One full week after the macaron making failures, we tried again. We attempted it only once, convinced that we followed the instructions to the letter. We also added a secret ingredient (not into the batter but into us).
Step 1 - Sift together ground almonds and confectioner's sugar.
Step 3 - Combine in metal bowl and fold with spatula (about 50 turns) until mixture has lava like consistency. Our arm muscles weren't aching. The batter was a bit thinner.
"Yayyyy....It's looking better than the last times!" Isn't it amazing how much confidence wine gives you?
Step 4 - Squeeze onto double parchment paper (or a silicone mat, whichever you prefer). So far so good.
Step 5 - Oven. We waited. We watched. We were excited.......until.....
After some discussion and further research, we were thrilled to discover the following course. We have registered.
If we succeed, we should be able to teach techniques and sell macarons to recoup our investment. At the very least, our family and friends will be receiving macarons as Christmas gifts this year.
Stay tuned for "Macaroons Are Not Macarons - Success, The Final Chapter", at some future date.