Macaroons

A little sweet treat for you as we near the end of this month’s Cookbook Guru and our exploration of Mrs Beeton’s Everyday Cookery. These Macaroons are super simple to make and take all the intimidation out of the modern versions that you encounter in cafes and stores.
Enjoy, Leah

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Who knew that macaroons were so easy to make?  Now I’m not saying these turned out like Adrian Zumbo’s perfect round discs of colour, but the flavour and texture was awesome  Given I was using a 1907 recipe from Mrs Beeton as part of The Cookbook Guru I certainly wasn’t wanting them to be high-end French patisserie anyway.  I was just hoping for something light, flavourful and a little crunchy on the outside.

The good news is that these macaroons turned out to have a crisp outer shell and a lovely soft and chewy almond inner that is reminiscent of marzipan.  With only 3 ingredients they are also incredible simple to make, in spite of the horror stories you hear from people of their many failed batches.  This is not to say that there isn’t room for improvement, as a friend suggested, I could refine the texture by blitzing my almond meal into a…

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