If I had a dollar for every time someone told me “An… I have no idea how your mind works” I would have at least $5 by now. So, one thing you will learn about me is that I like to experiment and
alot of the time sometimes I have the strangest ideas…. and this is an example of one of them.
I had the idea for this post when I saw some box mix for macarons in Woolworths and I wondered if we could replicate the same using Pavlova magic. [I must confess, I have used the box macrons before and there are easily the worst thing I ever made]. But let’s face it.. there was only way to find out whether you could make macarons with pavlova magic, my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give it a try.
In theory, there was a very small probability that this could work. Because macarons and pavlova both share similar techniques and ingredients-
Meringues= Egg Whites + Sugar
Pavlova= Egg Whites + Sugar + Cornstarch
Macrons = Egg whites+ Sugar + Icing Sugar + Almond meal
Pavlova Magic = Pavlova Magic + Water
????? = Pavlova Magic +Water +Almond meal
I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out, I decided to make two batches so I could tweak the ratios.This did not matter because I knew that this turn out horribly……… And guess what? I was right!
Here is the play by play-
First batch, 50/50 almond meal and Pavlova magic. This turned out really lumpy and gross.
Second Batch 77% Pavlolva magic, 25% Almond meal. Less Lumpy.. but still gross.
I actually forgot to take photos of the finished product! Trust me.. it was not impressive at all. They came out all spongy, gummy and horrible!
So, there you have it! The answer is NO, you cannot make macarons with Pavlova magic.
I’ve tried it so you don’t have to… Don’t try this at home kids 🙂