Clementine macarons

  With Xmas bakes all around us don't forget to give your next batch of macarons a festive twist- what do you mean you are scared to make them!!! Follow my basic recipe but add the grated zest of a clementine or satsuma, add some orange colour paste or powder (NOT liquid colouring) and if…

Referendum bakes

Scots voted decicively on Thursday to stay within the union of United Kingdom and because I don't really need an excuse for a party or to feed a crowd, I made these themed bakes for Thursday's get together. Do not confuse fudge with tablet – tablet is in a superior category of its own. I…

Salted caramel macarons

If you know my blog you know macarons are my 'thing'. I am not sure macarons impress more than things I consider to be more worthy of praise but they do. I am running one of my 'foolproof macaron' fundraising classes very soon and thought I'd play around with a new flavour. I made a…

Dolce de leche macarons

Time for another macaron variation! The number one rule when experimenting with the basic recipe, which you can find here, is to keep your paste nice and thick before you add the sugar syrup. Once you start adding liquids, whether that's colouring or flavouring you are likely to end up with too runny a mixture…

Raspberry macarons

Very quick post in my effort to try a post a day in November. I have posted on my passion for baking macarons before. My foolproof Italian meringue recipe was one of my first posts and is here. Having recently discovered freeze dried fruit, I have been experimenting with macaron shells and fillings. I filled…

Lemon macarons with lavender buttercream

As all my friends and followers know, I make a LOT of macarons, and cannot be persuaded to make them by the French method. Since that's the way most bloggers I read make them, I make no apologies for posting another variation on my basic recipe.