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.
I was so excited to make this month's challenge : french macaroons. But mine came out terribly. The macaroons were chewy not light and crispy.
Also, I made an effort to make a 'tahini' filling (a la peanut butter buttercream). I mixed it with powdered sugar and it looked promising, until I thinned it with milk and it became glossy and tacky not smooth and creamy.
In the end they were OK but not really good enough to keep eat and we only managed to eat a couple before giving up on the disaster... ugh.