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.
On a Swedish winters day, Styrsö Halsvik
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