What is it about macarons that makes even the most accomplished cook a little nervous? It’s definitely one of the more intricately difficult desserts to perfect, but instead of giving up and heading to your local bakery for a macaron fix, why don’t you try your hand at this beginners chocolate macaron recipe instead?
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The most difficult aspect of this recipe is your piping technique. Then it’s just a matter of ensuring your egg white mix is stiff enough before mixing with the dry ingredients. After piping the mixture onto the baking tray, allow a good 30 minutes for the mixture to rest and settle before baking.
Making a traditional Christmas pudding may seem overwhelming with its long list of ingredients and steps. However, it’s really not at all hard to make. What it requires is time, two days at least to prepare and weeks to allow the pudding to mature. But having a Christmas pudding that is all at once rich, dark, dense, sweet, spiced, and fruity to serve is certainly well worth the trouble.
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This festive trifle recipe is being shared by no-fuss baker, first-time author, and pun-lover Charlotte Ree from her debut book Just Desserts.
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Making a trifle can be a little time-consuming but, thankfully, the process can be spread out over a few days to make your life easier. The best thing about trifles is that they are so adaptable. I have used port wine jelly and red berries here as they are the most festive, but you can alter the recipe to include your favourite fillings and flavours.Just Desserts by Charlotte Ree, published by Plum.
Classic pavlova is an Aussie Christmas staple. The airy meringue with a marshmallow-soft centre combined with fresh berries nestled in cream make it a great summer dessert: sweet, light, fresh, and best devoured immediately.
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Coconut ice cream tastes wonderful as is but swirling raspberry jam into it makes it extra delightful. The best thing about this coconut ice cream? You can make it at home with just five ingredients and of course, a stand mixer with an ice cream maker attachment.
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Easy royal icing only needs three ingredients: egg whites, icing sugar, and some water to adjust its consistency. It’s a baker’s staple that you can use to decorate cookies, frost cakes, and build gingerbread houses.
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Making tartlets, be they sweet or savoury, is an easy way to serve up something quick and tasty when you’re pressed for time. The trick is to find delicious ready-made tartlet shells. Here are three easy fillings you can whip up for a quick dessert, appetiser, or canapé.
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This classic sugar cookie recipe is a must for every home-baker. It is one of the simplest and most versatile cookie recipes around. If you’re looking for a delicious cookie with a delicate and buttery flavour that is also easy to make and is perfect for shaping, then read on.
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A real crowd pleaser—French crepes can be eaten hot or cold and sweet or savoury. Thin and crispy on the sides, these French street-food staples are easy to make, even kids can help you whip them up in the kitchen.
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Have you ever eaten madeleines before? These scallop-shaped cakelets are not only pretty on the plate but also a delight to eat, especially when warm. It’s a good thing that they are also quite simple to make.
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