Delicious Failure (French Macarons Take Two)
So, my second attempt at French macarons is even less aesthetically pleasing than my first. Bummer. My strawberry filling is too runny, they are once again hollow (frustrating) and I just barely got my macaron “feet.”
But can I just say … oh my gosh they are still delicious!
Here was my photo taking process: “Oh no, this one is too runny, I’ll just eat it (chomp) this one too (chomp),” and before I knew it I had eaten like five. Major diet buster.
The baking process started out well, I had perfect little mini circles and I made way less of a mess in the kitchen than the first time. I even got a digital scale (see how seriously I am taking this!)
And then . . . damn you Martha Stewart Wrap Foil and Parchment in 1! I literally screamed.
I fixed my next batch with heavy metal spoons on the ends of the parchment, but it looks like I will not be using this stuff again. What’s the point of parchment if you can’t make cookies with it Martha?
Some came out perfectly but several cracked. I resolved the situation by eating them before anyone could see.
My fiance asked me how many times I was going to keep trying to perfect these. I suppose I’m just obsessed enough at this point to keep trying until I get it right.
BTW these were raspberry cookies with strawberry filling. I had planned to call them Very Berry French Macarons, until they were renamed Delicious Failure.