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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Mac Attack #20 - Fruit

I thought it was high time I joined the party over at Mactweets and entered their latest macaron challenge. This month the theme is fruit, in celebration of the rich pickings on offer in this strange month of June. Last week I made my first ever batch of jam and this challenge presented a good opportunity to use it on something other than the kids' toast. The jam is gooseberry and was made using an old Mrs Beeton recipe as dictated over the phone by my mother. It's a little runny, but it tastes good and works well with elderflower buttercream in a pretty green macaron.







I had planned to pick some elderflowers to make this a more pretty picture but yesterday's thunderstorm was not conducive to foraging. More jam to come I think, and probably more macarons to spread it on.

Hop over to Mactweets to see the other fruity offerings.


  

7 comments:

  1. Lovely looking jam and macs :-) The Elderflowers came and went really early this year. We've almost finished the six litres of cordial we made in May! Let me know if you spot any!!!!!

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  2. Pretty as can be, and ever so whimsical. I love that you made the jam at home, and the pairing sounds exquisite. So glad you could join us at MacTweets.

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  3. Gorgeous macs! I love the combination of flavours and the colour is lovely. x

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  4. Gooseberries, elderflowers and Mrs. Beeton; how English! These look delicious, well done to you and your mum ;-)

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  5. You live in London and can make macaroons??? You are now officially my new best friend!!(giggles!)

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  6. Very refreshing green color. I've never tasted gooseberry or elderflowers--very unique fillings for a pretty macaron. Welcome to Mactweets and can't wait to see more of your macs in the future.

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  7. I've never tasted either flavor but they sound delish!

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