Hi everyone, promise not to laugh at my first ever attempt at making Macarons! Mmmm, I think I need some more practice as they are not the right shape, however, they tasted delicious, I filled them with strawberry jam and double cream.
I made them this morning (Sunday) however, I watched a couple of You Tube videos showing how to make these delightful little desserts and then afterwards found this wonderful blog about the making of Macarons. Trust me, what this lady does not know about making Macarons would fit on a postage stamp, her blog is a Macaron paradise with lots of tips to eventually achieve perfection in these sweet little things. I found the reason why my Macarons were not flat, apparently the mixture was too stiff and needed more folding, well at least I have an excuse to make some more and do lots of practice.
I stitched the embroidery and coloured it with pastel pencils, I am hoping to make a box and cover the top with it. You can purchase the embroidery pattern from Kimberley on Etsy, she has lots of pretty embroidery patterns that you will love! (more embroidery photos below)
I purchased the Laduree Sucre book at the end of last year and although I did not follow the recipe in this book I just had to show you how pretty it is. I purchased my copy from Amazon uk.
Maybe one day my Macarons will look like this!
There are lots of other lovely sweet treats!
And gorgeous pictures!
Until next time - Happy Stitching!