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Ah, macarons. They’re the epitome of fancy café sweets, and they’re perhaps one of the most photogenic foods in the world.
However, if you’ve ever set foot in a kitchen and attempted to bake them, you’ll have most probably realized that you’re severely under-qualified for the task.
But Malaysian actor and internet personality Sean Lee shows us that just because you don’t have any baking experience, you shouldn’t give up.
Of course, with the lack of experience, hilarity ensues:
I cackled 38 seconds into the video.
As part of TV3’s Ohsem Tak? Awesome! vlog series, Sean took it upon himself to bake everybody’s favorite delectable treat: Macarons.
Don’t fall for their deceptively-simple aesthetic. It takes a lot of hard work and precision to get them just right.
And as Sean found out, though they’re pretty difficult to make, it’s not impossible.
Here’s a step-by-step guide, courtesy of Sean Lee:
First, separate the egg whites from the yolk.
Do not underestimate the finesse needed in order to pull off such a task.
Next, whip up the egg whites with a bit of flour until they start sticking to the bowl. You’ll need just the right consistency.
A great way to test this out is to hold the bowl upside down. But if you’re worried that your egg whites are too runny, don’t hold the bowl directly above your head.
Don’t be like Sean, unless you want whipped egg whites all over your face.
Add some food coloring into the whipped egg white mix and start piping them onto a baking sheet. Then slap them in the oven and bake at 160ºC for 15 minutes.
Sean likes Mickey Mouse, apparently.
Sure, not all the macarons will turn out perfect. But that’s okay.
If you’re up for it, you can even draw funny faces on the macarons that didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to.
And there you go, your very own homemade macarons!
But here’s a cool little nugget of tech wizardy: The entire vlog was filmed using the Samsung Galaxy A51.
The smartphone comes jam-packed with a whole suite of photography and video features that’ll impress even the most avid power-users.
The Samsung Galaxy A51 features a quad-camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel primary camera, a much welcomed 12-megapixel Ultra Wide Angle lens, a 5-megapixel Macro lens, as well as a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
And with the addition of that depth sensor, you’ll be able to achieve smooth and buttery bokeh.
But let’s say you’re not satisfied with the placement or strength of the bokeh in your photo. Thanks to Samsung’s Live Focus feature, you can adjust your bokeh after you’ve taken your shot.
When it comes to video recording, the Samsung Galaxy A51 allows you to shoot in 4K resolution, which means your vlogs will look sharp, vibrant, and crystal clear.
And with Samsung’s Super Steady mode returning to the Galaxy A51, you won’t have to be worrying about shaky or jittery video footage.
The icing on the cake is the 32-megapixel front-facing selfie camera, which can shoot video in Ultra HD. It also adds to the phone’s pretty aesthetic thanks to Samsung’s Infinity-O display.
Combine all that with a slick Super AMOLED display and long-lasting battery life, you’re all set for the day’s adventures.
Malaysians can get their own Samsung Galaxy A51 starting from RM1,299 for the 6GB model and RM1,399 for the 8GB model.
For more details, head over to the official Samsung website.
And if you can’t get enough of Ohsem Tak? Awesome!, keep a lookout for more episodes on the TV3 Malaysia YouTube channel, featuring some of your favorite Malaysian personalities.
Look out for episodes featuring Nabila Razali, Ismail Izzani, and Haqiem Rusli!
Click here to head to the official TV3 YouTube channel.
Cover image sourced from TV3Malaysia Official / YouTube.