out of practice

It’s been ages since I’ve been in the macaron kitchen.  And boy, oh boy, am I out of practice!

On a recommendation from my brother, I have been keeping an eye on a baking blog.  The post about the super adorable bee macaroons had a step by step that alerted me to something I’ve been missing.  So I swaggered into the kitchen figuring that I would conquer the last step and knock macaroons off the project list.

But no.  I poured the syrup too slowly and it cooled, I made the batter too wet and it put it in before it was dry so they cracked, and I selected a weird combination of flavours that I thought would taste like a chocolate cranberry cheesecake.

We’re not off the list yet.

But thanks to Cake Crumbs, I’ve finally got the right shape and no longer puffed up like little acorns…

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