There’s 2 reasons I don’t like making macarons.
1. I’m a little OCD about getting them all the same size, as I mentioned in my Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie post.
2. They never turn out quite as nice as the ones you can buy in french patisseries or made by professionals who have made 100′s and know what they’re doing.
I just knew I had to have it! All my macarons would be the same size! No more macaron OCD,
To test out my new silicone sheet I didn’t want to do anything fancy. I’ve seen a fantastic recipe for hazlenut nutella macarons, but I thought I better stick to my normal easy macaron recipe. I didn’t want the new recipe to interfere with my ability to tell if the sheet worked.
I whipped up a normal batch, filled the little holes and put them in the oven. Coloured bright pink of course. I’ll let this be my homage to 80′s movies. I sometimes wish I was Molly Ringwald.
I wasn’t sure how full the fill them. I think I might have filled them a bit much since when I tapped the baking sheet the silicone sheet was on against the work surface, some spilled over.
So how did they turn out?
Firstly, after the standard 16-18 minutes I cook my macarons for, they were no where near cooked! I ended up leaving them for another 10 minutes before I took them out. Even then when I tried to take them off the sheet after minutes to place on a cooling rack, some macaron mixture got left behind.
But I can’t fault the way they all turned out round and the same size. In essence this is a great idea, but since it didn’t come with any instructions, I have a few pointers if anyone buys one.
1. Bake longer than instructed.
2. Leave until completely cool until you try and remove them.
3. Don’t overfill.
For a first time macaron maker I would definitely recommend this item. It takes some of the stress away of making macarons for the first time. I think i’ll definitely use it again now I know what I’m doing, so keep an eye out for that!
If you’d like to buy one of these sheets,click here.
Has anyone else had any experience with one of these mats?
This post was sponsored by the Craft Company who I received the items from. All opinions are my own.