peppermint creams recipe

Festive Desserts with Macarons and Peppermint Creams

This has been a fun and busy year.  I’ve been so lucky to have you popping in to say hello or sharing in the fun on Mad About Macarons, either here on le blog or on Facebook.  And most of all, thank you for buying my book!  I have loved hearing from you via book [...]

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mini Christmas pudding bonbons

Express Mini Christmas Puddings

I’m on a roll again.  Have you noticed all the snowballs coming out of our kitchen lately and it hasn’t even been snowing yet in Paris? Healthy, easy, no bake, no fuss and tasty.  Put these welcome words together at this time of year and you get … express mini Christmas puddings! They taste of [...]

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chocolate brownie cookie crumbles

Chocolate Brownie Cookie Crumbles

It all started this summer.  In August, to be precise. Lucie rebelled after her 12th birthday in the loveliest possible way: she flung me out of the kitchen. She had a burning desire to make cookies.  But on her own.  No Mum intervention.  You see, I can’t help myself: somehow I have to ‘intervene’.  I [...]

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Parisian Macarons presentation box watercolour print by Carol Gillott

Sketch Letters and Macaron Holiday Special at Paris Breakfast

Would you love a letter from Paris in your mailbox? Well perhaps you’ve heard of Carol Gillott.  If you have been following Mad About Macarons, I’m sure you have.  She is the talented American artist behind the popular blog, Paris Breakfast. Carol is real food lover.  Now living on Ile-Saint-Louis in Paris, she paints Parisian [...]

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Scottish Macaroon Bar Snowball gluten-free recipe

Scottish Macaroon Bar Snowballs

We have been lucky lately in Paris.  Up until Sunday the weather has been awfully kind, thank you.  Now we’re making up for lost chilly time, as December has well and truly hit us with a blast from the Arctic, or so it seems. The advent calendar is up, filled with riddles and surprises; I [...]

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a festive holiday bite into a chocolate coconut snowball

Chocolate Coconut Snowballs (gluten-free)

Somehow over this past week, the dull light and persisting rain in Paris has had me thinking warm thoughts around teatime: snowballs, my Scottish Granny and her splattered Black Book of favourite recipes.  With a school Christmas fête approaching fast, I thought I’d make snowballs as they’re quick, easy to make and deliciously festive. Just as [...]

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