sticky macarons

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by tasaras1234, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. tasaras1234

    tasaras1234

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    Hi chefs. I made macaroons today and they turned out nice when they came out of the oven. However their bottom was very sticky. I use traditional oven, pan with double parchement paper and baked them at 190 C about 8-9′ (initially at 250 C for 1′) with oven ajar. Any thoughts about what has happened? Thanks a lot
     
  2. cbm4

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    If the macarons are not coming off the pan cleanly then they are underbaked.
     
  3. tasaras1234

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    the macarons were perfect. indeed i had to bake them 1'-2' more. All they need is leave them a long time on parchment paper to cool.

    However does anybody know if i could use dextrose powder instead of confectioner's sugar to make less sweet macarons
     
  4. chefedb

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    If they came out good, except for sticking because you didn't leave them in long enough then why would you alter the recipe. Stick with sugar and traditional way.
     
  5. cbm4

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    Dextrose powder or another sugar is going to react differently then using 10x. It melts differently and with the addition of sugar in 10x you also have starch.
     
  6. tasaras1234

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    thank you very much for your answers
     
  7. ruwi

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    hi chef

    wanted to know which oven is best used for macarons. im using my oven at home but because of big quantities i need to get a bigger oven .which type is suitable
     
  8. chefsammie

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    I would also like to know what commercial oven is best. The restaurant where I work uses the Holman convection oven and it is terrible for macarons when all trays are put in there. When we bake one tray on the bottom shelf--no cracks. Two trays+ yields many cracked macarons. Any tips?