Les Macarons Au Bailey’s Irish Cream

Good morning!  I have a new friend to play with in the kitchen, and he’s Irish!  Instead of making pate a bombe, we’re making zabaglione Tyler Florence style (replacing marsala with Bailey’s Irish Cream) as a base for our buttercream.

Yes, I am a Tyler fan.  You might have noticed.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened


  1. Bring a pot of water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Combine the egg yolks and sugar in a metal or glass heat-resistant bowl and whisk until foamy (I used my Kitchen Aid bowl for this).
  2. Set the bowl over the simmering water, without letting the bottom touch the water, and continue to whisk constantly.
  3. Gradually pour in Bailey’s Irish Cream while continuing to beat – don’t let it boil.
  4. Keep working-out that arm and whisk vigorously for a good 5 minutes, until the custard has doubled in volume and is very thick and yellow.
  5. Return mixing bowl to the stand up mixer and whisk until mixture cools.
  6. Add butter, one (1) tablespoon at a time until completely incorporated.
  7. Transfer buttercream to a pastry bag and pipe filling on macaron shells.

French Macarons with Bailey's Irish Cream, Moonglow Gardens
French Macarons with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Moonglow Gardens
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3 Responses to Les Macarons Au Bailey’s Irish Cream

  1. melissa says:

    YUM! YUM! YUM! I feel honored that this evening, we got to enjoy Annapet’s beautiful sampler jar of les petit macs. Picking a favorite was a difficult decision, I must say, as each had their own delicate delicious flavor –but we eventually ended up voting a couple of certain choices.

    Number one choice were the little Bailey’s Irish Creme bombettes, and at a very close second were the double decadent double espresso les macs grandes. (especially delicious with a sip of an old vine zinfandel from the santa ynez valley)

    beautiful presentation. delicious little clouds.

    please tell me when the shop is up and running!

  2. Lagunatic says:

    Hey, I gave you something 🙂

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