My friend, Ava, and I were chatting about opening her new salon. She mentioned wanting to have something special to offer her clients in her new space. She suggested macarons. So, I blame her for putting the thought in my head! Ava, this is totally your fault!
With my laptop in hand( on my lap), I began researching macaron recipes. Lord, what a rabbit hole that turned into!!! There are some serious macaron fanatics around!! Every recipe declared it was THE recipe. Every other recipe claimed eminent failure if you didn't "age" your egg whites. (More on this later)
I found a recipe that didn't cause me to go into a flop sweat just by reading the instructions, on the ovenloven website. Shopping commenced, and macarons were made. And they didn't suck!!
Being a creative type, I couldn't just let things be....I had to futz around with recipes and make them my own. And what a can of worms I've opened! Sweet, savory...the world is your oyster when it comes to macarons!!
Which leads me to this blog. I want to be able to share my experiences, my recipes, ...my failures...with friends. Like you. So, grab a coffee and lets talk macs!!