I felt so dumb that I didn't have any macarons when I visited Paris. I knew about this delicate cookie but I wasn't interested. (I guess I was too busy eating crepes and Oeufs a la Neige)
Anyways, I've tried 3 times and finally got something that looks getting closer to the "real" ones (Mind you that I never had real one before, but I can kinda feel what it should be taste like).
The first two attempts were a total failure because I didn't use icing/powdered sugar. That led to a very tough surface and never dry for the skin, and of course, no feet at all (the ruffled skirt at the bottom). Finally the third attemp was in right track, feet were formed, smooth top with dome-shaped shell and got the cake-like layer underneath.
The taste was almost inedibly sweet when I tried the cookie alone, eeeee! Anyways, I filled it with raspberry whipped cream (Leftover from my another creation -- swiss roll!) and refrigerated it. And then...magic happened! I grabbed one for T, he said it's sweet but yummy, and even asked for another bite! I was amazed, so I tried as well...WOW! It was sooooo good! No wonder why Master Pierre Hermé suggested to refrigerate 3 days before serving.
I think the recipe I used is still too sweet and the skin is too thick. A couple more experiements before I share the recipe with you. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
topics :: recipe.cookies