Thursday, June 25, 2009

Opening Pandora's Box

As a general rule, I don't do a lot of food photography, but I could not resist taking a quick shot of the wanna-be-french macarons that I made for my husband on Father's Day. And no, I did not wisk them with the ugly stick, thank you very much.

Not sure if I'm happy or cursed for trying to make them since they were a disaster.

I followed most of the recipe that I found on this online version of Desserts Magazine.

Did my cookies have feet? Ahem, no.
Did my cookies have puffy round dome shapes? Um, no again.
Did they become a huge sticky mess which my husband claimed tasted good anyhow? Yes!

So, do I resign myself to NEVER, EVER making them again, or should I give it another go and see if I can do a bit better?

Any tips you got for me you psycho baker genius-types? (you know who you are...yes this at least includes Rebecca from my quilt group)

And speaking of opening up another Pandora's box, have you visited Pandora yet for your listening pleasure? I think I'm hooked. Music to quilt by.


Jamii said...

Those cookies tasted great! There is no reason to mess with that!

AnnaVallance said...

Those cookies look great but as with everything practise makes perfect.

Marisa said...

They did taste good, I will admit!

Chara Michele said...

They look yummy! (I am terrible at baking so I have no input other than that :)

Kates said...

Those cookies look delicious, don't kid yourself. :)

Rebecca said...

I think you should try again! Maybe a different recipe. I think macarons take practice, a good recipe, and probably perfect weather to make! Delicious, imperfect macarons are much better than pretty ones that don't taste good, so you're on the right track. Now I have to make some...