Only yesterday, after I finished the World Bread Day 2009 – Roundup with 264 amazing entries, I realized I had still to make the Daring Baker’s challenge: Macaroons!

¡Qué horror! Of course there was no time to let age the egg whites for 3 days and no time to let them take room temperature as well. Perhaps that’s why I produced the world’s ugliest Macaroons? Where is the distinctive “foot” at the base of my macaroons gone?

Daring Bakers - World's ugliest Macaroons

It doesn’t worth to write down my proceeding. But in case you wonder: These should be Coconut Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling. I think, it’s better you head over to the Daring Kitchen Headquarter to see the recipe as well the perfect Macaroons my fellow Daring Bakers made.

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The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macaroons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.

November 2007 Challenge – Tender Potatoe Bread
December 2007 Challenge – Yule Log
January 2008 Challenge – Lemon Meringue Pie
February 2008 Challenge – French Bread
March 2008 Challenge – Perfect Party Cake
April 2008 Challenge – Cheesecake Pops
May 2008 Challenge – Opéra Cake
June 2008 Challenge – Danish Braid
July 2008 Challenge – Filbert Gateau
August 2008 Challenge – Chocolate Eclairs
September 2008 Challenge – Lavash Crackers
October 2008 Challenge – Pizza
November 2008 Challenge – Caramel Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting
January 2009 Challenge – Tuiles
February 2009 Challenge – Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Valentino
March 2009 Challenge – Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna (Lasagne Verdi al Forno)
April 2009 Challenge – Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping
Mai 2009 Challenge – Banana Strudel
June 2009 Challenge – Bakewell Tart
July 2009 Challenge – Milan Cookies
September 2009 Challenge – Vols-au-Vent

More entries and recipes in English.