Holy Macra! I really set myself a challenge this time round…..
The punning opportunities were too great to be passed up and so I attempted to make Macraoons. Yes, Macra-oons people! Macaroons that look like giant crabs, oh yes!
I have never made macaroons in my life so I got the following recipe from a family friend:
1 egg ehite
50g ground almonds
100g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond essence
Additional Ingredients to decorate:
- Whisk egg white until stiff
- Fold in the ground almonds, caster sugar, and almond essence
- Spoon onto a greased baking tray
- brush the top of each with egg white and sprinkle with ground almond
- put in the overn at 180 degrees Celsius (Gas mark 4) for 20-25 mins until they begin to brown
Please note this recipe makes the type f macaroons that are more biscuit like (French style, maybe???)
Sooooooooooo after taking them is where the real Terror began……..
I may have been slightly ambitious, thinking I could make macaroons look like giant crabs, but I got there in the end.
Using a pair of scissors I cut out the top of the macarons to make eyestalks.
I then used chocolate tubed icing to line the eyestalks and topped them off with two little chocolate chips for eyes.
I then cut 2 almonds in half and used them as claws on each side of the macaroon using the tubed icing to stick them down.
I finished it off with a little cross in the centre to depict some sort of mouth.
This is the result, not my best work, but damn it was hard!!
More badly punned baked (and other) goodies coming your way soon…….