You see pictures of French macarons floating around everywhere, right? Well, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and make some myself!
Keep in mind that this is what macarons are supposed to look like.
I followed this recipe: French Macarons Recipe
These are the macarons that I made. Awesome, right?
The cookies didn’t really turn out right. While the macarons did form feet, they didn’t puff up, as you can tell. I’ve never tasted a macaron that wasn’t a fail, so I don’t know if the cookie part is supposed to be light and fluffy; but let me tell you, these macarons were crispy. And chewy.
We didn’t have a filling, so we kind of improvised with whipped cream. It tasted good, but it was weird . . .
The cookies were all shaped strangely, too. I just piped them onto a wax paper-covered tray without a guide to make them circles, so they all got elongated and stuff.
Some of them had swirls of blue food coloring in them, too.
I bet my macarons would have turned out better if I’d had almond flour and super fine sugar. Since I didn’t have those two ingredients, powdered sugar and ground up almonds were used instead.
Wow, that failed so badly xD
Have you ever made macarons?