I started writing this post yesterday but was so mad I couldn't finish it. All of these attempts, the failed batches, the garbage bags filled with empty shells - the dishes!
It was all for 'nothing' - my recipe always worked, the method was always fine, it was just the stupid parchment vs. silicone mat issue. I obviously knew it can have an effect, but I never imagined that it would have THAT kind of effect. Seriously - look at those side by side, who could've known?
I don't mean to sound agitated. In fact, it's pretty funny, and I'm glad I went through all 10 attempts to get here. I learnt a lot and I'm much more confident in my macaronage skills.
Now that I've won the main war, I'm looking forward to perfecting them and being able to serve them at the upcoming markets. Macarons are frustrating, but so much fun!!
Latest learning points:
Kitchen Wars is an account of my ongoing battle against recipes and techniques that refuse to work. Sometimes it takes a while, but at the end -
I always win 😉
Enjoy this record of split buttercreams, wasted eggs, and record setting sugar usage.