Making Macarons - attempt 4

24.10.10 - 21:07
Success! Yay!!

After my macaron 'revelation' the other day I was dying to have another go and see if I'd found the final piece in the puzzle. They came out of the oven really crispy again (blagh) but I filled them anyway and left them in the fridge. 24hrs later - beautiful smooth macarons. I'm so pleased, I thought they had me beat! Mr Fiancé also got to finally try a proper macaron and see what all the fuss is about.

So this time I followed the David Lebovitz recipe again (except I only made half as much in case they were wrong... again).
I left the egg white out while I went into town, so only an hour or two.
I whipped the egg whites until it was shiny but not really stiff.
I did all that tapping on the counter and waiting for a skin to form stuff then I baked them for 15 minutes with the oven open a bit.

I used my favourite chocolate sauce recipe for the filling instead of chocolate ganache then left them in a box in the fridge for 24 hours.

In honour of them finally working out they got their pictures taken on my cake stand with the pretty roses.

Thank you for all your helpful tips!


  1. They look beautiful! I'm sure they tasted just as good as they look :D

  2. Congrats, I'm glad they finally worked out for you. They look delicious.

  3. Thank goodness for that! I like it when they crunch on the outside though... they did that right??

  4. Yeah, they still had a bit of crunch just on the shell :)

  5. :D they look amazing! i bet they were great tasting too :)

  6. They look delicious! ♥ Congrats!

    I want to make macarons too, but only have a toaster oven and no whisk... I think I will try anyway ;) Looking at your attempts makes me braver!

    P.S. totally OT, but your blog was the first Lolita blog I read a LOOOONG time ago, and now I finally figured out how to use the RSS Feed so I am following you again XD EXPECT MANY, IRRITATING COMMENTS!!! ;P jk I hope my comments are not irritating

  7. Those look amazing! Good job!

  8. i just found your blog and it filled me with joy! especially since i am currently obsessed with macaroons and i devote this week to them.
    i am making some every day now until i can make some proper once. yesterday i wanted to make 30 but only 5 survived! today they tasted great but looked really flat (like the once you did before). it is so funny you are also so obsessed with them like i am. ^^
    yours now look amazing! i am a bit jealous! i think my kitchen scales is very crappy so i am getting an electric one, only to make proper macaroons.

  9. ive never had a macaron before but have always wanted to try one so i may have to give the recipe a go. thanks for sharing :) they look sooo yummy