Category Archives: Macaron

Salted caramel macarons

It’s been awhile since I made my last batch of macarons.  Generally, I’ve been pretty successful with my attempts at making these fussy little cookies, but this all changed a few months ago when I dared to attempt the Ispahan.  … Continue reading

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Macarons in Paris

Laduree One of the things I was most looking forward to in Paris was a trip (or 5) to my macaron mecca, Laduree.  Our hotel was a few minutes’ walk from the L’Arc de Triomphe, which meant it was an … Continue reading

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Happy macaron day!

Oh, how I wish I was in Paris today – free macarons!  Sugar heaven!  Alas, I’m still in Melbourne (not long now, just 6 more weeks and I’m definitely counting down the days…), but in honour of the jour du … Continue reading

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Raspberry macarons

Another Saturday night… another batch of macarons!  I decided to try out a new recipe this time and attempted a version that uses the French meringue.  I’ve been using Italian meringue based recipes so far (which apparently produces a more … Continue reading

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Earl Canteen: a grown up’s canteen

When someone says the word ‘canteen’, it reminds me of: (a) my primary school canteen that served cup-a-soup during lunchtime (essentially a nutritious mix of corn starch and MSG); and (b) my high school canteen that went a bit upmarket … Continue reading

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Macarons: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again

Having read and heard all the warnings about making your own macarons (‘it’s best left to the experts’, ‘you need to be very precise’, ‘it’s all about the technique…’), I decided to give them a crack, despite being neither precise … Continue reading

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La Tropezienne: macarons revisited

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve had a macaron.  Something like 5 weeks?  So this morning, after being good and sweating it out at the gym, I decided to reward myself with a detour to La Tropezienne.  Now, … Continue reading

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