French Macarons

Baking By elga1977 Updated 10 May 2015 , 12:58am by tastefullysweet

elga1977 Posted 7 May 2015 , 7:55pm
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I want to start doing this yummy cookies.  Can someone forward me a good recipe as well  as tips.

Thanks in advance

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Pastrybaglady Posted 7 May 2015 , 10:45pm
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This is a great place to start.  There is a link to a recipe in the post.  I've had more failures than successes with macarons but when I did have success it was with this recipe!  Below are the panda macarons I made from the recipe.  Sorry from this angle you can't see the feet, but they were beautiful!

tastefullysweet Posted 10 May 2015 , 12:58am
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Macarons - grrr.... We just moved from Germany to Canada, and I went from macaron master back to a complete rookie again! Macarons are not about the recipe, but the technique, consistency of the meringue and batter, and baking specifics. In Germany my oven had the heating element on the top, which works much much better for macarons, because it dries the top faster, and they grow upwards with beautiful feet. In Canada I have a standard bottom-heating oven, and it drives me nuts! My macarons crack, and don't rise as high, which never happened before. The conversion from 220W to 110W also doesn't work in my favour: I guess I'm underbeating the meringue now, because it takes much much longer to whip it nice and stiff at 110W! Anyway, just be prepared to spend a lot of time figuring them out. They are not hard to make, but there are a lot of factors that have to be just right! The failures are still tasty though, so it's not too bad ;)

This post helped me a lot when I was learning, and that's the recipe that works (or used to) best for me, for some reason I didn't have a lot of success with Brave Tart's recipe. Hope this is helpful!

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