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Macarons – Baking

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12 hours ago, KaffeeKlatsch said:

 

I've been making macarons for a few years with my students. We've always used parchment. I bought silicone mats specifically for macarons. They are marked for piping. We've had problems with them on these mats. Do you find you have to bake longer?

Yes they bake longer. The mats provide a layer of insulation.

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I also find that when I bake on silicone, things spread very differently than they do on parchment. I think it's a combination of the extreme slipperiness and the insulation that keeps things from setting up as quickly. @KaffeeKlatsch, any chance you could try using the silicone mat with the piping marks as a guide to draw circles on parchment, then flip the parchment over and use that for baking?

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