Yes I have got a bit caught up in the whole "Macaron Frenzy" that seems to have splashed over all the reality TV cooking programs and then mesmerised the masses.
I recently got my first cookbook dedicated to this lovely biscuit courtesy of my friend Lynn:
Aren't they PRETTY!
In Australia we have a lovely lady DONNA HAY who is known as a "Food Stylist" but she is also an awesome home cook/chef. She is VERY good at shortcuts to achieve an awesome result.
My brother who has also got a love of food.... bought this when he saw it on special in his supermarket:
It sat in his pantry for months before he gave it to me to make them.... because he thought it all sounded a bit tricky.
So yesterday he came over for dinner with his two mini schnauzers, and I baked them in the afternoon. This is how they turned out:
These appear much more yellow than what they really were..... I had to take the pictures at night without the benefits of natural light - hence the yellow tinge
Almost identical I'd say (minus the colour issue LOL!)
And we can honestly say - really nice and delicious - and much less sugary than others we have tried.
Well Done Donna !! Another really great product.
But I will be making mine from scratch (stretching my skills) from here on using my cookbook.
No doubt you will hear all about my attempts. Wish me luck.