Last year we just missed out on Bastille Day in France (we were in Dublin eating potatoes). This year we were even further away but we still had our own mini celebration (well, we ate french food). Ever since I saw the cover of July's french themed Gourmet Traveller I'd had a hankering to make some macaroons, those beautiful french ones not the lumpy coconut ones (though I like those too). And so I attempted them on Tuesday so they could be part of our french feast. Surprisingly I made chocolate ones, not the gorgeous raspberry ones on the cover and for the first attempt (and a messy attempt indeed) they turned out okay (better than Sam's on Masterchef anyway...)
I'll be attempting the Raspberry ones next, as soon as I get all the sticky egg whites off all my kitchen surfaces (and Jack and me). Sorry about the pic quality, my stylist and photographer were spending the day wit Donna H but look at all that chocolatey goodness.