Mastering the art of the French macaroon is a skill that many wish to acquire. I myself have decided that this delicious sweet, which is both appetizing to the pallet as well as the eye, is the quest in which I should set myself upon. Here I would pleasantly describe my day of baking macarons if it hadn’t turned out to be a disaster. While it is notably one of the most difficult recipes to make I must admit that I thought everyone was making a bigger deal out of them than they should be.As you can see from the picture below I decided that wine would be a necessary part to the French baking experience. What I didn’t know was that I should have invested less into the wine and more into an electric mixer. As it turns out muscles that are unfamiliar with the gym are not well equipped to create a flawless meringue.
Things I learned:
1. Buy less wine so I can afford an electric mixer.
2. The French have too much time on their hands.
3. This blog is going to make for a very long adventure.
4. I should have fought for the soufflé.
5. Why did I think I could learn new things?
6. I can’t make macarons…yet… but I can still make a darn good frozen pizza.