My mother-in-law sent me a macaron-making kit from a company called Dana’s Bakery. The companion video at www.danasbakery.com/macaron-kit includes a few tricks I haven’t seen before. Apart from the fact that the eponymous Dana, in her video, keeps calling them “macaroons”, how does it go?
Inside the canister, the kit looks like this: two bags with dry ingredients, two piping bags, a metal piping tip, and an instruction sheet. (I provided the egg whites.) It doesn’t look impressive, but it still more or less all mixes up the same way. The instruction card inside the can also includes a recipe for chocolate ganache that uses corn syrup (a first for me).
Out of the oven, and after a night in the refrigerator:
They are tasty. They have feet. Some of the shells are even smooth. Smackie is amazed.
So, does this count as a victory? Can I say “the decision goes to me” if all I did was assemble a set of pre-measured, prepackaged ingredients?