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…