Monday, November 8, 2010

Rodriguez 2012

If I ever become President, I think I would host a Macaron Summit. I would invite the leaders of all the countries that we're having issues with (and hey, maybe I'll even invite our allies) for an afternoon of hot tea and macarons.

Oh, right. Didn't I say that I wouldn't talk about politics on my blog? Alright then, I'll just talk about my pumpkin macarons.

The city of Los Angeles has been going through a strange weather pattern recently. We've been experiencing a week of 90°+ weather, followed by a 20-30° drop in temperature and rain...lather, rinse, repeat. November hasn't been an exception to this see-saw pattern. Thanksgiving is a few short weeks away, but with the strange weather it's been difficult to get into the spirit of the holidays. Despite the fact that Costco has had Christmas trees on display since July, the 96° weather and my Southern California upbringing says it's really time to go to the beach and have a bonfire.

But this morning was a little different. Maybe it was the fact that it rained again, or maybe it was the ending of daylight savings. Even though it's still a bit warm, the strong winds and the crisp air outside just makes it FEEL like the holidays are around the corner. And indeed they are.

Anyway, Mactweets has just posted another theme for this month, and this is my second entry for the Mactweets "Falling for Macarons" round-up. What does fall mean to me? PUMPKINS!!! I'm sure you've noticed that it's been the flavor of the month for me. I had some leftover pumpkin in the what's a girl to do? Make macarons, of course!

Macarons with Pumpkin Custard

BEST MACARONS TO DATE. Instead of making a buttercream or cream cheese filling, I decided to go with a pumpkin custard. My mom makes amazing cream puffs (seriously, they're better than Beard Papa's), and so I stole her custard recipe and added pumpkin and spices to it. It could be that I love these macarons because they're reminiscent of my mom's glorious cream puffs - or maybe it's the addition of the pumpkin. Whatever it is, these macarons could bring world peace.

Rodriguez 2012. You heard it here first.

Happy baking, everyone :)


  1. Pumpkin custard? Oooh I love these! Could be quite a replacement for that old Pumpkin pie! Beautiful Fall macs and I think a Macaron Summit might, just might do the trick! Thanks for baking with us at Mactweets this month!

  2. Yum! These sound delicious, I will have to try them out, especially as my local supermarket stocks tinned pumpkin now (we couldn't get in the UK for ages!)

  3. Your macarons are picture perfect and I'm sure their taste matches their good looks! A Macaron Summit sure couldn't hurt, but with your macarons, not mine-ha ha!

    P.S. Is Beverly Hospital still in Montebello? That's where I was born:)

  4. Jamie - The custard tastes a lot like pumpkin pie filling especially after adding the spices, but it's much lighter! And of course, everyone at Mactweets will be invited to my Macaron Summit :)

    April - I can't imagine fall without pumpkin, so I'm glad you can enjoy it now :) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Sue - Yes! I was born there too! I was just there this morning for an appoinment. And no worries, I have a feeling you'll get successful macs soon! :)

  6. Wow pumpkin custard, bold but brilliant choice. As soon as all the world leaders are women I'm sure your macaron and tea summit will work a treat :)

  7. I am all about a macaron summit and WOW, yours are just lovely! Pumpkin custard. what a great idea.

  8. My spouse would be all over those! They look awesome!

  9. pumpkin custard! how clever! I have a love affair with custards and I bet adding pumpkin and spice would make me fall head over heels!!

  10. Have fallen for your fall macarons...pumpkin custard? How exotic and genius is that. perfect as they are pretty. Do remember to invite me to the mac summit...great idea!!
    Thanks for bringing these beauties to Mactweets!

  11. Thanks for the kind words, everyone! :)