We just got back from Goa after a short break of sun, sea, sand, and before we even got off the plane at Heathrow I felt the chill get to my bones. It.Is.Freezing. Gray+Freezing.
I'm going to declare weather as a state of mind. So what if the daffodils aren't popping up everywhere just yet, it's all in my head. To nudge summer along a bit quicker we'll be indulging in some strawberries, cream, Pimms, and umm oven-grilled corn on the cob (I'm trying to be positive, not delusional - it's way too cold to nip out for a BBQ).
We've got an exciting road-trip planned for Manchester's Cake & Bake Show, where I'm hosting Demystifying Macaron Magic Masterclasses. I'll be going through the perfect fool-proof Italian Meringue batter, recipes, and dishing out trouble-shooting tips and tricks, and macarons too. Pop on over if you fancy. We're being sponsored by some great folk out there - KitchenAid for mixers-we-cannot-macaron-without, and Mason Cash for mixing-bowls-we-love-macaroning-with. Check out this bling Anges-like mixer we'll be sporting! Ooh and the oh-so-sturdy-but-totally-pretty bowls too!
If you're unable to (or just not too fussed) to attend our classes, you can still be in on the macaroning action. Here's a pretty recipe card for our Strawberries & Cream Macarons for you to pin/download/use/share/stare.