Well people – the day finally arrived….the day to tackle my fears of egg whites and make macarons….
I do have to say for the first time making these little suckers, they turned out rather well and actually weren’t as finicky as I thought they might be! The only reason people might warn against making macarons, is because there is a HIGH chance you’ll end up eating them all yourself!
For my first time, I made basic chocolate macaroons following a great recipe from Flour & Butter. Much like her, I dove right in without the patience to temper my egg whites over a few days. However I learnt a few things while making these little babies that I will change for next time:
- Further ground the almond flour (I bought it at the bulk barn and could have used a bit more grinding)
- Purchase a flour sifter
- Try letting the egg whites sit for a few days
- Experiment with new flavours