Mactweets time again, and a pattern repeats itself, Deadline today? Start making macarons today. Which explains the night time photos.
I’m not sure if it’s the weather, or busyness or just a general feeling of blahness, but my desire to cook, bake and blog has taken a drastic downward spiral of late.
As for writing, it seems frivolous to write an upbeat happy post about baking, when so much of the world is in anguish.
But baking is what I did, 3 dozen cupcakes for Mr. Kitchen Hand to take to a work function. It seemed to be the “unbalanced force”* I needed to pull me out of the “state of rest” I’d fallen into.
Three different flavoured cupcakes: chocolate with whipped chocolate ganache, lemon poppyseed with cream cheese frosting, and green tea cupcakes with black sesame and white chocolate icing) I had leftover icing, so made green tea macarons to fill. Love the combo, but need to tweak the icing, it's a bit too sweet still).
I’d forgotten how peaceful time spent in the kitchen could be. A chance to switch off the brain and concentrate on the task at hand. I’ve fallen in love all over again. With blogging, and baking and cupcakes and macarons.
Green tea macarons (I used the ratios I mentioned in last month's macaron post, and added 2 scant tablespoons green tea powder.) .
Have a safe and happy weekend wherever you are. (The Red Cross has set up an NZ Quake appeal for anyone who'd like to help)
Two halves make a whole
(terrible pic, hope to upload better one tomorrow) (Not sure that my daytime pics are any better, oh dear)