I am very much an amateur baker. But someone who considers baking more of an art form is my friend Ted. After years of producing baked goods for high street chains such as Harris + Hoole and Basil, he has pretty much mastered every recipe imaginable. So when a decision was reached to bake macaroons on a day I was visiting, optimism levels were high.
We were very much mistaken. Even with our dynamic minds combined, a very simple macaroon recipe, and 60 minutes of free time, things did not go according to plan. The downward spiral is not that apparent in these pictures until the very end, which frankly looks like a batch of very overdone cookies.
Whilst the experience has not deterred me, it has certainly opened my eyes as to how difficult these little French delicacies are to create! Have you ever had any culinary disasters?