This past weekend, I challenged myself to FINALLY try making macarons. I looked for a recipe online and ended up picking this one from Food Network. I combined the recipe with some tips from this Tasty video I saw on Facebook:
I followed the recipe from Food Network very closely, and just used the tasty video as a reference point on how to properly mix the batter.
A few learning points from my first attempt:
- You can make your own superfine sugar with a food processor, but it’s probably not worth the time.
- I tried parchment paper and a silicone baking mat; the batches on the parchment paper stuck and consequently broke while the batch on the mat came clean off. Definitely worth it.
- Don’t over flow your piping bag. It was a mess and dripped all over my hands and the counter.
I am excited to try making them again. I followed the recipe for the Almond-Raspberry cookies and they were amazing. I forgot to grab food coloring though so my shells were a plain cream color. I was surprised with myself that my first attempt even resembled macarons!
Unfortunately I didn’t take a very nice picture of them, just a shot of them in a box:
Next time I will take pretty pictures, and remember food coloring 😉
What’s your favorite macaron recipe? Let me know in the comments below!