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A question about a recipe: Meyer Lemon Macarons

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I have a question about the recipe "Meyer Lemon Macarons" from DolcettoConfections. I ended up with about 4 trays of piped out macarons. They all ended up with great dome shells. The first 3 pans baked beautifully, nice domes with no cracks :) the last tray, however, ended up with the batter seeping out of their dome shells as they were baking. What could've caused this? Thanks!

asked by cvillacarlos about 2 years ago
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added about 2 years ago

Were they on a different rack in the oven? The different temperature could have definitely caused this.

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added about 2 years ago

They were on the same rack. It was my last tray. I'm guessing the temp might've been slightly lower by the time I loaded that last tray. Will check temp before I load the last tray next time. Thanks!

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added about 2 years ago

i THINK that happened because the meringues sat around too long waiting to be baked, iirc. When i make meringues, i whip the meringues in smaller batches than called for, so there isn't that problem.

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added about 2 years ago

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