Thursday 27 September 2012

Saved By Cake Challenge - September

I have decided to challenge myself to bake a different cake/biscuit from Marian Keyes' book, Saved By Cake, each month, between March and December. I am a beginner at baking and use the same recipes over and over again so it'll be nice to try something new. I will take photos and post them on here each month - the good, the bad and the ugly.
Very Chocolatey Macaroons
This month's challenge was full of firsts; I'd never made a macaroon before, I'd never even tasted a macaroon before and I'd never separated an egg before. But now I've done all three.
Making the macaroons was very simple, as I've found with all the recipes so far. When I divided the mixture on the baking sheets, it looked like... well, dog poo.
Thankfully they came out looking much tastier (and like the photo in the book), although they were huuuuuuuge.
After allowing them to cool, I made the chocolate buttercream and sandwiched the macaroons. The buttercream was lovely and smooth and gorgeous. Best buttercream. Ever. The macaroons were nice too - crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. As suspected, they were too big and so I could only eat half at a time so next time I'd make sure I divided them up much smaller!

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