I decided on using the French method and they would have worked except l had over worked the mixture so it was too runny and so when cooked they were flat, wrinkly and very chewy!! I did get a foot though!! Hooray! However l was really not very happy with the result so what did l do with my unsuccessful macarons??
|mixture was runny but still managed to pipe circles well sort of....|
|Macarons did finally form a skin after 3 hrs resting|
|They started to rise and then went wrinkly!! Oh the horror!!|
|Very disappointed with my wrinkly but footed result! Over mixed the mixture!|
|Very rewarding destroying those ugly macarons into pieces!!|
|Smothered on some berry coulis and Chocolate Ganache|
|mixed into half a tub of vanilla ice cream and the result was ...|
|Some very happy customers!!! Macaron ice Cream is delicious!!|
I made them into macaron ice cream and it was rather delicious and if l ever have anymore baking disasters l think l will just turn them into ice cream but not sure how mashed potato ice cream would taste?? hahahaha!!
Last week l posted a tutorial on brush embroidery flower cookies from tradewind tiaras and thought l would post my results. You will see that l have two different results as my initial royal icing was a little runny and so it gave more of a watercolour effect to the cookie.
l thought the white icing may have been a bit too light on the yellow so l tinted the remaining icing pink and then put on a larger tip (4) as l was using my smallest tip (2) and found that it was not giving enough texture. Once l had adjusted my royal icing and made it thicker and also used a larger tip l was very happy with the end result and really enjoyed painting in my kitchen!!
|My Brush Embroidery Cookies|
|Icing a bit too runny but still resulted in a pretty cookie more watercolour than embroidery|
|The thicker icing resulted in a cookie that looked more like embroidery|
|Beautiful mini roses inspired some creativity!|
|My Brush Embroidery Flower Cookies look too good to eat!!|
Sometimes l forget how much l loved to paint and draw when l was younger but l think l enjoy painting cookies more because at least l can see how much joy they bring to those l love!
Might make some nougat this week as l haven't made it in such a long time and l got a new candy thermometer which l am itching to try out and maybe some toffee apples if l can find some sticks?? I think l have finally figured out why l like to bake so much ..... shhhhhh ..... l like getting new gadgets!! hahahaha!
Take Care and remember to Bake, Create and Celebrate!