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Macaroons recipe: Easter treats on a budget
Macaroons recipe is the subject of today’s Easter treats post with a French twist. The post focusses on Easter treats on a budget, with a macaroons recipe for cooking up your own Easter treats. The “French”, budget theme continues into the post photo with mélange mini eggs and chocolates from Maison du Chocolat. Over the last few days we have posted on Easter treats, including posts on bean to bar chocolate and artisan chocolate makers plus another post detailing Heart Healthy Chocolate Perks. Earlier in the week, we wrote on ethical ‘fairtransport’ chocolate from The Grenada Chocolate Company. Yesterday we looked at Easter egg history and how the Christian celebration became about chocolate eggs.
Making macaroons can become seriously addictive: the colour and flavour varieties possible is only limited by your own imagination. Macaroons are one of the current ‘sweet’ crazes. This macaroons recipe from BBC Good Food by Loraine Pascale makes twelve macaroons and can be finished in just 40 minutes. Loraine Pascale found fame in BBC Two’s Baking Made Easy series. If you are more of a Great British Bake Off or Mary Berry fan, she also has a macaroons recipe on BBC Food.
If you are feeling more adventurous, give great British chef James Sommerin’s Blueberry and Lemon Macaroons recipe a go. Michelin star James Sommerin has a fine dining restaurant in Wales and features in the Good Food Guide. These take about an hour to prepare. The recipe also makes twelve macaroons. You can store macaroons in a tin for up to a week. Just assemble them by adding the filling whenever you are ready to serve them.
Pardon my French!
The post picture shows macaroons from Bea’s of Bloomsbury, the London cupcake specialist. Their tag line “Life is short. Eat more cake” was enough to get me into their tea room and their mince pies at Christmas, enough to keep me going back to see what new treats they have been baking in Bloomsbury. In the post photo you can also see Mélange Marc de Champagne & Amaretto mini eggs from Waitrose. These are quite moreish! Definitely worth a try… if you’re getting them as a gift, be sure to buy a packet for yourself as well!
Finally the image shows Les Attention: Coffret Maison – a box of dark and milk chocolate from Maison du Chocolat designed to satisfy “gourmets”.
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