Thursday, May 15, 2014

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.  

Nonetheless I carried on and attempted to pipe them into the perfect little circles that everyone expects from the treat. Instead, this is what I created. (I ate one as you can tell, It was still pretty dang good.)
At this point I decided that icing them would not be necessary and that this would be an excellent place to call it quits for my first attempt. I’ll try again this weekend, only this time with an electric mixer.

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 soufflĂ©.

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.

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