Tag Archives: macarons

Macaron Éclairs

Macaron Éclairs B

It seems a bit odd that I was inspired by écalirs when I have a strong dislike for choux pastry. But this works as the perfect replacement, in fact it’s more than perfect – what’s the word for that please? Crisp macaron shells, encasing fresh vanilla cream, dipped in chocolate on one side; no choux needed, that’s what I’m talking about!

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Hazelnut & Salted Caramel Macarons

Hazelnut & Salted Caramel Macarons D

Macarons are great because the flavours you put in them are completely up to you! Be it fruity, be it chocolatey, be it nutty, be it strange – the canvas is blank. Some people go so far as to make them savoury, but sugar is always best in my opinion. And sugar in the form of salted caramel is just lush, not to mention topped with crunchy toasted hazelnuts. After eating these macarons you’ll be living a new life!
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Lavender Macarons

Lavender Macarons B

I remember making macarons on The Great British Bake Off. Back then I’d never even tasted one so I quickly hopped off to a fancy café to know what to aim for. It was love at first bite, sweet, crisp, chewy, flavourful and delicate all in one! I then set about making them; I made over ten batches before I was pleased. Macarons aren’t that difficult to be honest, they can just be tricky – particularly in the mixing, so pay careful attention and when the mixture falls from the spatula in a ribbon stop right there!
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