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Festive Macarons

Festive Macarons

This past week I fell out of favour with macarons big time. Despite making them quite regularly now I had an EPIC fail when making my first batch of these chocolate and chestnut ones for our Dinner at the Manor vintage afternoon tea so I had to restart. I still wasn’t completely happy with my … Continue reading

A Fruity Tart

A Fruity Tart

Drum roll please… finally a baking related post! The last sweet thing I wrote about was way back in April and now we’re hurtling towards Autumn. If I’m honest, I think I fell a bit out of love with baking over the summer, holidays, post holiday weight gain and a quest to lose such weight … Continue reading

Holy Macaron!

Holy Macaron!

Take that macarons! In your face!! Yes, you can probably gauge by my enthusiasm that I am extremely happy!! As I have said before, Macarons scare me. Proper scare the living sh!t out of me – more than Pennywise the clown from Stephen King’s IT. (If you don’t know who he is, then do an image … Continue reading

F.E.A.R.

This is just a quickie…for the past few months / weeks I have been thinking about attempting macarons. Macarons scare the living shit out of me. The stuff of nightmares, well them and soufflés, oh and scary clowns. And ventriloquist dummies. Sob sob sob. Now I love a good cake – cakes are easy, they’re quirky … Continue reading