Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Daring Bakers: Macarons

The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose Macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.

Well, this was my FIRST Daring Bakers Challenge. What a challenge it was too. This little french version of a cookie made me sweat. I only did it twice and did not succeed and seriously questioned myself as a novice baker. Novice is the operative word and I had to remember that.

I present to you my failed Macarons


The most stressful thing to me about making these finicky little cookies is staring in the oven hoping they develop "feet". Neither one of my batches wanted to walk. But I tell you..I did. Despite failure, I continued on to use my chocolate ganache and my homemade cherry filling( in which I which I was so proud of making).

Then in the admittance of failure I still snapped away with a de"feet"ed attitude.



I can tell you this. Despite their appearance. These Macarons tasted soooo good. Especially with the chocolate ganache and the cherry filling.

These are worth another try.

Please note...if you have no clue as to what these cookies are supposed to look like, check out She's Becoming DoughMessTic's blogspot! She did a great job!!


  1. Way to keep your chin up!

  2. They sure look good. :) And the filling does sound good! Way to go on trying. :) Mine didn't walk either.

  3. don't give up
    it's really worth a second chance

    good luck :-)))

  4. Oh yes... I was staring into the oven with my fingers crossed as well...

  5. well done on your first challenge, I'm glad they tasted great!

  6. Hey Karin! That's what mine did too. I switched recipes. I'm two up from you on the blogroll. I'm really glad I tried Tartelette's recipe. For the record, the failed ones taste the same! :) Good work. See you on the next challenge!

  7. Feet or no feet, those look incredibly yummy. Especially since I'm at work and jonesin' for something sweet. I absofakkinloonley LOVE anything chocolate and cherry - but yet I hate cherry on it's own. Go figger. ;)

    Anyhoo.. welcome to the group! (and I'm tickled I could give you a giggle.. feel better!) xoxoxo

  8. I'm not familiar with Baker's Challenge. I'll have to look into that one. :)

  9. This was my first challenge too.

    As far as I'm concerned a tasty treat is a success. Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!