Well the title says it all, I have finally had another go at macaroons. My first attempt was a couple of years ago and resulted in disaster. I had been given a piping kit for my last birthday back in may and decided that new years day would be a good day to have a go. It was also a good excuse to use my new Christmas mixer from Phil.
I decided to keep them simple and went for a chocolate macaroon recipe. My first batch were a little runny and spread into each other and I contemplated giving up. But I had some lunch and left the mixture to stand. This allowed it to thicken which meant they kept their shape when piped. Result!
I then sandwiched them together with some chocolate cream.
They probably wouldn’t win star baker for looks but they tasted good. I even used them with some left over chocolate cream to decorate a chocolate cake (also made using my mixer), sandwiched with my apple and sloe jam. Yummy and no wasted macaroons.