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Well, the first test batch of potential Cherry Naticks was a pretty hilarious failure. The butterish spread was probably a bad idea, but I also suspect the dough of having been just too liquidy to begin with -- almond flour is pretty oily and probably shouldn't have quite so much vanilla and egg mixed into it. The pastry cups collapsed, and all sorts of interesting oils are flowing around. I'm glad I lined the cookie sheet with parchment paper. I'll salvage what I can, I guess, and then go out tomorrow morning, get more cherry preserves, and try out a different almond dough that has less liquid in it, and also some cornstarch, which should help with the problem of oily almond flour.

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lcohen
Nov. 21st, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
and there's the report i longed for--i should have looked ahead!!
frenchpony
Nov. 21st, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)
This was why I decided to try out the first experiment tonight instead of tomorrow morning. If I'd baked the failed batch on the morning of the singing, I would be a very unhappy camper. As it is, I just laugh at the humorously deformed pastries and resolve to try the dough from the paleo website instead.

I think that this batch will be at least moderately edible, if not particularly attractive, once it cools overnight. We'll see. I'll just have to remember to head out early enough to get the jam and make the new cookies before my German student arrives.
jelazakazone
Nov. 21st, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
DH reports that using a mix of coconut flour, arrowroot, and almond flour gives really good results. I forget what the ratio is though. Are you interested? I can ask!
frenchpony
Nov. 21st, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
Sure, I'd love to have them. I didn't get your message until after the second try at the Cherry Naticks went into the oven, but it'd be good to have for future reference.
jelazakazone
Nov. 21st, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't see the post until a couple hours ago!
frenchpony
Nov. 21st, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
Singing is tonight, so I had to move a bit efficiently if I wanted to have a replacement batch of cookies ready to eat! (And to get Turkish Delight or something from the corner Middle Eastern store if Batch #2 fails as well.)
jelazakazone
Nov. 21st, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't see the post until a couple hours ago!

DH says: By weight it was 5 parts almond, 2 parts arrowroot and 1 part coconut.

Maybe the next attempt will be fruitful!
frenchpony
Nov. 21st, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll give it a try next time I'm in the mood to experiment. The current experiment comes out of the oven in a couple of minutes, so I'll know then what became of it.
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