My second batch of macarons = success!! I'm still not sure why I am getting the little peaks on the top of them...does any one know why? It would help them to sit flat for photographing!!!
These were raspberry flavoured. A few of my Facebook followers suggested lime, which I was very partial to, but I had no limes on hand and didn't want to go to the shops so they will be the next ones I try!
The only thing I am not entirely satisfied with is getting an intense flavour. The macarons I have tried have a really strong flavour and I'm sure that professional macaron bakers must have access to some brilliant flavour essences! I'm sure that a google search will open my eyes to a wide range of flavourings :)
So, onto other news...last night I was totally spoiled and treated to a divine massage here. I decided to take the plunge and get my ears pierced straight afterwards. My Dad has never liked pierced ears, my two sisters got theirs done when they were a bit older and I have always been happy to stand alone and go piercing-free. When Dad found out that I was going to get it done, I believe he put his head in his hands and said, "Noooo!" Okay, that could be a tad dramatic but I'm sure it went something like that :) Turns out he got his way as the lady who was supposed to pierce my ears had to leave work to tend to an emergency, so no pierced ears today! Should I go back and try again, or take this as a sign that it isn't mean to be?!!
Oooohhh...and THE MOST EXCITING THING EVER JUST ARRIVED IN THE MAIL FOR ME. LIKE 2 MINUTES AGO. AND I CAN'T TELL YOU ABOUT IT JUST YET BUT I AM SO EXTREMELY EXCITED AND AM GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF THE DAY WITH A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE!