Nice to see that the macaron has been included on Mercury News list of ’7 dessert recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.’ We couldn’t agree more – macarons are very satisfying!!
An interesting tip there (what we cover in The Macaron Master) is how to work smart with your oven. Knowing when macarons are ready to take out of the oven is important. Take them out too soon and they will collapse. Leave them in for just a little bit longer than required and the delicate shells will go brown – not so great if your shells are pink, for example! So, what’s the best time to take the shells out of the oven? A simple test is to pick one up (choose one that’s not so perfect) and break it. See if it is wet and sticks to the baking sheet. Don’t take them out unless the shells are firm to the touch and fully baked inside.