Nothing gets me going like a good recipe and a new dish to bake. The planning, the excitement when the dish looks like its working out, the joy of seeing my family and friends gobble it up and eagerly looking forward to what I can bake next, everything about baking makes me happy (the messy kitchen counter top aside :p) Here's a peek into my kitchen, my cooking, my wonderland.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The elusive macaron

Pretty in pink

I made these treats for V day but never got around to posting them, so here it is: better late than never right? 
Yes, these are indeed Macarons. I've had three failed attempts at these beauties, but going by the number of posts online with people 'desperately seeking Macarons', I don't think I have fared so bad in my pursuit of these french delicacies.
 Adrian Zumbo, you are to blame for my fixation for these gorgeous treats. Ever since I saw his Macaron tower on Masterchef Australia, I've been dying to try to make a decent batch. I am yet to perfect these lil mounds of joy. Truth be told, half out of this batch were not privileged to grace my blog, but did fare pretty well in my tummy :) So, once I perfect the recipe, a detailed tutorial will be coming up. Till then, feast your eyes on my Raspberry Macarons filled with chocolate ganache. 
Sinful, yes, resistible, no!