Okay, I thought macarons were supposed to be hard to make-- other discussions I have seen mention the proper ageing of the egg whites, and common failures of macaronage, almost as if some magic were required. Well, these came out great the first time-- was it my mad baking skillz? No, I think not-- and you would agree if you saw my Fallen Angel food cake back in the Cook the Issue days. Maybe this recipe just has the magic! The magic of precise instructions-- and my daughter and I loved the video too. Perfect for a first-time macaronista!
In addition to looking good, these are very tasty, with a great crunchy-chewy texture. I filled some with homemade plum jam, which makes a great tart contrast. I also filled some with chocolate frosting (butter, chocolate, confectioners sugar). Yum!