Monday, June 28, 2010

A baking (sort of) disaster!


Well... My baking of macarons (or macaroons - i can't seem to find consistent spelling) wasn't so successful. Whilst they tasted delicious, they looked, well, a bit like golf balls when they were joined together. Rookie error - thinking they would flatten out with the heat! Sadly, they just were too ah, ugly (and embarrassing) to show you all... There is always next weekend! Kellie xx


Image via Miss Wallflower x

22 comments:

  1. maybe too much rising ingredient?

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  2. Oh well, at least they tasted great! Did you see them cooked on Masterchef - they looked amazing! I am thinking I might like to try another batch soon and I think you are right, they sort of need to be low and even before they go in the oven. Have a lovely day Kellie!

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  3. kudos for even giving them a try kellie! you're a braver woman than i. jx

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  4. I'm with Jules, I love to bake but I've never dared attempt macaroons - good on you!!
    Sharon

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  5. Isn't that funny! You should have showed us - promise we wouldn't laugh... I bet they were delicious. The picture you used instead is gorgeous, it is amazing what images you can find. Everyone seems to be making these little delicacies lately... They must be yummy!

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  6. Don't sweat it - I am a relatively good cook and macarons defeat me every time. It could have been to do with someting as minor as the air temperature or the humidity. That's why I buy mine from Laurent.!! xoxo

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  7. Well, at least your trying! I have yet to try to make a macaroon:) I think I should look into it:)

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  8. They look extremely complicated to get looking perfect, good you tried at least! Glad they tasted delicious xx

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  9. I love macaroons, I heard that it's not easy to make it, so there you go girl, you have tried your best !! have a good day !!

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  10. I completely understand. Try try again. :)

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  11. See, now this is where I would have given up. You must really love to bake to be contemplating giving them another try. I admire that!
    Angex

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  12. Hi kellie, I have tried to make "le french macaron" - but they stuck to the glad-bake like glue - disasterous! but don't give up I'm not going to let them defeat me -no way !!
    French macarons - are pronounced like maca ron,(rolling the r of course) made with almond meal they are totally different to the English style macaroon- pronounced maca rewn. which are made basically from beaten egg-white.
    J'aime le macaron but je n'aime pas le macaroon.
    Dianne xx

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  13. Kellie,

    This happens to me so often. I'd love to see this recipe. They really intimidate me, but I'd love to give them a try.

    Have a great week!
    Marcie

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  14. Delicious golf balls are still delicious. Once they're in your mouth you don't know the difference :)

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  15. It happens to the best of us! At least you can have cookies to eat all week!

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  16. Glad I am not the only one with a talent for 'creating disasters in the kitchen'.
    So as long as they tasted yummy it doesn't matter what they looked like
    Alison

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  17. Haha. Golf ball macaroonies. Ah, share the disasters, it makes you feel better.

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  18. I love making macaroons and mine never look perfect but always taste yummy!
    The Design Dish

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  19. good for you for trying Kellie! I'm not that brave. at least they tasted yummy! xo

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  20. At least you gave it your best shot! I bet they will turn out great next time. Love this picture!

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  21. Sorry they didnt turn out but next time I am sure you will do great! Nice picture though :)))))

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