Time was running out, and thanks to La du Jour I got a much needed time extension. Every year on March 20, the world celebrates Macaron Day. According to the site Relais Desserts, Le Jour du Macaron is the day when each one of us can succumb to the delights and pleasure of this lightly domed delicacy, crispy on the outside with a tender, moist center in a dazzling array of colors! I was back to the kitchen, thinking big on all the tips I gathered on Twitter last night. My twin sistah Jamie offered precious advice; add more nut meal if the batter seems a little flowy. Do it with Ottolenghi screams Meeta who has perfected the art of macaronia! Ken from Hungry Rabbit NYC told me what worked for him… he rests the macronage for a bit in the fridge. 162C is what works for him… sigh… why does nothing work for me this time?
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