Well, I was hoping that "third time's a charm" would hold true for my third Mac Attack challenge. Unfortunately, these look more like mini whoopie pies. No height. No feet. Again.
I almost didn't post these, but then reconsidered. It may take many more failures (hopefully not), but I am determined to get it right. Next month I am going to take the advice of fabulous Mac Attack macaron makers...Bonnie suggested that I use the Ottolenghi adaptation recipe(same one Barbara uses too), and Linda suggested that I use gram measurements for more accuracy. Their macarons are beautiful!!!
The Mac Attack challenge presented for this month was to bake up a macaron that conjures up a "childhood summer memory." During my childhood most of our family summertime vacations revolved around camping. We didn't have to leave our state to find some of the most beautiful campgrounds. We pitched our tent in Yosemite, Sequoia, Lake Tahoe. In later years we'd pack up our trailer and head to the beach, Doheny or Carlsbad. Whether in the mountains or at the beach we always had s'mores around the campfire:) So, naturally I thought of making a s'mores version of macarons.
I "googled" and found these. Don't they look great? I used the recipe for the cookie, but not the filling. The cookie is graham cracker based:) It smelled wonderful when they were baking, reminiscent of when I made homemade graham crackers:) It's a heavenly aroma!
I decided to stick with (mini) marshmallows (roasted on the stove top) and hershey bars for the filling to stay as close to the original as possible.
Thank you, Deeba and Jamie for the challenge! I look forward to seeing what next month's challenge is and changing up my macaron method for better results! Wish me luck! :)