Wednesday, December 15, 2010
My friend Helen had us over for dumplings this past weekend, and I wanted to make macarons for dessert since I know that she loves them. I decided to make pink macarons to match her pink-decorated Christmas tree!
Since I was going with pink, the obvious filling would be my fresh strawberry buttercream! And I was excited to try making macarons again, as I was disappointed that my first attempt didn't end up with much of the beautiful ruffly bottoms, known as "feet". This time I reduced the temperature a little bit (from 350 F to 325 F). The resulting macarons had a little more feet than the first try, but still not what I was looking for.
Also, next time I'd want to make them more pink. I guess this means there will be many more macaron-making attempts before I'm satisified!
Posted by michele at 7:10 PM