October 28, 2012

Salted Caramel Macarons!

I tried my hand in making macarons today! I finished all the things due for tomorrow and decided to bake. I thought it'll only take me about an hour or so but boy did it take up my entire afternoon. I really planned on making macarons since I've been itching to use the turquoise food coloring I bought on my last trip to the baking shop. We finally bought a bag of almond  meal and I was set to go.

I've heard a lot of people say that making macarons is such a tricky thing and I've always been all mehhh about it. I originally was just going to make plain macarons then I'd wing the filling but after my sister told me to make salted caramel ones, I googled an easy recipe and voila I did it.

Separating egg whites from egg yolks is so fun

They say that the key to making perfect macarons is to follow directions perfectly. So I pulled out on all the stops and used a weighing scale and a blender and used different bowls for each ingredient hehe. It made me feel like I was in a cooking show hihi.

Beating the eggs and sugar made my arm hurt. So. Mucho.

Perry derping and keeping me company

Food coloring/flavoring stash

I had to manually stir in the almond meal + icing sugar mixture into the egg whites and sugar thing plus the food coloring huhu

Ooh la la

The stupid icing bag and my stupid pock mark

I love stubborn batter that would not and could not be scooped anymore wee o wee
I wuv it

Happy halloweenieeeeeeee
I had such a hard time with the icing bag since the hole was too small. I also burned an entire tray since apparently the fire was too hot huhu. I seriously thought the entire macaron thing would be a failure but..it wasn't!!! The two remaining trays were a-okay. They were failures but they were mine joke what HAHA. They din't achieve the whole swollen thingy and they were flat but they were so goooooooooooood.

They tasted like honey stars and tikoy and suman and like salted caramel! It was so cool since I thought the recipe I used was a dud since there weren't any salt in the ingredients but I realized that the saltiness came from the butter frosting ahhhhh. It's really good tho it's such a shame I was only able to make a few. Oh well hehe. 

Yay for masci classroom green macarons

I'll make it a point to perfect this in the coming months hehe so I can be all regal and eat mah macarons and drink tea and behead people.....................................................

recipe source



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