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« on: April 23, 2012, 08:09:02 am »


 I have looked everywhere for Gert's lovely photos of her macarons but can't find them, I'm sure they are right in front of me. :'(
I tried Mara's recipe and IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY. I was so thrilled. They look lovely apart from the lousy piping. They were a little chewy so I may not have cooked them enough. It was my first time doing egg whites in the TMX. I was thrilled.
Thanks Gretchen and Mara.
                            
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Re: macarons
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 08:20:01 am »
I have looked everywhere for Gert's lovely photos of her macarons but can't find them, I'm sure they are right in front of me. :'(
I tried Mara's recipe and IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY. I was so thrilled. They look lovely apart from the lousy piping. They were a little chewy so I may not have cooked them enough. It was my first time doing egg whites in the TMX. I was thrilled.
Thanks Gretchen and Mara.
                             

well done! I love them being a little chewy in the centre, and slightly crispy on the outer.

 Can you share the recipe, or post a link?  Like in Masterchef...  what were the pressure points with the recipe?




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Re: macarons
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 08:30:17 am »
Fantastic  cookie1. They are amazing.

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 08:54:15 am »
Here is Mara's Macaron recipe :)
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Re: macarons
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 08:54:47 am »
Cookie, yummo for your chocolate macarons.  

Gretchens are here (scroll down) and her savoury macarons are here in starters and snacks.

Thanks CC, that will make it easier for everyone to find the recipe everyone is using.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 08:58:36 am »
Here is Mara's Macaron recipe :)


thanks! looks like the coming weekend is going to be a macaron adventure!

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 10:01:00 am »
Thanks CC and Judy. I'm sure you know what it's like if you're rushing and can't find a recipe. I was so pleased with myself that I wanted to get it up.

Peleep I just followed Mara's recipe exactly. Take care when you wash out your bowl as it must be really clean. I even wiped mine out with a bit of vinegar in case there was any residue oil in there to stop the egg whites beating up. I can't wait until these are eaten to make some more. DD can't even take them to work as she is still off. :-\
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 10:27:56 am »
This is where a second bowl is of use.

I was gobsmacked at the egg whites. My first time too. Just look at the photo. If I can whip egg whites in the Thermomix then anyone can.


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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 10:36:53 am »
You girls are so talented. Well done, cookie they look great :)
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Re: macarons
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 12:24:05 am »
Yummy cookie  :-*
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Re: macarons
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 02:10:46 am »
good girl cookie - I want to give macarons a try too! Maybe this weekend as well...
when you are piping are you just using a plain round tip? is there a "secret tip" to this part?

I have flagged this recipe for some time.



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Re: macarons
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 02:25:09 am »
Well done Cookie, they look fantastic. I really need to give them a try, just need to find the time. Did you pipe directly onto the tray or use a template like Mara mentions?

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 02:54:42 am »
Congratulations Cookie, they look great.  :D

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 03:48:38 am »
They look fantastic Cookie, I have wanted to make these for ages but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 07:53:04 am »
I've just tried to make them using triccalissious recipe, and failed miserably. Anyway thats my practice, so I will have another go on the weekend.
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