Monday, June 18, 2012

Macarons


I don't know which is more cliche, me baking macarons or me baking "orange" macarons to join the rest of the Dutch in supporting Holland's team in the European Soccer Championship. The entire country had literally turned orange, the national colour of the country. 
Holland lost 3 games in a row ending its' journey in this year's championship.



I suppose baking macarons is exactly like playing football. I will never know if  the outcome will turn out as I wanted it to be. I followed the recipe religiously and found out my macarons failed to "grow" any feet. I seriously do not know what went wrong.


I am not going to kick these away . I am going to savour
my lost and they still taste good although being footless and all.







I managed to score 4 good macarons with feet. Hence, I win some
and I lose some just like football....












 Feeling so defeated I was determined to try again. Boy, was I glad I did?






 Decide to kick it up a notch I decided to challenge myself with jadite looking macarons using matcha flavour.









I must say I prefer the macarons  without any other added flavour maintaining its' pure and simple flavour from the almond itself. Adding matcha powder to the macarons seems to kill the almond flavour in the macaron cookies. I think I will just stick to the original flavour in the cookie but be creative with the ganache flavour next time. Just like football or any other games, there will always be a next time.














8 comments:

  1. you did it!!! amazing!!! its beauuutiful cheah yueky, very smooth and perfecttt!!!

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    1. Thank you this is encouraging win some and lose some

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  2. Hi Yueky, your mac look perfect and very cute. You're very creative, love the design that you "draw" on the orange mac. You're a very good artist, love your step by step drawing.

    Have a nice day, regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia, thank you so much for the compliments.

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  3. Finally you've made it & with flying colors too! Love the Jady macarons, looks so special & very unique! Well done sis! :)

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  4. they are so elegant looking..even the feetless orange ones, very artistic!

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    1. Thanks Lena. Thanks for chirping these nice compliments .

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