Macarons ..... What In The World Could I Be Doing Wrong ?

Decorating By HayBabyCakes Updated 19 Jul 2014 , 9:40pm by MBalaska

HayBabyCakes Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 3:56pm
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AHello all! I've been trying macaron recipes for weeks now, different recipes, bake times, bake temperatures. Everything! I can not master these tasty little treats!! Does anyone have a recipe they are tilling to share with me? And possibly break down the process maybe I am doing something wrong ?

Thank you in advance !

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Kadesan Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 5:15pm
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Exactly the same thing I would love to know as well if anyone is willing to help please. Thank you!

radtech Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 5:37pm
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Have you tried the recipe from Jordan Winery?  It is an adaptation of Martha Stewart's recipe and it works everytime.  If you do a google search for Jordan Winery macarons you will find the recipe as well as a video which is fantastic.  Hope you have good luck, I love making these little gems.       BTW, I find that making the macarons the same size is the most difficult part of making them  so I printed on  my computer  several pages full of circles - the size I want my macarons to be and slip it under the parchment or silpat so you have a template to follow.  Good Luck!

Kadesan Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by radtech 
 

Have you tried the recipe from Jordan Winery?  It is an adaptation of Martha Stewart's recipe and it works everytime.  If you do a google search for Jordan Winery macarons you will find the recipe as well as a video which is fantastic.  Hope you have good luck, I love making these little gems.       BTW, I find that making the macarons the same size is the most difficult part of making them  so I printed on  my computer  several pages full of circles - the size I want my macarons to be and slip it under the parchment or silpat so you have a template to follow.  Good Luck!


Thank you so much Radtech and also for the circles template tip. Will definitely give that recipe a try :smile:

Rfisher Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 6:26pm
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ABraveTarts blog and Not So Humble Pie blog both were very helpful to me.

JWinslow Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 7:15pm
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I tried some of the above recipes and still had disasters. I was so tired of tossing expensive ingredients  I found this class by Richard Festen - followed it and have never had a fail since.  It does cost $20. but way cheaper than wasted macrons.

 

http://tv.cakemasters.com/pages/course/portal.aspx?courseid=35

 

I hope you find something that works for you :)

Dayti Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 7:55pm
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This document from Helene Dujardin at Tartelette is also worth a read: http://issuu.com/helened/docs/demystifyingmacarons

liz at sugar Posted 19 Jul 2014 , 8:54pm
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I second Dayti's suggestion of Demystifying Macarons by Helene Dujardin.  I use her recipe exclusively, and I made 700 this week, so I promise her method works!

 

The hardest part is figuring out your oven temp/time/fan speed.  I'm currently at 275 degrees on high convection for 12 or 13 minutes (Bakers Pride oven).  Nicely cooked with no discoloration.

 

Good luck!

 

Liz

MBalaska Posted 19 Jul 2014 , 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by HayBabyCakes 
 maybe I am doing something wrong ?

 

HayBabyCakes, I've only made them twice.  I borrowed a book from the Public Library:

I followed the instructions exactly, and I think that patience was the key.  It is an easy, but slow process.    A simply recipe with few ingredients, so the process must be the key.

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