Monday, March 31, 2014


I’m not the kind of gal who admits failure easily but I’m starting to think that making macarons—those tiny, delicious almond sandwich cookies—are beyond my skill.

It’s not like I don’t have some baking skills.  I mean, I’ve made a Busch de Noel, complete with marzipan berries, leaves and vines, for goodness’ sake! But every time I try to make macarons, I end up with flat, runny oblongs instead of the pert little puffy circles that I’m aiming for.

I’ve tried tested recipes from bakers like Michael Peterson and Nancy Baggett. I’ve tried untested recipes that I’ve found online. I always get the same result, though. It’s getting frustrating. And almond flour isn’t exactly cheap.

But I’m not quite ready to throw in the towel yet. I think I have one more attempt in me. So…does anyone have a good macaron recipe?

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