Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Macaron Fail

A few weeks back, Margaret and I attempted to make French macarons. She has successfully made them at least once before, and I had never had one! (Technically still have never had one...but we'll get to that).


First step was to find a recipe. We found one via the ever helpful Google search and set to work! We decided to make the cookies with green coloring, and make a white chocolate raspberry filling. It called for "high quality raspberry jam," but all we had was Smuckers...that's high quality, right?

 

Making the meringue was actually pretty fun. Once it was made, I did all the folding and whatnot :) I'm sure you've picked up from the title that the cookies didn't turn out. I don't know what we did wrong. Apparently macarons are super finicky, and hey this was my first time!
  


There they sit...while we still had hope that they would turn out. The filling was DELICIOUS! I basically just peeled the weird remnants of cookies off the paper and dipped them into the filling. It was pretty tasty. I'd love to try making them again sometime, but it was a pretty time consuming venture. I just hope Margaret will try again with me! I need the moral support with these things...

5 comments:

hellocheri said...

BAHAHAHA! Embarrassing. But yes yes of course we'll try again soon! Can't let them get the best of us...

Hollie said...

I made them for Emma's birthday last year. It took me two batches to even get it down, and then only half of the second batch was pretty enough to serve. They're hard!

cb said...

hey, you live and you learn. at least you tried and the filling was yummy! try and again, i know you will get it!
xo,
cb

alicia said...

i love macarons, but am terrified to even attempt to make them! at least you tried - A for effort! :D

Polly Bland said...

yum! they look so so good!!!

love, polly :D