Cow Macarons | Moo by Sharon Creech

August 22, 2017

Cow Macarons

Baked some Cow Macarons for National Reading Movement, featuring this month's read - Moo by Sharon Creech. While this is a children's novel, I enjoyed reading it on my recent trip to Perth. The heart-warming tale is a reminder that if we’re open to new experiences, life can be full of pleasant surprises.

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The story is about a family’s move from city to rural Maine, and how an unexpected bond develops between twelve-year-old Reena and a cow. Because it is told from the perspective of Reena, as an adult, it is a refreshing change to read with the lens of a child. I have forgotten the innocence of being a child and thinking like a child, and so reading the book brought me right back to my childhood.

The novel is also told in a way that blends poetry and prose, and plays with the typeface and spacing of words that brings the story to life by accentuating emotions. Hence, if you or your child is not much of a reader or gets easily distracted, then this book and its interesting design will keep you engaged.

I would recommend this book for both children and adults, and you can borrow it from NLB here.

View my previous National Reading Movement entry:



Cow Macarons
by Sumopocky

Yield: ~ 20 macarons

Ingredients
[For Macaron Shells]
Meringue: 70g of Egg whites + 90g of Castor sugar
80g of Almond flour
80g of Powdered/icing sugar
Food colouring: Black, Brown

[For Filling]
Click here to fill with your desired flavour!

Directions
[For Macaron Shells]
1. Make the meringue. In a bowl, beat the egg whites on low speed using an electric mixer until it is white and frothy (approximately 1 minute). Gradually add the sugar 1/4 at a time. When the first addition of sugar has completely dissolved (approximately 1 minute later), increase the mixer speed to medium and add until all the sugar has been incorporated. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. [Basic Macaron Tutorial Video]
2. Sift the almond flour and icing sugar to the meringue.
3. Begin macaronage. Using a spatula, start the macaronage process by folding and lightly scraping the top of the batter. Continue till the ingredients just start to combine.
4. Then, split the batter and continue to macaronage process, until you get a molten-like mixture and drips down like a ribbon when lifted. Transfer to piping bags.
Colour of Batter
Portion
Brown
Black
White
2.5 tbsp
1 tbsp
Remaining batter
5. Pipe out batter onto parchment paper. Please refer to video above for demonstration.
6. Let the shells dry in a non humid place or in an air conditioned room. You should be able to touch it gently with the tip of your finger without it sticking.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C for approximately 10 - 13 minutes.
8. Let shells cool before piping with filling. Enjoy!

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2 comments

  1. Wow!!
    'Cow Macarons' are really very interesting and delicious too. I have tried it myself. Its delicious. But I am sure about that my preparation was not good as much as yours. Anyways I like it and enjoyed its preparation also. I My kids like it very much. Usually they likes such recipes. Thank you.

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    1. Hi! Glad you like the recipe :) Thank you for leaving a comment!

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