The stars aligned, the best macaron I have ever made

Those who have attempted macarons know they are simple in ingredients required.  The steps are simple when described.  However, there are relatively finicky when it comes to the execution that causes the texture to have great variance. This seems to be part of the appeal for me.  The challenge to perfect these steps and ingredients to get the beautiful macaron.

As many batches as I have made, here is the first and only one that I would say is near perfect.  I present my blueberry curd lemon shell macaron.

Blueberry Lemon macarons

Blueberry Lemon macarons


What did I do differently? I really am not sure. This only fuels the fire to continue to make them.  More to come about these, but I wanted to share this moment of bliss.