|Bright Pink Beauties!|
I am extremely happy to say that I made such progress today with this batch of macarons that I just had to share the bad and ugly along with the good.
Attempt #1: Cracked shells, No feet, and Hollow
Attempt #2: No feet and Hollow (Yay, no cracks!)
Attempt #3: No cracks, with feet but Hollow (Yay, no cracks and WITH feet!!!)
|1. Cracked, No feet and Hollow, 2. No feet and Hollow, 3. Hollow|
|Overmixed during Macaronage|
|1. Almost there, just a few more folds, 2. Too late, over mixed|
|No feet and Hollow|
|Look for firm, glossy peaks, but not stiff peaks|
|So excited to finally have FEET on my macarons!|
(1) Don't overmix during Macaronage,
(2) Don't over beat the meringue,
(3) Allow at least one full hour for the shells to rest before baking, and
(4) Allow shells to bake completely, don't rely on the timer.
The recipe that I used was from Not So Humble Pie and next time I am aiming for a perfect macaron and hopefully from each lesson that I have learned, I can finally achieve the greatness that is the French Macaron!