However, we did do one thing... MAKE MACARONS! (to somewhat quell my Laduree cravings from my stint in Paris 3 weeks ago).
I was lucky to receive this book from Bec (of Fictional Reality & Pencil and Paper fame) for Christmas, which sparked off our culinary rampage in the kitchen.
(It's best you look at the macarons on the top of the pile, not on the bottom :P )
So last week we had our first attempt at making some plain mini macarons - and for our first try they turned out quite well I might add! The texture was almost there, and the taste was just about right too. We just need to work on shape and filling - a few minor changes to our method and I think we'll be getting some less-malformed looking ones soon!
It did take a lot (and I mean a lot!) of preparation... And that was with 3 of us doing separate jobs at the same time! (Simon was taking the photos whilst the girls were doing the hard work)
Everything had to be just right...
We did have a considerable number of failed macarons (misshapen, cracked, etc), which we christened failaroons... But we had a number of more handsome ones as well!
Team effort definitely paid off in this case! Stay tuned for more macaron-ing in the near future -