Daring Bakers – The world’s ugliest Macaroons

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.


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.

17 Gedanken zu „Daring Bakers – The world’s ugliest Macaroons

  1. Do not be so hard on yourself they do look nice. I have never tried this method before but I read that one can dry out the whites in the microwave if running short of time. Kudos for still giving these a try!

  2. I love your macaroons! I think they look soooo cute even if they didn’t turn out perfect. Not to mention that you did a wonderful job setting up the photo to make them look so great :)

  3. Aw, those are hardly the ugliest! Trust me, I’ve seen worse come out of my own kitchen, and besides, they look perfectly delicious all the same. :)

  4. I think you are being too harsh on yourself I think this is a good 1st effort especially after some of the things you mentioned what is important is they tasted good. Great effort and great honesty, Bravo for both of those traits in your post. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

  5. They may not be perfect macarons but I think they look delicious, very tender and chewy like I like! And perfect with the chocolate filling! I always say, if it tastes so yummy you can’t stop eating them then they are perfect!

  6. well,my dear, come and have a look at mine!!! lower thans yours too!
    I was so excited to do macaroons, my very first time…and my egg whites were old enough and at room temperature, but…there must be a devil or something mysterious in the air…a complete aesthetic failure!
    Anyway, I have seen so many beautiful DBs macaroons that I am satisfied with them!
    and… to tell you the truth…we can happily survive without macaroons, can’t we?

  7. I don’t know why I find it funny that you made them coconut, kinda like American macaroons! Yeah these pesky things don’t take long to bake but the prep time is too lengthy huh.

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