Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S.
She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.
I had very mixed feelings about this challenge.
I was curious to see what the fuss was all about with macarons, I wanted to see if they were really so hard to make and so delicious to taste.
But I couldn't fight reality, which is that my interest was all rational and I'm not quite attracted to these kind of sweets, so I ended up baking just the last day of the challenge month.
I'm so unfamiliar with them that I don't even know how close to the real deal mine turned out.
Given all this, of course I kept to the basics.
I went with 2/5 of the given recipe and made pinkies with white and dark chocolate ganache.
Next time I have the occasion to taste a professional one I will make sure to do that, to have an idea.
In the meantime, check for some more enthusiastic Daring Bakers in the DK Blogroll