Monday, September 1, 2014

Tea and Macarons

On a lovely day last week, our Granddaughter spent the day with us. We had two goals; one was to sort out my Mom's jewelry, which we did with admiration of her choices, and memories shared.
 Our second plan was to try our hand at making French Macarons. We had heard that they could be quite difficult, but both batches turned out very well.
Below, G'dtr completing the last piped circles of meringue
After they were baked and filled, we had a cup of tea, and sampled the delicate cookies.
Lemon buttercream:
---and blackberry
 
Tea cups are my wedding china, Foley Devonshire, and the tea pot is Aynsley.
 
Our hostess for the weekly tea time is Sandi. I would like to thank her for her inspiring and lovely posts each week, and for bringing together a fine group of tea time ladies. 

15 comments:

ellen b. said...

Looks like a lovely time you shared with your granddaughter! Those Macarons turned out beautiful!

Blackberry Lane said...

Precious time spent with your lovely granddaughter. Your Macarons are so delicate and pretty. I love your china and the tea pot.
Wishing you a nice week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, those Macarons look lovely, especially the blackberry. Love the pink, Millie! Such pretty china too. Making memories with your granddaughter is very precious. I'm glad you two got to bake some treats together and sample them too. Wish I could join you. Thank you for joining me for tea this week and enjoy the first week of September, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You gals did a great job on the macarons! I only made them once and they are finicky but oh so delicious!
Tea with a granddaughter (we have 4) is always a fun time for me too.

kitty said...

What special memories you made baking with your darling granddaughter, Millie. The macarons look beautiful and I'm sure you both enjoyed the fruits of your labor.

Deborah Montgomery said...

wow, those macarons look so pretty and very professional. The blackberry ones, especially, are a lovely color. My daughter and her cousin have fond memories of sorting through Grandma's jewelry, and playing dress up with it.
Lovely teapot and cups, Millie.

Lorrie said...

Your granddaughter looks like an expert in the kitchen. Yummy and beautiful macarons.

Michelle Haver said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your granddaughter! I hope she appreciates the time she gets to spend with you. I remember making cookies with my grandma all the time and how fun that always was :) The Macarons look delicious. Maybe you could post your recipe (if it's not a secret). Very nice pictures!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Millie, you all did a fabulous job with these! WO W!

xo

Sheila

Beth L. said...

Macaroon turned out so well!! And what a nice memory to have with your granddaughter.

Winnie said...

Those look so delicious. I have heard they were hard to, so I buy mine. I love lemon best, so I may give them a whirl sometime. Your table is lovely. Extra special with a granddaughter!

Snap said...

What a special time with your granddaughter! Lovely tea table with your handmade macarons ... they make my mouth water just looking at them! Happy Tea Day!

Mom Wald said...

You craft, you bake, you have excellent choice in china. You just might be perfect!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

How wonderful to spend time with your granddaughter, one of my favorite thins to do, too. I've never tried making macaroons, but maybe should try! Yours look perfect!
Blessings, Nancy

Carrie said...

Lovely macaroons! They are one my list of things to try and make. Maybe one day. They look so pretty with your wedding china. Have a great weekend :).