Macaron Recipe Troubleshooting FAQ Cracked, Flat, Lumpy,

1. Macaroon Cracked

fix macaron cracked

Try rapping the trays on the bench harder or more times before cooking.

2. Macarons Flat or Lumpy

See the pictures below which show the results of under-mixed and over-mixed macaroon mixture.

undermixed good overmixed
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overmixed french macaron

More questions see the video below:

The video answers the following frequently asked questions:
0:15 Can I have the recipe? …yes… macaron recipe
0:31 Do macarons taste better if you fill them and leave them overnight?
0:58 Do you have a nut free recipe? … yes… nut free macarons
1:38 Can I have the chocolate gnacahe recipe? …yes… plain ganache, ginger ganache, orange ganache
1:59 Is greaseproof paper the same as non-stick baking paper?
2:18 Do you have a chocolate macaron recipe? …yes… chocolate macaron recipe
2:26 My macarons have a skirt rather than a foot, why?
2:45 What does rapped on the bench mean?
2:54 Can I use liquid colour for macaroons
3:13 My macarons turned out lumpy, why?
3:50 I can’t get caster sugar can I use powdered sugar for the whole recipe?
4:12 Can I use icing mixture or does it have to be pure icing sugar?
4:18 How do I flavour the macaron recipe
4:36 Do I have to leave them on the bench before I bake them?
4:56 What is almond meal?
5:04 I don’t have a piping bag :( what can I use?
5:21 I need to make 100 of these perfectly HELP (how to tell if you have folded enough times)
5:52 Can I put two trays int he oven at once?
6:14 Does your recipe use customary or imperial units?
6:29 Can I use less sugar?
6:36 My egg whites won’t whip
7:00 Can I use wheat flour?
7:03 Do I have to use a stand mixer
7:10 Can you replace the egg whites with something else?

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172 Responses to Macaron Recipe Troubleshooting FAQ Cracked, Flat, Lumpy,

  1. Dee Dee says:

    Hiya,
    My macaroon turned out looking fine but hollow in middle. I have no experience with piping bag so accidentally made bigger in size (5cm in diameter). So the baking time was longer.

    Looks alright but when eating it, it is hard and hollow in middle.

    What may be the issue?

    Thanks.
    Dee Dee

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