August 1, 2009

Macarons, macarons, macarons...

 
Ever since I took a tour of the Gerard Mulot bakery in Paris last summer I've been a bit obsessed with macarons. I'm not a novice baker but these things are definitely not easy to make; tempermental and finicky is an understatement. 

My first attempt at making them was Dec 2008 but the end product was kind of crap so I threw in the towel..temporarily. Over the last few months have gotten back on the horse and the results have improved after doing extensive research online. Who would have thought there would be hundreds of blogs about these cookies.

I can't explain the elation you feel when you finally get that first good batch...smooth, crispy outer shell and those little feet! Ever since then I've been trying to perfect the recipe and technique. It's still not 100% right, but I'm getting close. Just need to keep practicing.

1 comment:

  1. I can't explain the elation you feel when you finally hit a good golf shot... doesn't happen often though!

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