French Macarons at Home
They say "the third time's the charm," and I was hoping it was true. After two days of macaron failures, I was bound and determined to get these cookies right.
Boy, was I in for a disappointment.
First, I believed that the day before I had overmixed my batter. I still believe that is correct, but in my eagerness to remedy the situation, on day 3, I undermixed the batter.
Behold my folly...
I sensed my mistake as I piped the batter, but hoped for the best as I prepared for baking. This time I kept the heat lower and used an actual oven thermometer instead of trusting what my oven told me.
Good news was that I was heading in the right direction. Bad news was that I was still a world away from the perfect macaron. I had feet, and sure these tasted good, but the browning was a problem, the lumpy batter was a problem, and while I was making progress I had now spent three days and didn't feel much better that I had day 1.
And by now, I was sick of pistachio...
Labels: Cookies, Macarons, Sweets