Hey guys! You might not know this but I'm a huge dessert fan and I love to cook AND bake goodies for people and myself. That's why of course I had to make macarons! This is my THIRD attempt as I have not been satisfied with all my other attempts. My first attempt tasted good but didn't look the part, it was really lumpy and not smooth. My second attempt was with the Adriana Zumbo Kit and that failed so hard, my macarons were as flat as a pancake and hard like cookies. Finally this is my third attempt so I thought I'd share with you my tips on what helped. The macarons I made were not perfect but they have improved so much from my first attempt. The recipe I used was pretty good but just a warning, the shells are super sweet. I changed the filling to a strawberry ganache.
Click HERE for the recipe and video I used for my macarons. You can google up different macaron fillings to play around with!
You can see the edges are slightly brown and my blue macarons turned into a super light green because the pastel blue colour faded.
Overall I'm pretty happy with my 3rd attempt macarons however next time I will try the 'ribbon' batter by mixing it a bit longer so that it can draw a figure 8 easily without breaking to see if my macarons still turn out okay. Sadly, my oven is not very consistent in heat so I don't know if I'll ever be able to make macarons without slightly brown edges -_- but oh wells.. not much I can do. For beginners, I recommend to try the 'molten lava' batter first! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.