A blade shines in the darkest of the nights
The last time I tried making these little precious and oh-so-trendy macarons, I failed so badly. The recipe looked so simple yet they all turned out as flat as pancakes - well, even pancakes have a little hump. Since then, it has been on my mind to concur it.
A few months ago, I read several blogs having a lot of success with their macarons ... that only made me want to make it work. In the midst of our move, I had forgotten all about it until I saw someone posting again about her macarons. Finally on Thursday evening, I gathered my courage and decided to take the plunge. I followed the instructions given in Bernice's Baking Journey blog. I sat looking at my oven window like an anxious yet excited little kid .... then suddenly, within a minute or two ... I saw my precious macaron's feet started to grow ... I couldn't believe my eyes and got all excited and jumping up and down shouting to Pierre 'I think we got macarons this time!'. Of course anything could still go wrong ... so I kept crossing my fingers and hope everything turned out all right.
Dear readers, may I present you my very first chocolate macarons. Aren't these babies beautiful?
I'll have a macaron recipe soon here, but I want to do something more exotic than plain chocolate and need to experiment further with the filling.
PS: Speaking of filling, I'm still looking for a nice and light one. Anyone knows of a good ganache recipe?