Thursday, November 22, 2007

The accidental macaron


I got a recipe from my friend Hani and been wanting to try. In my mind, I always thought it was meringues even though she said it was macarons. But the recipe didn't have any almond meal in it so I thought, ok well, that's what she calls her meringues. While mixing it, the mixture never turned fluffy like it did with my meringue recipe so I was thinking huh, how do I bake that, so quick thinking me took out some mini cupcake paper cups and filled them up. It was a whole lot of mix, I now have about 4 big containers of them things filled and they are so super sweet, I don't know what I'm going to do with them.

As they were baking, I caught a glimpse of them and hey, that looks familiar with the smooth top, reminding me so much of those I've eaten in the shops, and boy, Hani's right, they are macarons!!!. Lol. Seeing how they've turned out, it gives me the confidence to try the real french macarons soon. However, these were the nice ones that I picked out to be photographed. Most of them had cracks.

They were really crispy and so delicate on the surface and marshmallowy soft in the middle. However, not good for diabetics. Just one pop of these in your mouth will shoot your blood sugar level way high. So, not advisable. I did add in chocolate chips and crushed cornflakes but the cornflakes were way too little as I didn't expect such a large yield. Well, think I will go back to doing the meringues which were way less sweet.

9 comments:

InspiredMumof2 said...

Look nice leh. I thought I was going to have some yesterday :-) Please reserve some for me for the next batch ok :-P

daphne said...

haha. that's an excellent accident to me! ;p

singairishgirl said...

InspiredMumof2 - Sure, you can have them, I have hundreds. I'm not baking these again so no next batch. Haha. Next batch would be something else.

daphne - Ya, haha. At least it gives me some hope in trying out the french ones.

karlsfoodie said...

sure looks good!!

singairishgirl said...

Hi karlsfoodie, thanks for stopping by. And thanks for your comments. :)

karlsfoodie said...

hee.. always been popping by.. but my lazy finger refuse to type LOL

singairishgirl said...

hehe, no problem ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, it does look like Macaroons! Yeah heard they are very sweet.

singairishgirl said...

little corner of mine - Hehe, ya it does. I didn't even put in effort, everything done by mixer so didn't expect this. Funny I guess it depends on what flavour you eat. I love the lemon ones so a bit tangy not that sweet.