If at first you don’t succeed,
Try, try again!
I’m going to blame the residual effects of Pete the Cat on my choice to not have a minor breakdown when my macarons came out of the oven looking like (for lack of a better word) poo, and instead chose to dust myself off, separate some more egg whites, and try again.
And it’s a good thing I did! Macarons are so darn temperamental. Some still ended up looking like volcanos:
But for the most part, batch number two was pretty adorable. I followed this recipe from Eat, Live, Run (new fave blog!), but swapped the raspberry and rose for 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice in the macaron batter and pumpkin for the filling.
Some were filled with a mixture of chocolate and pumpkin puree (uh, YUM).
And others, Trader Joe’s pumpkin cream cheese (which should definitely become a staple in your household – thanks Miss Tracey!).
Macaroon, french macaroon, macaron – whatever you want to call it, these little guys are SO cute and SOO tasty.
And if at first your macarons don’t succeed – try, try again! It will be worth it – bon appetit!