I have absolutely no idea when or why I suddenly had this thing for macarons. But ever since then, they are all I can think about.
With this new obsession, I tried and tried and kept on trying to make them. And for some reason, I can’t make them well… consistently.
So my New Year’s Resolution 2011: master the macaron!
And it just wouldn’t be me to do the traditional first, using almond flour. I love hazelnuts, so that’s what I used, instead!
A little bit of egg whites, a little bit of sugar, a little bit of hazelnuts, a little bit of chocolate… and voila!