also, the presentation of recipes were inconsistent. When it came to food colouring, for instance, in some cases the amounts were stated, in others they weren’t.
Also, “add more of this than” just doesn’t do it when it comes to baking recipes. Accuracy and precision are key. I think it’s important to note that this recipe books was t The formatting for the ebook was off on a lot of pages, such that full page images didn’t show. I think it’s important to note that this recipe books was translated from Japanese to English.
That probably accounts for some of the awkward and weird diction and expressions. The book also has a very cutesy feel. Not my preferred style at all but anyone who is into Japanese culture or cute stuff in general will be charmed by this book. While I wouldn’t use this book for the recipes in themselves, it seems that the book would be useful as a source of inspiration.
There are a lot of flavour suggestions for the biscuits and cream fillings alike, and also for the combinations. Another important chapter is the one on troubleshooting failed macarons.
Packaging ideas, serving suggestions and extra recipes for left-over egg yolk can be found in it as well. Overall, putting together all these chapters proves how much thought has been put into this book. However, the formatting and the actual recipes did leave more to be desired. Jan 24, Netts rated it it was ok. Beautifully styled and photographed but fails on so many practical levels: I could go on but the most obvious failure will be right in front of your face: Which is no big disaster if you’re en enthusiastic amateur but is a bit of a problem if you write a book on the subject.
The overall impression I got was that a well-meaning but clueless Japanese housewife somehow stumbled into a book deal just as macarons were becoming the next big trend and was lucky enough to have a great photo styling team to cover up her lack of substance. It IS an adorable book from an aesthetic point of view but don’t waste your time taking it into the kitchen. Jun 13, Rebecca added it. As someone who enjoys baking and recently made some lemon macarons I was curious to see what this book had to say and if it provided any decent tips that would help me to perfect my art so to speak.
The pictures in this book are so pretty.