Attempt no. 24 – the lemon macaron

Heraclitus said “into the same river no man can enter twice.” Was he right? Let’s find out!

According to various macaron troubleshooting web pages, my macaron shells were lumpy because either the batter was under-mixed, or I hadn’t let them rest long enough before baking. This time, therefore, I beat the batter three times as long as usual, and I let the shells dry for an hour before I put them into the oven. Otherwise, the recipe and the methodology were exactly the same as before – so much so, in fact, that I’m just going to refer you (dear reader) to attempt no. 23 if you want the details.

The results: basically, there is no difference from the result of attempt no. 23.

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The victory goes to the meringue, and the moral of the story is: you may not be able to step into the same river twice, but you’re still going to get wet.


About cohn17

Photographer and baker of macarons.
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3 Responses to Attempt no. 24 – the lemon macaron

  1. thehomemakerslife says:



  2. tanya2austin says:

    Check your oven temperature– lumpy shells can be caused by too-low heat (just as cracked puffy shells can be caused by too-high).


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