Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to Paris with Marzi of MushandMarzi. We stepped off the Eurostar early Sunday afternoon and stepped right into a race to squeeze in our packed itinerary. I witnessed my first fashion show and was priveledged enough to go backstage and then onwards to two fashion parties. Monday was spent seeking out Ladurée for some delicious macarons and the most Parisian spot for lunch we could find.
I’ve always wanted to bake macarons and standing in Ladurée before a pastel coloured sea of sweet little sandwiches gave me the kick up the backside I needed.
Considering I only had my first macaron last year it’s no surprise I’m still in my honeymoon period, I can’t control myself when I see them. Thus, it only made sense to get my hands deep into a David Lebovitz chocolate macaron recipe that I willed so desperately to work. I hear macarons are notorious. In the baking world, they’re the girl you can spend every last penny on and still not get her number. Naively, this didn’t phase me. I pressed play on my ‘baking playlist’ (yes, I have one- much to the dismay of my mother…) and began.
I’m actually over the moon with how they turned out for a first attempt. A few cracks here and there, all mismatched sizes and no ‘feet’ but I was like a proud mother when I ate one. My little babies did so much for my palette.
I could go on and on but alas, a picture is worth a thousand words.
I hope this motivates you to try your hand at some macarons x
PS. Use of the Ladurée name is only a laugh at myself and how my bashful macarons could never compare to their divine confectionaries.