Monday, May 14, 2012

No Beginners Luck Here!

As promised, I am sharing the results of my first attempt at French Macarons.....Hahahaha,  you can see, they did not turn out as planned. Maybe I shouldn't have tried doing them this morning, while trying to pack up to leave...Maybe?!

 I had intended on putting my entire self, body and mind, into it on Saturday, but the weather was grand and the Mr. wanted to till the garden and when you live in the Pacific NW, you never want to miss any opportunity to get the garden going because it could start raining and never stop until June.



They actually taste really good....chewy like candy.



So the sad story is, I think I over worked the batter and probably a few other errors too.  When I get a chance, I will go online and look up some photos of failed results...Something tells me that mine might be one of the worse.

 But I will never give up, this flop will not deter me from trying until I get. I have many more videos to watch and more experts to examine. Stay tuned.

 I must be off, wishing you all a marvelous Monday! xo

14 comments:

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Haha - love seeing failed attempts! I have so many of my own that I appreciate anyone who keeps it real. And I'll just bet you'll get it the next time around. Maybe they can be crumbled and added atop ice cream???

polkadotpeticoat said...

Try try again....I know they have to be great tasting though!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm chuckling with you:@) You'll figure out the cookies and I'm glad you got the garden going-that's exciting too!

Lindsay Jewell said...

Wellllll.... they don't look that bad to me. Better luck next time. :)

vintage grey said...

Well, I think you did great for your first attempt. I have a good friend who made them for her sister's bridal shower, and she went through many attempts before getting them right! I will have to ask her what the secret was and let you know!! They look yummy!! Have a great night!! xo Heather

Michelle said...

I have thought about trying these, but have heard they are a bit hard to master! Love that you shared this with us! I have MANY failed attempts in the kitchen!

Alison said...

We all learn from our own failed attempts, and now we can learn from yours too! Wasn't it a great weekend? I love how PNWers react to good sunny weather, they never take it for granted.

camp and cottage living said...

Sherri
Where's the coconut? Don't the French use it in their macaroons?
They still look tasty, besides I've never met a cookie I didn't like!
I think you're brave for sharing your failures, as well as success.

ted and bunny said...

s'long as they taste fine what else matters!
yum!
x

Leigh said...

And so you were stuck eating all those tasty looking failures. Oh, the injustice of it all. ;)

Christine Nees said...

Proud of you, so glad your going to try again!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Vintage Home said...

wow ...they look pretty good for a first try...and I agree with Lori dont throw them away as I think they would taste great with ice cream!
Hey Sherri what is an enhanced drivers license?
I know you would love to come to the sale but i totally understand...you have a lot on your plate!
I think its fabulous you where considering it!
Hey you are packing ...did I miss something?Where are you going ....to your daughters?
Take care & we are all looking forward to your tutorial on macaroons!....Colleen

Lap Dog Knits said...

It's the taste that counts...

big pat on the back to yourself for giving it a go...

Kami said...

I always stir things slightly less than I should when baking because I have a phobia of overdeveloping the gluten. But at least yours LOOK pretty!