Sophie Attempts to Make Macarons for the Fourth Time and Succeeds. Finally.

yes well that was a long title. Aptly named I do think.

During the mid year holidays I took the time to try and make macarons. However, with reluctance I admit I failed. A few times. They turned out flat. and brown. and stuck to the paper. It brought me great sadness. I didn't know what I was doing wrong. The online blogs talk about this mysterious macronage or whatever the only problem is that they do not show you what the mixture is supposed to look like. Very frustrating.

Mini macaron!!!

Then my prayers were answered. By Rosie. Rosie at work showed me this excellent visual aid as to how to make macarons. It was a simple recipe, no tricky ingredients, no rain dances and voodoo dolls required in the method. With faith, I gave the recipe a go and much to my delight, out of the oven came beautiful wee shiny, un-cracked domes of footed excellence.

excuse the dirty oven door

Ok I tested a few to make sure they came off ok.
I ended up cooking them for a wee while longer.

Oh what a nice foot you have!

It is here where I shall share this link with you today. I feel like such a resource should be shared with the world.

These macarons are very easy to make however you will definitely need an electric mixer (hand or stand is fine) to do this. You have to make a very stiff meringue.

All you need is:
4 large egg whites
1/3 cup castor sugar
food colouring
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 cup ground almonds
Icing for the centres.

See SUPER easy! :)

So here is the link to HowtoCookThat's Easy French Macaron Recipe and video tutorial. It is well worth the visit.

So this isn't really a how to of my own, its more of a check this out kinda thing. But regardless, take my word for it, these work out fantastically!



(Here is my first attempt back in the holidays. uugh haha)