A Macaron Tutorial

A simple guide for making the perfect macarons. 

A Macaron Tutorial

Today I almost lost my mind.

Macarons can do that to a person. I grew a few grey hairs and gained about 10 pounds from all the taste testing … it was a hardship. I scared my dog (and actually my family too) with all the egg white beating and air bubble whacking. But five batches (that’s ~450 cookies) later I figured out my problem … besides being a totally obsessive perfectionistic fool. The last few days my macarons have been coming out really hollow with a crispier shell… and that’s just not acceptable … they taste pretty much the same but the important thing was that I knew they were wrong and that is the unacceptable part.

I don’t want you other obsessive perfectionistic fools to suffer the gray hairs, the extra 10 pounds, and a whole day of wanting to throw your spatula through a window … that sounded super lame, didn’t it? … so I’m going to give you a few pointers on succeeding with your macarons! I’ve given some tips and pointers in my macaron recipe posts but I thought I’d combine them into one “Skill Work” post… so some of this might be repetitive from the other posts. (more…)