Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival with Festive Macarons (中秋節快樂 + 中秋馬卡龍!)

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival with Festive Macarons (中秋節快樂 + 中秋馬卡龍!)   http://uTry.it

Today, September 8th, is the Mid-Autumn Festival!  The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Moon Festival or 中秋節 in Chinese.   It’s a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese, dating back over 3,000 years.  The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around mid to late September in the Gregorian calendar.   The moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake, of which there are many different varieties.  Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of the traditional Mooncake.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival with Festive Macarons (中秋節快樂 + 中秋馬卡龍!)   http://uTry.it

Fortunately, I’m a big fan of French Macarons, and love playing with my food!  So, I made these Mid-Autumn Macaron (中秋馬卡龍), to celebrate the occasion.  I decorated these Macarons with the traditional Mooncake decoration patters and wordings such as these and these, with a little melted dark chocolate.    

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival with Festive Macarons (中秋節快樂 + 中秋馬卡龍!)   http://uTry.it

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you like these Mid-Autumn Macarons.  I wish you all a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, 中秋節快樂 and 人月兩團圓.  As this is the time to gather with the family and loved ones to enjoy the beautiful full moon and each other’s company.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival with Festive Macarons (中秋節快樂 + 中秋馬卡龍!)   http://uTry.it

11 comments:

  1. These are better than mooncakes :-) You are so creative, Amy. They are gorgeous.

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  2. Those cookies are creative and devour- able! xx

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  3. Love these macarons Amy! They look absolutely adorable and so so pretty! Hope you have a happy Mid Autumn Festival :)

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  5. I miss hopping over here, Amy. Love our Mid-Autumn Macarons!


    Peachy from <a href="http://www.thepeachkitchen.com>The Peach Kitchen</a>

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  6. The moon is gorgeous now and my son is enjoying its beauty in Shanghai!

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  7. Happy Belated mid-Autumn festival. How cute are your little moons! Moon cakes with every flavor and kind this year around HK but none as cute as yours. Take Care

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  8. These are wonderful and I'm sure, super delicious! Your kids must have adored them!

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  9. Happy Belated mid-Autumn festival! What a great idea to turn macarons into moon cakes!

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