are macarons really the new cupcake?

Friday, July 09, 2010

I am a self confessed Masterchef addict, just between us I did try out for series one but never made it through. Thank the lord, as I never would have made it through the stress of invention tests. Anyway if you watch you would have seen the macaron tower this week which made me decide I need to once and for all take it off my To Do List where it has been sitting for about a year now.

Just to be clear, macarons are made with almond meal and a different process to macaroons that are made with coconut. They may be the new cupcake but they sure do take alot longer and way more steps involved...i.e triple sifting.

So, I used this recipe from Gourmet Traveller. They are most certainly not perfect, I think I would give myself a 7/10 but I am pretty pleased with them and myself.

Here they are....

Just kidding, these images are from pugly pixel, how divine are they? here are mine...not bad for a first attempt just wish I had of doubled the recipe.

Cant wait to try some more flavours....stay tuned.

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