I am speechless. I did it. I made macarons that were not horrible. That were cooked through and didn’t stick to my parchment paper (note to self: must invest in a few Silpats…). I will admit, I made an attempt last night, and although they looked perfect, they were far from it.
The golden color is not added, it’s due to me slightly overcooking the macarons. Hey, it was my sixth attempt – or wait, was it my fifth? – well let’s just say I’ve tried this a time or two already and failed each time almost more miserably than the last. But something we running through me today that gave me the will to make them again.
And I did and I could not be happier with the results. I did try my own spin on it… I made the basic recipe (I follow Tartelette‘s recipe – hers is the only one I’ve attempted that’s worked for me. Just go to her site and search for “macaron”. She is a complete genius when it comes to flavour combinations.) with a twist. I took out part of the almonds and added in walnuts instead. It gives it a bit of a different flavour to it. Inside I made a Banana Buttercream Frosting.