Saturday, November 22, 2014

turkey head (macarons)

ok i admit it.
i'm a sucker for cute new packaged holiday items.

so when i saw this at target,
my heart skipped a beat and my eyeballs grew
a mix to make macarons?

there's no grinding almond flour? 
no weighing ingredients? 
no aged eggs? 

now i've made macarons a few times herehere, here, here
and here (whew!), 
and they did turn out for me but i know 
it's a challenge for some. 
so with this mix, i was thinking "short cut!" 
and i couldn't wait to make them.
i didn't even read the instructions til i got home.
except for the ingredients.

all you need are egg whites for the cookie?
so i made them.
i had some issues...
i'm not sure who wrote up the instructions to make these but if you only do 10-12 strokes to mix the egg whites with the cocoa mix, 
then you will get cocoa covered egg whites.

and since when can you take macaron mix and form them into balls?

and i thought for some dumb reason i was supposed to pipe the filling on each one of those circles on the silicone mat it comes with so when i did, the whole mat was covered with mix, making much more than 12 filled cookies.

oh and i piped a little protruding area on half of them.
(you will see the reason for that in a minute.)

anyway, i stuck them in the oven after letting them sit like the instructions say cuz well, you know, you gotta follow the instructions to a "t" when you bake, 
especially baking macarons.

so while they were baking, i made the filling.
peppermint filling?!
oh where art though white peppermint?

the box said white mint filling.
but you taste like buttercream.
so i colored you orange instead.

and then the oven timer went off.
oh feet!!! 
where art though feet?!

should i stay or should i go now?
how do they taste?
kinda chewy.
definitely has that meringue type flavor...

ehh-let's just make these work already.
then stick it on each 
with some candy melt glue, edible glue or whatever you want.

at this point does it even matter?
here's a bunch of them ever-lovin'-yes-you-tricked-me-into-buying-you-you-darn-turkey-macarons-you.
maybe i'll just give extra real turkey for everyone at thanksgiving dinner to make up for these.

ok i'm off to the store to get some...
(some say you are what you eat)