Friday Food: Tiramisu Macaroons

The last few weeks have been busy to say the least and the first thing that has slipped is me time. Time to just do nothing other than what I fancy. Whenever this happens to me I find I have a desperate need to do something that I actually wouldn’t normally choose to do in my spare time and currently, I’m missing cooking. Specifically, I want to cook these…

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I used to think I didn’t like macaroons (a seed planted by tasting a bitter horsechesnut one at an event several years ago,) but I can’t get over the pretty look of them. I’ve heard they’re hard to make and it’s not putting me off. Then I tasted some more last weekend on Portobello Road and realised I do like them. The bottom line is, since seeing this recipe, all I have wanted to do is make them and this weekend that’s exactly what I’ll be doing.

You can find the full recipe here

I’m aware they’re probably going to take a bit of time… pesky two step recipes where you’ve just cleaned the kitchen then have to start over with a filling aren’t usually my thing, but sometimes you just need to immerse yourself in a recipe. This one is actually taken from Marian Keyes new book, Saved by Cake: Over 80 ways to bake yourself happy - a collection of recipes that she cooked whilst battling depression. I’m thinking this one is definitely going to make me happy this weekend.

Might make a good last minute Mother’s Day present?


10 thoughts on “Friday Food: Tiramisu Macaroons

  1. I attempted salted caramel macarons last year. They weren’t pretty, had to be eaten with a tea spoon & plate but they were delicious & guests were suitably impressed! Happy baking – surely your KitchenAid has a special macaron setting?!

  2. I made blueberry and white chocolate ones recently, they came out well but they are a giant pain in the bum to make. Make sure you have a thermometer handy, I had to call my Mum and nick her jam one.

    Lovely thing to do though, and one of those baking experiences that feels really satisfying at the end :-)

    K x

  3. Oh. My. God. These looks DELICIOUS! Not sure I have the courage to make them myself though…. this may have to be a post-wedding project! :-)

  4. Erm, oh no!!!!!!! Apparently these need to bake at 140C and the lowest my oven goes is 160C!! Am I going to end up with a charred mess?! Or is there a way to cook them for less time at a slightly higher temp?!

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