Macaron Attempt #2: Luck of the Irish Brought Smooth Tops and Feet

As the title of this post says… I made macarons AGAIN, this time with more success (still not perfect, but I will get there hopefully)!  So since I already posted about the process here, I’m just going to update you with the things I changed this time.

Exhibit A – I sifted the ground pistachios and almonds so that there weren’t any big chunks.

Exhibit B – I made sure to form stiffer peaks this time.

Exhibit C – I piped them a bit smaller and rounder (I still need help making perfect circles while piping).

Exhibit D – YAY YAY Happy Dance!  We have SMOOTH TOPS and (tiny) FEET!!!!  This time I propped the oven door open with a wooden spoon during the entire baking process.  Some of the feet were a little burnt (top picture)… not sure how to fix that for next time, but hopefully I can figure it out.

And lastly, I hope your St. Patty’s Day celebration is full of green threads, beards, hats, beer and downright sticking-your-tongue-out FUN! (Thanks for the great poses Bryce and Kurt!)

20 Comments

  1. March 17, 2010 / 10:13 am

    happy st. patty’s day! yay your macarons look yummy! haha gotta go all the way with the green beard!

  2. March 17, 2010 / 10:20 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s! Those do look good…. I’ve always wanted to try making those!

  3. March 17, 2010 / 10:33 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my dear! Wow, this batch looks trés authentique! Good for you! 🙂

  4. March 17, 2010 / 10:40 am

    Happy St. Patty’s day!!! those look great! I want some!!

  5. Sheena
    March 17, 2010 / 11:02 am

    Happy Shamrock Day! Those look amazing! BTW the kitchen in that pic looks like ours!! haha

  6. March 17, 2010 / 11:06 am

    Happy St. Patty’s day!! (btw, thanks for your sweet comments today – i love finding out the things we have in common :)!

    oh and thanks for making me crave some macaroons now!!

  7. March 17, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    aah!!! looks like you had so much fun with your friends AND your macaroons…happy st. pats day!

  8. March 17, 2010 / 1:25 pm

    yummy! I really enjoy baking…but if it doesn’t turn out right, I pretty much never try again…I’m glad you’re getting the process down, though!

  9. March 17, 2010 / 3:28 pm

    I’m impressed, Sandy!! YUM!

    Happy St Patty’s Day! xo

  10. March 17, 2010 / 6:04 pm

    happy st. patricks day! ooh the macaroons looks super delish!!! YUM. im so bad at baking haha i envy you!

  11. March 17, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    happy st. patty’s day!!! wow, these look so good!!! you’re so talented at this baking thing. i wish we lived closer so i get to eat your cooking!!

  12. March 17, 2010 / 8:04 pm

    These look amazing!! Awesome job. I recently won the I Love Macaroons book in a giveaway, but I’ve been way to intimidated to try making them! Yours are beautiful.

  13. March 17, 2010 / 8:08 pm

    yay!! it worked! but u know, i dont think ive ever had a maacroon yet.

  14. March 17, 2010 / 10:36 pm

    You are really tempting me to drop the fear and go for it. I’ve never attempted macarons.

  15. March 17, 2010 / 10:49 pm

    Now, that’s the way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! I’d much rather have beautiful macarons than the usual corned beef and cabbage. In fact, I could just eat a whole plate of those macarons and be quite content. 🙂

  16. March 18, 2010 / 12:10 am

    YUM!!! they are so pretty too!! Love the beard!

  17. March 18, 2010 / 7:34 am

    very proud of you! those look awesome. i am terrified of baking, so i wouldnt come close to even thinking about making a macaroon.

  18. March 21, 2010 / 12:46 pm

    hope you St. patty’s was good… i’ve never attempted to make them but they seem difficult…

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