25 Days of Baking: Day 23
This is by far my biggest baking challenge–the French macaron. I was sure that I would fail and have nothing to post on my 23rd day of the 25 Days of Baking. There are so many things that could go wrong… the macarons could fall flat or crack, the flour isn’t sifted enough, the eggs are under whipped or over whipped. The list is endless.
To my surprise, they turned out okay, not perfect, but certainly better than expected. I must have read “How to Make Macarons: 10 Tips and Warning” at least a dozen times. I was determined to conquer the French macaron. After memorizing each tip and warning, I started my mission. Two hours later I was smiling ear to ear, my Christmas macaron recipe worked!
Now that the cookies were baked I could decide on a festive meringue filling. I had so much adrenaline rushing through me that I decided to make two–egg nog and peppermint. I have included the recipe for the cookies and both fillings. I suggest reading all articles related to this post if you want your French macarons to be a success.
“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
Christmas macarons recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
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