Friday, August 31, 2007

The little mixer that could

and did...After much ado last night, I rested my nouveau eggs on the counter overnight and was rewarded this morning with lovely soft peaks. Okay, so maybe I over mixed a bit. I was a bit overzealous that it was working!

Needless to say my macaroons turned out mighty tasty, if not super gorgeous to look at, and hey, it's just a first try from a novice baker so cut me some slack!

Here are the cute little guys as they rested in the kitchen. It's not the prettiest picture, but you get the point.

I now know why everyone started coloring them, they look like little hamburgers when you just use cocoa and chocolate ganache.

In any case they are mighty tasty and there are plenty to go around.

When shall we expect you?


Gary said...

expect me there "tuite suite" and don't expect to have any leftovers.

amandajean said...

so what made it work this time, do you suppose?

citylivingcountrygirl said...

There are plenty to share darling, in fact, the sooner these are gone the sooner I can try to make the pistachio kind!

citylivingcountrygirl said...

Hello Mrs. Amanda (aka super crafty mom-superhero)
I think it was the fact that I left the eggs out on the counter. My guess is that they were either too cold when first I tried or too fresh, seeing as I bought them only a day before using them and they were direct from a farmer. At any rate, I just ate one of the little macaroons and wow are they yummy! Worth the effort :)
Thanks your words of encouragement.

Thimbleanna said...

Mmmmm, these look wonderful. As does that turkey dinner down there. Thanks so much for coming by -- I've enjoyed finding a fun new blog!

citylivingcountrygirl said...

Hello Thimbelina!
Thank you for visiting. I enjoyed reading about your 'cast of characters' and will certainly be following as your eldest becomes a hubby.
All the best,

nancy b said...

I was wondering how these amazing little macaroons can travel...overnight air? I am putting in my order, now!

dot said...

I'll be right there!! Yum, Yum!