Lesson in French Cookies

Jason Wu succeeded in designing a gown for the First Lady. His next goal: learn to make macarons. His teacher? Pastry genius François Pay...
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Lesson in French Cookies

Payard turns on his standing mixer to whip the meringue. Wu asks if he can use a handheld mixer at home. "Sure," Payard says. "Just don't overbeat the egg whites." Payard pours hot sugar syrup into the fluffy whites, turning them glossy and sleek. Then he helps Wu fold them into the macaronade, turning the bowl with his left hand while working the spatula with his right.

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