Ever tried making macarons at home? Let's commiserate. Adorable and delicious, yes. But when it comes to actually making them, these cookies are finicky, temperamental, and ornery little beasts. Or maybe it's all in our heads.
After making batches of macarons day in and day out for many days on end for her job as a pastry chef, Stella Parks of the blog BraveTart has become convinced that all those myths and paranoias about making macarons are, quite frankly, completely ridiculous.
Is it really necessary to age the egg whites? Nah.
Dry the macarons before baking? Don't bother.
Only make macarons on days when the sun is shining and Mars is in the Seventh House? Please.
Her post on making macarons and debunking the myths behind the process is as entertaining as it is informative.
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Do you have any tried and true methods for making macarons?
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