After yesterday I was determined to master them. I searched and searched the web, reading a million recipes and watching many videos. Finally I stumbled upon Bravetart and decided that I loved the way she wrote - she had me giggling out loud, AND I felt that I could follow what she had written. So I did - to the letter. ( well that's a slight fib, I halved her recipe amounts, but that's all I did differently) and yes, you really do whip those ( laid this morning!) egg whites for 10 minutes. Anyway, in three attempts, over 2 and a half years, I've gone from this...
Which, of course, was the most appalling disaster ever because not only did they look terrible, they also tasted awful.
To this, today!
Now call me anal, but this worked so well that I have scored a mark on our cooker to where the exact temperature was and have written down exact timings. 6 minutes, turn tray, 6 minutes turn tray, 1 minute, turn tray, 1 minute turn tray. Well, it worked!
And even though I do say so myself, they are the most flipping brilliant macarons ever!
They are plain shells with a marscapone and raspberry middle.
And now this!
I think I've got it!