It was driving both of us crazy. So last week, we bought a new oven. YEY!!
It's bigger; it can fit four 13 inch pans and has an even heating element. I was practically jumping up and down all the way to my parents' home. I was so excited to try it out! I gathered all my macaron ingredients and went to work.
Unfortunately, because it's a new oven, our first batch was a dismal failure. I totally forgot how quirky new ovens were. It took my sister and I several baking attempts to get to know the oven. Six batches of macarons to be exact. (Most were still edible, but looked really pitiful though.)
On our seventh batch, after a lot of tweaks with our recipe as well as adjustments with the oven temp and baking time, we finally got it right. I was squealing with delight when I saw the ruffled feet peek out from beneath the intact shiny meringue domes. Finally! A good batch of macarons that we can properly fill with the lemon curd I prepared.
Love the bokeh on this photo. :)
I'm thrilled that we now have orders for Christmas. :D