When I saw that Mactweets’ June theme was “Take a Walk on the Wild Side“, I had but one thought in mind: jungle. And when I think “jungle,” I think this book: I used this when I taught English at the British Council in Paris years ago and both my 7-year-old students and I absolutely […]
I was excited to see this month’s Mactweets theme: Tell me a Story with macarons inspired by a favourite book from childhood. I knew immediately what book I wanted to use for inspiration – a classic Seuss: (Image source: Salon.com) Many of you who know me will be aware that I am just emerging from […]
This month’s MacTweets theme was simply that of celebration. There is so much to celebrate in April that it was left open to interpretation. Now of course, when I think “celebration”, I think “champagne” and it got me Googling as to how on earth I could make a champagne macaron. At this point in my […]
One of the places that was on my list to visit even before I knew we were visiting New Orleans was Sucré. It’s a little out of the way, off the normal tourist path but I was determined. We actually ended up getting a taxi there after a long morning walking around but you could […]
Basic macaron shells (adapted from Tartelette’s recipe) For the shells: 90 gr egg whites (roughly 3 egg whites) (90gr measured after aging) 25 gr to 50 gr granulated sugar 200 gr powdered sugar 110 gr almonds (slivered, blanched, sliced, whatever you like) 1 tablespoon powdered food coloring (optional) (I used liquid since that’s what I […]
Happy Australia Day! To celebrate, I had an idea of combining this month’s Mactweets challenge which had a St Valentine’s Day theme and Mr P of Delicious, Delicious, Delicious‘ “Reinvent the Lamington” challenge. (Check yesterday’s post to find out what a lamington is and to see what I am bringing my colleagues in to work […]
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