We are making chocolate showpiece in class this week, which time passes painfully slow. Hopefully, I have pictures to show end of this week! Meanwhile, here's some pictures from the petit fours classes sometime ago. All the mini pastries are definitely not good for my waistline! They are deceptively dainty that I dont feel guilty snacking a few everytime I open the fridge. As a result, I polished everything I brought home in no time. I think I must have gained a few pounds after the petit fours classes.
But guess which item I enjoy making the most? The macarons of course. There's something captivating and magical about these little cookies. It's always a thrill to see those frilly feets form as the macaron shells baked in the oven. Although we are supposed to fill most of them with vanilla buttercream, I bring some shells home to fill with lemon buttercream filling, made with homemade meyer lemon curd. It's by far my favorite flavor.
If only I have all my equipments and tools with me in Chicago, I would be baking macarons everyday and experiments with many flavor combinations. Like many recipes that I want to try, I guess that will have to wait until I return to Atlanta.
The mere thought of leaving this city I have come to love makes me sad. I think I am going to comfort myself with the macarons I saved in the freezer for time like this.