So, dad’s operation went well and so I’m at home looking after him with Karl. I decided that this was the perfect time to set out and conquer the force that is know as Baking Macarons
Oh how smug I was because my previous experiments with macarons ended in VICTORY!
This time, this time.
I lost the battle.
I did however win the “THEY HAVE FEET BATTLE!?!?” …They are just a little bit spread out. A lot spread out, they look like what I feel like after running. Total and utter blah.
They look so perfect. Okay, so they aren’t perfectlyperfectly round but they are close enough. It was a downhill battle from here. (Damn macarons giving me false hope!)
The second half of the batch wasn’t much better either.
Smother everything in chocolate.
It works too, every time.
After all, pratically everything tastes better covered in chocolate sauce. (Apart from chicken feet and camels. Though, I haven’t tried that particular combination yet. )
As you can see by the above (and slightly funny picture of me).
Mistake number 1. I used fresh egg whites. My last few batches I left the egg whites sitting for at least 24hours.
Mistake number 2. I added the lemon essence straight into the almond meal + icing sugar mix. I have recently read that you should stir in the essence into the egg whites just after you beat it to the right consistancy and then add the egg whites to the dry mixture.
Ackwell. I’ll try the lemon macarons tomorrow.
If they don’t work then I’ll go back to my darling chocolate ones.
Oh! And shopping trip tomorrow. Hopefully this means new shoes to adore my feet!