Saturday, 11 August 2012

Peanut & Salted Caramel Macarons, & tips for the perfect macaron

Hello lovers. Did you miss me? I've been on a mini-hiatus [read: on a bit of a fitness kick hence no baking] but I'm back now! I feel rather like how that Adam fella on Man Vs Food must feel: with so much food and baking to get through, it does rather take a toll on a healthy lifestyle.

But look at these babies! Macarons. Sigh. These are macarons for people who don't like macarons. Those people who go "Oh I just don't get the fuss about macarons, they're too sweet and they don't taste of anything.' Hush your sceptical mouths.

Half-almond-half-peanut shells sandwiched together with decadent salted caramel sauce. It's all salty-sweet and vaguely reminiscent of peanut brittle. Whether you're bribing tutors for better marks [Hi Margot], trying to impress on dates or you simply fancy spending an afternoon leisurely baking, these are the macarons for you. Force them upon the macaron-averse and feel smug when they look at you in awe. And at around 90 cals a pop, even the most health-conscious can indulge. Recipe and tips after the break.