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!!