When I agreed to host this month's Classic French challenge for Jen over at Blue Kitchen Bakes, I had a long hard think for a theme for all of ooo... three seconds! I wanted to chose something that was first and foremost French (obviously), but secondly would give us all the freedom to experiment with flavours and colours to our little hearts content. Having scrolled through the archives on Jen's site to check what had been covered before, I could see that these hadn't been tackled yet, and as a Classic French patisserie treat, I felt compelled to make this the theme for this month's challenge. If you haven't guessed it yet, May's challenge is of course, Macarons!
I've only made these once before myself, and that was because someone told me they were difficult, and that sounded like a challenge to me! There is definitely a knack, but as long as you are methodical and patient with them they come out just great, and my goodness the taste is always well worth the effort. So for those of you who have never made a macaron, now is the time to give them a go, and for those who have, well let's just see how creative you can all be!