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Mactweets January

Mactweets January

So for this month’s Mactweets macaron challenge, the mission was to try something new. How about just vying for macarons that actually turn out like they’re supposed to? I find it’s always best to aim low, then you can’t be too disappointed when you fail (you know, like last time..)! For this reason, my only […]

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Macaron mania!

Macaron mania!

Well after the Paris macaron extravaganza workshop, I am sure you are all sick of hearing about them on ELTW. Sorry friends but you have not heard the last of them because 2010 will be the year I learn how to make them (without the help of the lovely Chef François…). After my last disastrous […]

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Mery Christmans (no, this is not a typo!)

Mery Christmans (no, this is not a typo!)

Ten years ago in Morocco, even in the midst of Ramadan, we were thrilled to be welcomed and wished Mery Christmans (or even Merry Christmas!). This year to all my readers and friends around the world, I wish you a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. My gifts to you are two-fold: Firstly, following my macaron […]

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Graine de macarons! (Ecole de Pâtisserie du Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre, Paris)

Graine de macarons! (Ecole de Pâtisserie du Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre, Paris)

Wednesday December 23rd 2009. 8.45am Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre, Paris 8ième I WILL learn how to make macarons with FEET. The setting is sublime… A brave dozen of us head downstairs to the workshop: Un petit café to start the morning… And some snacks in case we got peckish throughout the nearly 4 hours… And off […]

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Priceless. Not.

Priceless. Not.

Three hours in the kitchen = $45 (and that’s being generous…)Ingredients to make 3 batches of macarons = $10TWO edible macarons out of all that time and effort = priceless (and not in a good way!) Now I have made macarons before. The first time they looked like this: Second time, ummmm not so much… […]

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