I have been meaning to bake macarons for a while now. I even bought a macaron set with a special silicon baking sheet. BUT I still haven’t got a kitchen aid for blitzing the almonds finely enough to make macarons all by myself.
So today I turned to the doctor for a little (a lot of, actually) help. Dr.Oetker to be precise. They started selling a macaron mix to which you only need to add milk (the filling) and egg whites (the macarons). They promise confiseur quality. I highly doubt that promise and bought a packet of the mix to see whether the dear doctor can deliver!
I started off with the filling and added 1dl to the mix. You are supposed to stir and boil it for ten (!) minutes. I only cooked it for 4-5 because I was seriously worried that it would burn. 4-5 minutes proved to be enough.
And they taste very nice, too. Maybe a bit too meringuey chrunchy for my taste. And the filling tasted a little artificial. My boyfriend loved them, though, and thought the promise ‘qualité confiseur’ was not without merit.