Just Do It

I made macarons for the first time yesterday, and I must say that I’m pleased with the result. But it was a long time coming. I bought the almond meal 5 months ago. I read everything I could about them. What I ended up doing was over thinking it. How to and how long to age the whites, etc. I didn’t know which method to follow. Then, this weekend I read Stella Parks’s post on “macaron mythbusters”. She is the first person who I’ve heard blow off all that advice. So, throwing caution into the wind, I followed her recipe to a t, and it worked. Sure, they weren’t Ladurée caliber, but pretty good. So, why did I wait so long? What’s the worst that would have happened? I could have spent the last 5 months improving my technique. How many times do you write an idea for a recipe down, but don’t get around to trying it? Make that food. Put it on the plate. Make, eat, tweak, repeat. Just do it.


One thought on “Just Do It

  1. really good information that I needed to "hear." I’m gonna go pull that almond meal out of the refrigerator. ….yeah, the stuff I put in there almost a year ago now!

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