So i baked my macaron, it has a perfect outer shape from the top, perfect feet but absolutely no base. When you pick up the shell flip it pipe the filling there is no shiny base but just a hollow of the shape of the top sphere. Any idea why?

  • Check out indulgewithmimi.com/macaron-troubleshooting-guide I dunno how to make macaroons but some research suggests over or under beating the meringue is a common cause of hollow macaroons, as well as some other causes.
    – Jason C
    Oct 14, 2020 at 21:38
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    We've had this question asked before, but it never got any answers. Basically, there is a hundred ways to get macarons wrong and only one (or a few variations) to get them right, so we tend to get the same advice for macaron quesitons no matter what the symptoms. But since the old question is of no use, I made it a duplicate of this one instead of the other way round, maybe we will get answers this time.
    – rumtscho
    Oct 16, 2020 at 14:29
  • What surface are you cooking them on? Baking sheet, baking parchment? Are you preheating it? Oct 17, 2020 at 10:53

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If they are hollow inside, it can also be because they have been cooked too long and/at a temperature that was too high. Most of the recipes say it should be between 140-155° F for 10 to 15 min, but then it depends on your oven, the size of your macarons, and a 1000 little details in the way you made them, so the best is to try little by little to figure out your own ideal temperature!


I agree with Sarah, temperature can be a factor. Many ovens are off slightly so if you believe the oven was set to the correct temperature it might be worth investing in an Oven Thermometer. You can find some for under five dollars (USD). It will help you gauge the internal temperature of your oven so you'll know if it is off. If it is off you'll just want to adjust the temperature you set your bakes for. So for example if you have a recipe that calls for a temperature of 350° F but your oven is running 10° F over, set the temperature for 340° F and that should hopefully solve the problem.

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