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Lesson in French Cookies

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Lesson in French Cookies

"Okay," Payard says. "Now I will show you how to bake them." After sliding the macarons into the oven, Payard shuts off the heat for a few minutes, then turns it back on to finish the cookies. "They turn brown if you leave the oven at the same temperature the whole time," he says. His emerge vividly pink.

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