Sunday, March 6, 2011

Feetless French Macarons

No, Feetless isn't a type of Macaron - it's a failed Macaron!!

Second attempt at French Macarons....

Grrrr.... these things are so frustrating!! My first attempt was such a failure, I didn't even want to admit that I made them, much less put them up on my blog.

Making Macarons is like trying to get three stars for a difficult level on Angry Birds! Seemingly impossible!! For a feel-y guess-y baker like me, the science annoys me to no end! But in order to make something so pretty, art wise and taste wise - I could not stop my Macaron baking itch.

Look at those flat little hockey pucks!! Grr.... I can't believe I'm still showing them off to you like this!!
I found the recipe on Not So Humble Pie. Now this lady has some mad baking skills. And she loves the science-y stuff too. She has studied and perfected her Macaron baking to be the Einstein of bakers!

Such a hopeful start... nice, rounded and capped

My batter came out quite nice and thick this time round. When piped out on a baking sheet, it capped rather nicely. However, while baking it - feet did not form (-_-") That is a frustrated face!

I was trying to explain to my brother about the cookies growing feet... but to non bakers, that sounds like crazy talk.

I found myself staring at my oven, willing my Macarons to grow feet! Grow FEET Damn you!!  GROW FEET!!! But, no amount of willing made it any taller. So, even though my macarons did puff a little more than it did the last time, I still have not managed to make a footed Macaron.... (>_<)!!! This is a VERY frustrated face...


I'm trying to distract you with the big pretty strawberries

Making Macarons takes time and patience... both I LACK!

If you're thinking, "This girl is cuckoo if she thinks those things are gonna sprout toes and feet and all that", well, this is what I mean by feet....

Image found online.
This is how a macaron should look like... See the crusty layer at the bottom of the nice rounded shiny cap? Those are the DAMN FEET that would not grow!!! 


5 comments:

Kankana said...

will you faint if i tell you i never had Macarons :) you rmacarons looks very cute and i think they look tall enough !

Vivien Lim said...

try again......there is always another try........ hehee

at least i finished it for you...
wasted you want to throw out of your condo.....

dont mind the shape...it tastes yummy still...pop one after another..with overdoze macarons....

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

looks good to me. i'd eat 'em! :)

My garden haven said...

Didytou see the shnauzer cupcakes advertised in amazon's Hello Cupcake? You should try makining them. So real.

D O M O ! said...

Hey Kankana... you'd faint too if i tell you I've never really bought a real one to try.. haha.. I really should though shouldn't I? For all I know, my macarons taste nothing like the real one.. lol!

Not Your Ordinary Agent, thats so sweet of you to say :D My friends finished it up for me (meaning you too Vivien) maybe just to stop me from moaning and whining... hehe

My Garden Haven... do u have a link? ;)