This post marks the occasion of Valentine’s Day – which doesn’t have to be all about having a mate; it can simply be thinking about the things you love. I love vanilla ice cream, hydrangeas, singing in the car, board games, new stationary, old baking tins, watching my cat lick her paws and I love people. My boyfriend says I love people too much – but I think that’s impossible!Oh and I love macarons. Ever since going to Adriano Zumbo’s little patisserie in Balmain and trying flavours of wasabi, vegemite, rosemary & apricot, licorice and bubblegum I became a disciple to the religion of Zumbaroons.
I received the Zumbo cookbook for xmas (thanking you sister) and at first I was a little frightened by the Willy Wonka styling, but these recipes are solid and trustworthy. I must admit, his unorthodox approach to an otherwise traditional fare gets me a little bit hot under the collar.
The shape of my macarons aren’t perfect (next time I will use a smaller piping bag nozzle), my filling was a little runny and I really wanted them red, not pink (thanks a lot ‘pillar box red’ food colouring) but I plan to work on these things for next time!