A year ago blogs were full of images of Macarons, you couldn't open a web page without being hit by pastel shades and images of Paris.
By the power of Google i chose this recipe as the comments made it seem foolproof. All those cookery books, and i still google for recipes.
They aren't easy to make.
Mine are grainy.
I substituted normal sugar for lavender sugar, and added a lavender syrup to the butter cream filling. They taste and have the texture of Laduree's finest, but look like they have a blight, some look like iced gems.
Then last night, Raymond Blanc declared it can take 10 years to perfect the macaron.
I have decided it is easier to marry Raymond.
Posted by Miss Pickering at 11:07 AM