I have been procrastinating about making Macarons for the longest time. And I decided to make some today. I have never done this before. Partly the reason was my first taste of this delicate French cookie wasn't pleasant. At least for me. Not that the person who made it didn't do a good job. Its just that I find it way too sweet for me.
And my niece is also allergic to nuts, so I couldn't make and dump it all with her. Call it beginner's luck, I made this today. And it turn out well. However, I want to experiment it more using the right tool for the job.
I will start my macaron baking class in April this year. Been putting it off for so long and my students are getting impatient with me.
I made mine with chocolate and the filling was cream cheese. Taste wise, I am quite pleased with it. I think the cheese went very well with the chocolate. Since it was sweet, the cream cheese somewhat mellowed the taste.
I made this without cream of tartar because I want to go 'chemical-free'. And mine look different shaped because I just use eyeball control to pipe out the batter. I didn't measure and draw circles on the baking paper to get the right shape.
I am going to make more for Sunday's class to feed my students when they come for Chiffon and Sponge cake baking.
stay tuned for more macaron madness!