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macaron balls

I’m obsessed with the idea of making perfect macarons, but at this point, they’re still always a gamble for me. For example, I spent much¬†of today¬†making macarons for a party.

Macarons really should not take that long to make , but I’m still getting the hang of it. It was a new recipe for me, using an Italian meringue instead of French. The Italian meringue requires boiling sugar and water together and then adding that to the egg whites, and I had to throw away my first attempt entirely when the sugar turned into caramel. I think I will stick to French meringue in the future.

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