Couple of years ago I decided to drive to Hollywood Florida to take some classes on how to make macaroons for 1000+ people for a buffet in Las Vegas. I fell in love with the process, I already knew the basic principles to make macaroons but what caught my attention is the level complex variables that exist to make them as the recipe can be quite sensitive to changes in humidity, temperature, and oven settings. We’ll explore the variations of a macaroon recipe and how they can be affected by these factors.
Macaroons are a beloved treat that have captured the hearts of many around the world. They are delicate and delicious, with a crispy exterior and a soft, chewy interior. However, making these delightful treats can be a bit of a challenge.
One of the most significant factors that can affect the macaroon recipe is humidity. High humidity can cause the macaroons to absorb moisture from the air, which can make them soft and sticky. To combat this, it’s essential to use a recipe that’s specifically designed for high humidity environments. Additionally, it’s crucial to let the macaroons dry out before baking them. This can be done by leaving them out at room temperature for an extended period or by using a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air.
Temperature is another factor that can affect the macaroon recipe. If the temperature in the kitchen is too high, the macaroons can spread out and lose their shape. On the other hand, if the temperature is too low, the macaroons may not rise properly and can end up being too dense. It’s essential to ensure that the kitchen is at the right temperature before starting the recipe. Additionally, it’s crucial to use an oven thermometer to ensure that the oven is at the right temperature for baking the macaroons.
Finally, the oven settings can also affect the macaroon recipe. If the oven is too hot, the macaroons can burn on the outside while remaining raw on the inside. On the other hand, if the oven is too cool, the macaroons may not rise properly and can end up being too dense. It’s essential to preheat the oven to the right temperature and to use the correct oven settings for baking the macaroons. This may require some experimentation to find the optimal settings for your oven.
In conclusion, making macaroons can be a bit of a challenge due to the sensitivity of the recipe to changes in humidity, temperature, and oven settings. However, by using a recipe designed for high humidity environments, ensuring that the kitchen is at the right temperature, and using the correct oven settings, you can achieve perfect macaroons every time. So go ahead and experiment with different variations of the recipe to find the perfect macaroon for you. Here’s an incredible recipe that is sure to help you beat the upcoming high temperatures of summer.