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06 April 2013 @ 04:14 pm
Adventures in Baking Part V  
Since I arrived home I have been baking biscuits faithfully every weekend. I made some great chocolate chip ones and some nice ginger drops, but I got lazy and stopped documenting them. Today, I was asked to make macaroons and I knew this was going to be a spectacular failure so I photographed it. They turned out very thin, but okay after all!

Here's the ingredients class picture. Please note the margarine, that doesn't appear in this recipe at all.

Whip the shit out of three egg whites until they go all peaky, like so.

Beat in a cup of castor sugar. Or it might be half a cup. Whatever looks good. When that's done, sift in 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup? of icing sugar and .... oh yeah, a cup of almond meal, or crushed almonds. Fold into the eggs and sugar mixture in three batches.

Now, you're supposed to use a piping bag to do this part. I'm sure it makes the macaroons heaps better and certainly not flat like mine. But that's also a lot of fucking around, and lol yeah like I'm going to manage a piping bag full of chocolate with any measure of grace. So I just spooned it on, about 4cms round and 2 inches apart. This needs to sit for about 30 minutes. Idek why. I only waited 20 and then put it in the oven at 150c for 25 minutes, which was about 5 minutes too long.

While you're overcooking the macaroons, make the filling by bringing 1/4 cup cream to the boil and adding in 150g of chocolate chopped up finely. Mix it up and stick it in the fridge.

Macaroons should look like this. Wait. Am I spelling macaroons right? Oh idec.

Match up like-sized candidates and spread one of them with your chocolate cream. Put the lid on. YER DONE!
Atanoneatanone on April 6th, 2013 09:46 am (UTC)
ohh,look sooooo nice :) Pity I live so far-you seem to be a very handy friend,sweetie :)
Lauren: Doc Donna Snoweowyn on April 6th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
I wish I could make them for you!
Atanoneatanone on April 6th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC)
I wish that you could :) :D :D :D *lol*
tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.: the walking dead // fallen angelhiddleasaurus on April 6th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
I've never eaten macaroons but those look so yummy!
Lauren: Raggedy Maneowyn on April 7th, 2013 09:15 am (UTC)
Real ones are better than mine. Treat yourself one day. They are expensive to buy but very good!
browngirl on April 6th, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
Any recipe that includes the instruction "Whip the shit out of..." gets a star right there.
Lauren: Boxeowyn on April 7th, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)
I find it to be a pretty spot on description, lol.
Maiden of the Moon: All left...ladyithildiel on April 6th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
Those look so yummy!!!

I don't suppose we can find a way for you to fedex some my way, huh?:P
Lauren: Rock Oneowyn on April 7th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
Lol, I can try! :p
~** The Queen of Peace **~: irridescencemeri_sielu on April 6th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Ooooh they look amazing! I love macaroons!
Lauren: Dreweowyn on April 7th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
They were pretty good ... A bit rich, though.
Caz: Stock: Macaronscazzicles on April 7th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
I've always been fascinated by macaroons! Love eating them, but not sure I have the baking confidence to make them myself. I'd say yours turned out quite well, especially for a first try!
Lauren: Clean all the things!eowyn on April 10th, 2013 09:20 am (UTC)
These weren't nearly as good as proper ones. But yeah, for a first try, they weren't nearly as disasterous as I anticipated!
Perilous Queg: meowquerulouspeg on April 8th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
hahaha I love your attitude! IT makes it seem so easy! Def going to try this out!
Lauren: Bookeowyn on April 10th, 2013 09:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's gotta be easy if I do it, lol.
Valliegurl: Arielvalliegurl on April 9th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
omword those look absolutely delicious!! :D now I really would like one!
Laureneowyn on April 10th, 2013 09:19 am (UTC)
They were pretty good, gotta say! XD