Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Daring Bakers :Macarons

The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.

My macarons were tasty, but a failure as macarons. They were moist, chewy, lumpy, flat and had no feet.

I am going to do these again with a few changes
  • Grind the almond flour finer (mine was a meal consistency, straight from the store)
  • Double sift the almond/sugar mixture
  • Beat the eggs slower so less bubbles form
  • Fold the beginning of the 'macaronage' stage harder to get rid of extra bubbles
  • Let the cookies dry longer before baking.
These things should solve the issues my cookies went through.


Judy K said...

but did they taste good?

Anonymous said...

I had mixed results as well. Some good, others not so good (though I;ve gained at lest 5lbs eating all the failures). I think I will try some of your suggestions. I aged my egg whites and left them out to dry but I will try a slower beat next time. They taste good all the same....