you wanna know how i made these?
ok, but first i must say that i have to give credit to the indians when it comes to thanksgiving cuz they, after all, were the ones to show the pilgrims how to make a lot of things at a time of great need.
and i already made pilgrims for thanksgiving so today we are making indians...
...out of macarons.
it's not as hard as you think really!
the recipe comes from HERE on the martha site and i pretty much followed her directions to a "T" except i used almond flour that i bought at tj maxx awhile ago.
it's much much easier to use than ground almonds and i think that is the reason why macarons are tricky to make in the first place.
but these were easy for me.
except i was doing 99 other things at the time.
like helping my son with his homework.
and cooking dinner.
and washing dishes.
and talking on the phone.
and and and....
well, you get the picture.
when you pipe the feathers, be sure to only do it for HALF the cookies as the ones without will be the back of each macaron.
i thought the banging was enough to smooth the macaron out and the heat from the oven would help too but well, when you are doing 99 other things, everything doesn't always work out.
but these cookies are for my family and i wasn't picky really.
i mean i did make some good ones for the first time here, and this was only my 2nd time to make these.
i also forgot to let them sit long enough unlike the first time i made them but,
oh well, c'est la vie.
just be sure to follow martha's recipe to a T if you want perfect macarons!
now for the filling, see my first macaron recipe here. i could use another recipe but i distinctly remember how delicious these were the first time so i made them again.
so i guess they came out alright after all.
next time i will scratch out the 98 other things i am doing and concentrate on these alone.
oh and btw,i had a little leftover green macaron batter so i piped 2 cookies to make one macaron.
and this is what i did with the green one:
finally those darn food markers work like they're supposed to!
i must make more macarons so i can draw again!
only there is always so much to do every day.
so the question is,