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Monday, April 16, 2012
MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT MACAROONS!
Saturday I made my first Macaroons. Well, first I must say that they do take a little time. After you have prepared everything and piped them onto a tray you have to let them sit for 1/2 an hour to set. They should feel a little firm, mine never did.
You have to tap the bottom of the tray to release the air bubbles, this apparently gives the Macaroon it's "foot". I did that but as you can see mine never got their feet. You also have to smoothe the tops with a wet finger so the Macaroon is smooth and glossy when baked. I did that but they were not glossy.
My Macaroons looked more like Whoopee Pies but I must say they were delicious. The had the crunch on the top and the soft centre and the ganache filling was heaven. I will not give up. I am planning to keep trying different recipes until I perfect the allusive Macaroon.
I am proud of my Canadian, Norwegian and British heritage, it greatly influences my art and the way I decorate my 235 year old farmhouse. I am a vegan earth mother living in Canada. My passion is my family, my furry darlings and my art. I do all that I can for the welfare of all creatures great and small. I live a life that I fill with magic, blessings and bliss for myself and my loved ones.