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I feel I have some sort of Anti-Midas cooking thing going on today... (Well, it's yesterday now...)

Anyway, I attempted to make a magnificent macaron for a great friend's 21st BUT IT DIDN'T WORK!! : <

I EVEN DID SOO MUCH RESEARCH! THESE SITES, I READ!

This, This, This AND EVEN THIS!

Even with this amount of knowledge I was unable to complete a simple task of making macarons!

It seemed everything was against me. The aim was for the finished product to be a raspberry macaron with a raspberry white chocolate ganache with raspberries between the biscuits...

The first hurdle was THAT THERE ARE NO RASPBERRIES!

NONE!

ANYWHERE!?

I did find freeze dried raspberry powder, but it was $30 for 150g!! I only wanted 5g! So I didn't buy it. I AM SOO POOR! :(

Eventually I decided I would go the Italian macaron way. That way, I could make a sugar syrup and add things to it. The plan was a blueberry sugar syrup. I processed/ blended the home blueberries and spent many a time squishing them through a sieve of sorts. I then added sugar and put it to a boil. Of course, all the guides say heat it to 115°C, checking with a "Candy thermometer"
...

WHO THE FUCK HAS A CANDY THERMOMETER!?!??! SERIOUSLY!

Anyway, I whisked up the egg whites a bit to the state described and then added the hot syrup. IT DESTROYED THE EGGS! THEY WENT ALL FLAT!

I was sad.

But I kept going, I wasn't going to be stopped. I had found dried blueberries in the cupboard before. The idea was simple. Blend blueberries with icing sugar. That way, you would get a blueberry powder.

It worked! Kinda... But the powder was blue. I whisked a couple more egg whites (by hand this time...) and added it, BUT IT FAILED AGAIN!

I threw it all out.

I then checked my lemon oil. My pride and joy. It still tasted VERY OLIVE OILY! Gah! So I threw it out also.

Do you know how depressing it is to clean up after you've failed many times? It is very depressing...

Oh, I did succeed at making PHABO... WHOOPEE!

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