Googling has become one of my regular everyday things, especially when I'm bored at work. I usually google random stuff, or lately it has been macaron flavors and recipes and ideas. One day, I was bored and I found someone's website who had this great idea of swirling the macarons like the actual peppermint candy! At first I was gonna use edible glitter to decorate the tops, but this works much better. All you have to do is paint the inside of the piping bag with red stripes, and fill up the piping bag while it's open. Only problem is that you have to keep washing out the bag and painting the inside of the bag. But it produces such a pretty and cute result! It's worth it, trust me.
Also, I MUST state that after many trials of macarons, I can say that the Italian Meringue Method is the most reliable, prettiest, and produces less hollows. I despise the French method now! haha.
Another thing that bugs me that's on these macaron blogs are that they tell you to "baby the meringue", or "age the egg whites for 5 days", or "let it rest for 3 hours", or "don't use silpats". NONSENSE THINGS LIKE THAT!
I would like to officially de-bunk these myths....
- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO AGE THE EGG WHITES...NOT AT ALL
- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO "SLOWLY" ADD IN THE SUGAR ONE TEASPOON AT A TIME.
- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REST THE MACARONS.
and here's what your batter should look like:
And there you have it. :) I will post my tips and tricks later on. Gotta go to lunch. Bye <3