sigh...macarons. Why do you taunt me?
Well I have tried baking beautiful macarons before (they were pistachio & ginger chocolate) and they were absolutely delicious but again, like these ones - not very pretty at all. No frilly little feet, no smooth domed tops. grr.
I'm sure it will just take more practice and more research. Please cross your fingers for me!
Anyway, since these weren't so perfect I am not including the recipe - but it was a basic almond macaron with very finely ground fresh coffee beans and dark chocolate buttercream. So tasty!
Maybe it was my folding technique? Who knows.... I think the mix was a little too thick because they didn't spread quite enough once piped. There was cracks, and misshapen ones and NO frilly feet!
Macarons you're lucky you taste damn delicious even when you fail.