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The Mint Slice macaron experiment

Work stashI love my chocolate biccies (Aussie slang for biscuits). I’ve been known to have a stash of around 4-5 packets of chocolate biccies at home, and when I was working, they would be in my work drawer (locked of course) for my lunch dessert. The stash would usually consist of Tim Tams, in a multitude of flavours, and Mint Slice. So, when I had some leftover egg whites from making the petite croquembouche for Bastille Day, I thought it would be a good opportunity to do some experimenting with macarons and I used the Mint Slice as my inspiration. Read more…

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A dedication through macarons

For you BrennaIn a previous post, I professed my love for macarons. I do have a huge soft (sweet) spot for this tinky tiny morsel of Frenchy tastiness! It had been a while since I made a batch of macarons and I was in the mood to be inspired, so I made a mental note that this weekend was the weekend to make them. Most of the macarons I’ve made so far, have had a ganache filling, because a ganache is easy to make – heat some cream, pour it over some chocolate, mix to melt chocolate and voila; there’s your ganache! So, I was a little excited when I saw a blog post about Red Velvet macarons by Jo The Tart Queen. Read more…

My love affair with French macarons

I love macarons. Ever since my partner brought home some Laduree macarons for me from Paris in 2008, I have been obsessed! When I started becoming a little more serious about my baking last year, I decided that I would try more challenging recipes, and from what I had read, French macarons do require some technical skill being the hardest type of macaron to make (more difficult than the Italian and Swiss meringue). For a little while, I was apprehensive about giving macarons a crack, until Cath Chen from Confessions of a Glutton blogged about making Raspberry Tea & Honey macarons. After reading her post, I was inspired to have a go. Read more…

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