pink French Macarons

My grandmother’s Noritaki China Japan #5516 tea cup provides the backdrop to display this dainty pink macaron.  This is the first time I have added color to the batter.  The gel color was maroon.  I didn’t know how much to add; I should have added more to achieve the color on the bottle.

Nevertheless, the shells are pretty. The shells were transferred to the freezer and will be filled at a later date.

The batter is colored and ready to pipe

piped and drying

just out of the oven; I never tire of watching through the oven door for the feet!
Continuing to use this recipe, and adjust to my oven.
macaron #8

Saturday morning tea…

…something I look forward to all week…

Noritake China Japan 5516
I have given away my wedding china.  This I inherited from my ‘Granny Reeves.’
Discontinued Actual: 1954 – 1959

Pattern: 5516 by NORITAKE [N 5516]    Pattern #: 5516

Description: PINK ROSES,GRAY/BROWN STEMS,GRAY LINE