less than a minute ago


Marian Bull favorited


Porcelain Enamelware Cups


Porcelain Enamelware Cups


Sankaku Japanese Bandana


Slab Galette with Swiss Chard and Gruyère


My Basket ()

All questions

My french macarons are not glossy/shiny why??? HELP

Yesterday I followed the same recipe, everything came out fine. It was my first time make french macarons. Then I went to make my 2nd and 3rd batch and they taste like they're suppose to but the 2nd and 3rd batch are DULL. Please help!!! I'm baking now :(

asked by Marly jane P. over 1 year ago
5 answers 4763 views
added over 1 year ago

Can you tell us more about your procedure and the recipe that you used? In my experience with macarons, I usually run into three pitfalls:
(1) My nut/confectioner's sugar blend is too lumpy, and causes troubles in the meringue later on
(2) My oven temperature is inconsistent, and/or I've opened the door too many times in my impatience
(3) I've overmixed the batter, when I fold the almond flour mix into the meringue.

added over 1 year ago

Thank you Hilary. I actually went to another baking blog and used their technique and recipe and the 4th and 5th batches came out glossy and perfect. Just like laduree. I think I had my ratios wrong with the almonds/powdered sugar. Thanks for trying to help though :) xx

added over 1 year ago

Which baking blog was it that solved your problems? I'd like to take a look.

added over 1 year ago

Good job, ri! I really like Stella over at Bravetart's macaron tutorials. I finally mastered them after several years of trying using her technique.

added over 1 year ago

Hi cookbookchick. It was The Cake Bar on Tumblr http://thecakebar.tumblr...