So, this past Sunday, I had some people over to celebrate my friend, and her expected baby at her French themed baby shower! I didn’t take any pictures of the decor, or the games, or activities, or food, so you’ll have to just take my word for it that it was pretty fabulous. And I thought that for sure, at a French themed shower, there NEEDS to be macarons. And I consider myself to be a pretty decent baker, so I figured that macarons were something that I could make on my own.
Boy, was I ever wrong! I used 2 recipes, made 3 batches, and the one in the picture above was the only one that turned out.
My first batch, I read the instructions wrong and added the wrong thing first.
My second batch, I have absolutely no idea what went wrong.. until the part in the oven. I read somewhere else to only put in one pan at a time, and I put both in and then switched them halfway through. If I hadn’t done that, they probably would have been ok.
My third batch, with a new recipe, and I have to say the problem with this one was 100% the recipe. I am positive that the measurements were off. There’s a part where you fold the almond meal and icing sugar into the egg whites, and it’s supposed to be like molten lava. It immediately went solid, like cookie dough. I think that there was way too much almond meal/icing sugar for the egg whites. I blame the recipe!
At least they tasted ok… they just were NOT very cute.
Have you ever tried to make macarons?
How did it go?