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Macaron tips!

Lucy Green's picture
Lucy Green

Macaron tips!

how shall I make them without the peaks and the popped air bubble marks? 

Rock's picture

Not a pastry chef and it's been years since I've done these.

That established, you need to go sideways and sort of circular with your piping bag to avoid the peak. I also think you may have gotten the bubbles from over mixing. The mixing is a fine line and usually is something you learn first hand from a fellow pastry chef or by trial and error.


banana's picture

To avoid the peaks dip your finger in water and just poke them down after piping.

semolina_man's picture

Let the cookies dry before baking.  Bruno Albouze shows how it's done.


retired baker's picture
retired baker

slam the tray to remove bubbles, proper technique avoids nipple.

No need for screen after baking.