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Lavender macarons

While summer brings mountains of fresh fruit and bright flavours, it is also the season for lavender to flower. Freshly dried flower buds give these macarons a rich, heady perfume which is perfectly offset by the creamy vanilla filling. If … Continue reading

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“Hot cross” macarons

More easter fun with macarons 馃榾 A sweetly spiced, fruity filling and topped with a lemon icing cross – all the flavours of a hot cross bun in a macaron! The shells 140g ground almonds 140g powdered (confectioner鈥檚) sugar pinch … Continue reading

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“Creme egg” macarons

Easter is upon us! My kids gave up eating chocolate easter eggs a few years ago, but there’s always room for macarons. Always. Enter, “creme egg” macarons! Chocolate shells, filled with a vanilla ermine frosting “egg white” and a yellow … Continue reading

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Christmas macaroons

Light and fluffy coconut macaroons, studded with candied fruit and enrobed in white chocolate. French-style coconut macaroons (congolais) are made with just coconut, sugar and egg whites and flavoured with a touch of lemon zest, and are much lighter than … Continue reading

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Pumpkin spice macarons

Pumpkin coloured shells with a delicious spiced buttercream filling. Perfect for your Hallowe’en celebrations! Makes 30 filled macarons Preparation: 20 minutes Resting: 20 minutes Baking: 2 x 18 minutes Cooling: 30 minutes + Filling: 10 minutes Maturing: up to 24 … Continue reading

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Goat cheese and thyme madeleines

Moist, soft, slightly tangy savoury madeleines to nibble on with a glass of wine on a warm summer evening. These goat cheese and thyme madeleines are so quick to make and bake. And you don’t need a madeleine pan – … Continue reading

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Welsh cakes with honey butter

Warm, crumbly, fruity Welsh cakes are a traditional tea time treat in Wales, similar to a scone but cooked in a heavy frying pan on the stove-top. Served with sweet, whipped honey butter, they make a scrumptious after school snack … Continue reading

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