Some time ago I got The Vegan Boulangerie.
I desperate wanted the book because of the recipe for vegan macarons. And finally I found some time to try them out.
Strange enough the base of the recipe is marzipan and rice flour. By this, I knew this was going to be a hard job. So it was, and helas, I have to say, a little bit of a dissapointement too.
First it was very hard to make a decent dough. So, probably I added to much rice flour.
Then I couldn’t make nice round shapes. As you can see in the picture:
But hey, who cares about the look, it’s all about the taste, isn’t it? But, also that came as a dissapointed. No way this tasted like macarons, more like baked marzipan that needed to be chewed on. I also baked them to high in the oven, so they became really quick brown.
Probably I made a lot of mistakes by not following the directions of the recipe like it should be, but I don’t think this will be ‘the’ recipe for veganizing macarons.
Does anyone has any other recipe? Tips? I read some rumours that bittersweet will have some in her new book.
PS: please don’t judge a book by one bad recipe review. I still like The vegan boulangerie. It’s a very sympathic attempt to veganize french baking.