Mac-ducation

Hey, were you guys aware that it is Christmas today?

Like for reals; I hope you are all spending it happy and well fed with people you love/ at least enjoy the company of.

All I have to do today is make salads; score!

I hope you haven’t all had stressful weeks leading up to this day (I’ve seen mothers break down in tears because we don’t have complete sets of books left…) I pretty much had everything done and planned weeks ago so I’ve had the stress levels of a shell with shoes on (mainly because I bought a total of 5 presents!). This lack of stress has given me time to enjoy awesome things like:

Tabitha the cat

and making grand english dinners with my bestie; okay yorkshire puddings and gravy with mash!

However the most exciting thing was finally trying out the Mac factory, it has seriously been at least six months since I had a late night discussion/ craving sesh with my friend.

They were so worth the wait, so soft and chewy on the inside with the perfect crust and feet on the outside. Me and Nick shared a raspberry, strawberry and vanilla (with the 100’s &1000’s on top) and green apple.

I have another batch of semi failed macarons as well; I’m positive it’s my fear of mixing and slapping the air out of them now.

Merry Christmas xx

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Macaron – attempt #1

Can you wink? Because I totally can’t, I look like a mentally ill turtle. It’s just another thing on the long list of things I can’t do; like roll my R’s, forward roll underwater and run a marathon.

I made these macarons; granted they’ve got nothing compared to mac factory or lindt. But they are better than some attempts i’ve seen.

They were cherry flavoured, because cherries are yum.

So that basically makes me Australia’s next top Masterchef as far as I’m concerned. Score!

There are lots of things that can go wrong with macarons, and basically it’s about having the ingredients as dry as possibly before starting, and all at the same temperature.

My macarons didn’t come out right, so I will persevere until they are perfect! No point posting a recipe that didn’t work; I have a feeling there was too much almond/sugar mix and it was too lumpy; more sifting!

Flapjacks, Macarons and Falls

New years resolutions are so 10 months ago, this is different. This is a check-list, to be done before the end of this year, like an end of year resolution.

10 things to do before the end of the year:

  • Make Macarons (without any cracks in the top);
  • Take more photos;
  • Pass my exams;
  • Go to the Mac factory;
  • Buy this;
  • Make my own butter;
  • Go to BTS (better than sex) for cupcakes!
  • Convince my friends that a) flapjacks are not pancakes, b) flapjacks are delish;
  • Tea infused cake?
  • Go to falls!

Go ahead and make a to-do-before-end-of-year list? Let me know what it is!

Dressing your dog up is totally optional.