We love school holidays - it means that Sarah has more time to potter around in the kitchen. This week she made some amazing vanilla macarons, coloured a delicate shade of pink. She used the basic macaron recipe from Zumbo, and then piped some vanilla buttercream between the macaron shells to sandwich them together.
The macarons tasted amazing and needless to say, they didn't last long! This has been Sarah's most successful batch of macarons to date. Adriano Zumbo's recipe is a little different to the previous recipes she has used. This recipe uses the Italian meringue method - a sugar syrup at the right temperature is incorporated into the egg whites while they are being beaten. What we love about Zumbo is that it includes a basic recipe for the macaron shells and then there are 23 variations - including salted milk chocolate caramel, rice pudding, strawberry bubblegum, vegemite and many more. You can find Adriano Zumbo's macaron recipe here.
Sadly school resumes next week so it may be a while before we are next eating macarons.