Well I think everyone knows that The Great British Bake Off appeared on our televisions again Last Tuesday, BBC2 8pm, A must watch television for everyone, even non bakers just for the laughs from Mel and Sue, Paul Hollywood (He would scare me, I know he is a nice guy really but heck still would scare me, I’m a wuss) and not forgetting Mary, a sweet lady who knows her stuff.
Ok well the Challenge, I was on twitter last wednesday and had a quick chat (well joined in with John and Ed chatting) Who are John and Ed I hear you say, John is a contestant on GBBO series 3 and Ed was a previous contestant and also winner. I mentioned I had never made macaroons and lots of other things and should try new things, So John set me a challenge, I had a week to make Macaroons, perfect, shiney with a good foot…..eeekkkk!!! I also chatted To Holly also a former contestant about them she was very helpful also.
I didn’t go into blind I read lots on it and got scared, lots of things can go wrong my first batch actually seemed to come out better than the second batch, but I think I know where I went wrong both times , First batch didn’t fold enough and second batch folded to much and lost the right texture I also didn’t lose the ‘nipple’ on the first batch.
Ok so Images show amounts you need and you have to be precise, I will also explain step by step and hope it works for you guys.
There are many posts around, I’m just trying to show where I went wrong, I will hopefully come back in a few weeks with a full list of where I went wrong and corrected ( when I have found a sponsor to pay for all the eggs and almonds …)
Thank you John and Holly for your tips, I will continue to try and hopefully can say
Reading this back, it seems so simple but really its not, timing, measurements and folding are so important and Holly said it takes practise, she wasn’t wrong, but whatever happens don’t get stressed over them, if they don’t work, try again another day
I’m not scared of admitting I failed as it’s a learning curve and critque is always a good thing.
Linking With Jacqui over at Mummy’s Little Monkey for her Blow your own Linky