Well…the Macaron can be a humbling bake. 🤦♀️
I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull this one off as you might remember I have been without an oven for about 2 months. I thought these might be a stretch to pull off baking somewhere else.
Good news is, my oven finally came, and even though my macarons don’t look the part…they were delicious!
This was my second time baking macarons as we had previously baked them for our cookbook, Baking Chez Moi. I had some success that time as I got a smooth top and a decent foot. This time…ugh. Made them a bit smaller on my template by accident, so that wasn’t good and then my meringue was not smooth…which just makes things go poorly. My boiling sugar water just did not mix in well. I could just hear them in the tent on the Great British Baking Show, they would have started over…just didn’t have the room temp eggs to give it another go.
Soooo…I got some good lift, a good foot..but a weird top. I had already made the Spiced Cookie Filling with Biscoff cookies so I just went with it and hoped they tasted better than they looked. I figured my family doesn’t care what they look like haha.
These were a huge winner in the taste category! Everyone LOVED the spiced cookie filling. That seemed to be a true success…they raved about it. No one seemed to care what they looked like, although my husband did give a little chuckle.
Oh well…I will take that I got a great foot and the filling was a huge win! ✔️