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Week 149: Dark chocolate peppermint macarons

This bottle of peppermint extract has been sitting in my refrigerator for a while and now that it’s finally the season for peppermint flavours – I am going crazy with it! Advertisements

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Week 131: Macaron à la Fleur de Sel

Salted caramel is my favourite flavour, after chocolate and I have been on the lookout for a good salted caramel macaron recipe for the longest time. I have flipped past Pierre Hermé’s version so many times but never considered trying … Continue reading

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Week 131: Macaron Imagine

My book shelves are full, but after I skimmed through Pierre Hermé’s new Macaron book, I knew I just have to buy it. (It’s now sitting on my ironing board.)

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Week 129: Madeleine Mathilda

Few things exhilarate a baker like watching your baked goods transform from the raw batter to its cooked form in the oven – like oven spring for a loaf of bread, macaron “feet” formation, choux puffing, the list goes on.

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Week 115: Bitter chocolate and pistachio macarons

I was really torn between developing some new macaron flavours and making sure I manage to serve up some macarons for my guests this coming weekend. Considering my bad baking mojo these past few days, I decided to bet on … Continue reading

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Week 115: Strawberry cheesecake macarons

Ever since I started baking macaron shells using Pierre Herme’s Italian meringue method, I have never had any failed bakes. Until this weekend. There were many, many mistakes. First of which was when I thought mixing the color gel into … Continue reading

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Week 112: Bitter chocolate and salted hazelnut macaron

For one reason or another, I have managed to accumulate 2 large stacks of frozen egg whites in my freezer. Yes, they freeze well. What I normally do is I will line a small bowl with a layer of cling … Continue reading

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Week 109: Chocolate and lemon madeleines 

 This recipe from Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Desserts book has been sitting at the back of my mind for the longest time. I have been wanting to try out my new madeleine pan, and I was looking for a chocolate madeleine recipe. … Continue reading

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Week 107: Pistachios and raspberries macarons

 After my earlier practice run, I am glad these little French cookies were very well received during our office barbecue. In fact, one guy said it was even better than Ladurée. That definitely made my day. Maybe it’s time to … Continue reading

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Week 104: Pistachios and raspberries macarons

 As the end of year approaches, friends and colleagues are organising many get-togethers. And for one particular activity, the nice host asked if I would be so kind as to bake some macarons. When asked what his favourite flavour is, … Continue reading

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