A Chocolate Macaron Recipe for Beginners

Chocolate Macaron

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?

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.

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Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

Traditional Christmas Pudding

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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Festive Trifle Recipe by Charlotte Ree

Trifle recipe by Charlotte Ree from Just Desserts

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.

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.
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