Santa macarons (with salted caramel chocolate ganache middles)

Is there a broken one I can try? Look, there, that one’s not quite round, surely I can taste that one now?! There’s one little problem with making macarons in my house. You have to wait. Unlike brownies and bread you can’t eat macarons straight from the oven. And you have to wait a while-…

Tonka macarons

I know that this post is about macarons but it starts with a story of fudge and the most fantastic restaurant I know. As I’ve discussed before I spend the end of every summer in the Highlands of Scotland. The land near us, sheltered by the mountains to the north and south and with the…

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Chestnut and cinnamon turkey macarons

Gobble gobble… When my boyfriend suggested I made ‘gobble macarons’ to celebrate thanksgiving I was a little confused. What on earth did he mean? But after a little explaining (apparently it’s the sound you make when you eat turkey) and one very quick search on Pinterest I was sold! Gobble macarons were on the weekend’s To…

Pistachio macarons

I’m having a macaron moment, I just can’t stop making them. I am determined to perfect my recipe, to make flawless macarons every time. I’m definitely not at flawless yet but these were definitely progress! The first challenge of making macarons is the wrinkly feet because without those they would just be colourful biscuits. Thankfully…

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Litchi, rose and raspberry macarons (Ispahan)

Macarons can be temperamental. To say the least. In my first post on the subject I advised not even thinking about making them if there was even the threat of rain; that they are a fair weather patisserie. But what if that needn’t be the case? Now we are in the depths of winternd the chance…

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Lemon verbena tennis ball macarons

In South West London Wimbledon extends for much longer than a fortnight. Tennis balls hang in the windows of every shop, bottles of Pimms are stacked by the tills and strawberries and cream are the default for at least the month before the first serve is hit. As a big tennis fan I am definitely not…

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Salted caramel chocolate macarons

“If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same” I think Rudyard Kipling may have been talking about making macarons! Ok maybe Rudyard Kipling had more serious things on his mind when he wrote If than macarons but he may could easily have been referring to the little blitters!…