Sweet. Soft and crunchy. Gooey insides yet light as air. Heavenly bliss.
I thought: Why not try and bake macarons? You only live once. Plus, how hard can they be?
Well, kinda tricky I guess, but not all THAT hard. I invited my pretty friend, Petra, to come over for a baking adventure. And you know what? I think we did pretty well. We're determined to perfect and hone our macaron baking skills. Because sometimes you just need pretty cookies in your life.
Well, at least I do.
We baked three trays in all. Our first tray cracked and collapsed mostly. Our second, we switched things up a bit and had more success. Our third tray was picture perfect.
We baked a raspberry cookie and made a raspberry buttercream filling. Divine.
I searched the internets high and low for a recipe that I felt comfortable trying and landed on this one. It's excellent. The recipe worked out well for us and there are GREAT troubleshooting articles on the website. Brilliant!
Pretty pretty Petra
It CAN be done, folks!
Go on, give it a try. Conquer your baking fears.
Edit: I posted a link to recipe in the blog post, but a lot of people have been asking me for the recipe...
For those of you that missed it the first time: