First Macaron Attempt

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As you know I’m in bake mode and I’ve been wanting to try making macarons.

 

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I used a coin as a template to draw the round shapes on my baking paper which I then turned over so I wouldn’t get pencil on my macarons.

 

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I mixed the ingredients of a basic macaron with a bit of lemon added to it and piped the mixture on to the circles. I know, not the prettiest sight, it was all kind of runny…

 

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They did puff up nicely in the oven though but sunk slightly after I got them out. And they are browner than they’re supposed to be…

 

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And some are double. Luckily I could pair those together with the lemon white chocolate lemon cream in between.

 

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Not the prettiest and most even macarons you ever saw but Wille sure approved.

 

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As a first attempt I give them 3 out of 5.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy thanksgiving, guys!

 

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My dinner club members and I celebrated ours early. Say hi to Sarah!

 

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Us dinner club members, Kerstin, Jenny, Sarah and I rotate the club dinners at our houses and this time around we were at Kerstin’s place, three houses from mine. There were cosmos…

 

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… while the last bits of preparations were done.

 

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And then we sat down for traditional turkey…

 

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… stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato mash and brussel sprouts…

 

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… at the beautifully set Thanksgiving table.

 

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For three quarters of us this was our first ever proper Thanksgiving dinner and of course we topped it off with a delicious pecan pie. I had it easy this time around and just supplied the drinks. That dessert wine was oh so good if I do say so myself! Thanks girls for a lovely evening!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I know I have a lot to be thankful for.