For those with nut allergies, Jill has concocted a unique, healthy and delicious nut-free macaron. No nuts, no coconut, just quinoa. Quinoa isn’t really a cereal: it’s related to the spinach family. Enjoy a nut-free, gluten-free macaron packed with manganese, magnesium and iron. Sandwiched together with a rich dark chocolate moka coffee…
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at afternoon tea with classic flavours such as dark chocolate, lemon meringue or rose. Or create a storm with your teacup with more adventurous concoctions, such as pistachio-white chocolate-wasabi with a cup of green tea. Or simply be inspired with Jill’s recipes to create your very own concoctions…
Without much effort, dazzle your guests with giant macarons as a basis for chic desserts for all seasons. Try the giant pistachio macaron with strawberries and cream, the caramel macaron “tatin”-style or the giant sticky toffee pudding macaron for something rather wickedly British but gluten-free.
And it doesn’t stop there. After the classics and becoming more creative you can amaze your guests with savoury “mini mad macs”. They are the lightest, sugar-reduced macarons that can be served as an apéritif or with a starter. Try Jill’s hot and spicy Tikka “Mac’Sala” or Beetroot and horseradish macarons.
Your friends cannot fail to be impressed. Package macarons as stylish Christmas gifts, party or wedding favours using cake boxes, bags, ribbons and bows. Jill also gives you creative tips on how to add that extra “je ne sais quoi” as if they’ve come straight out of a terribly chic Parisian pâtisserie.
You will discover that making Parisian macarons can be the most gratifying and addictive of life’s little luxuries to make at home yourself. WARNING. Once you start making macarons you’ll be hooked. Just put aside these egg whites and let your creativity take over. Have fun!