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.