Marvellous Macaron

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Marvellous Macaron

This week I finally managed to make proper macaron thanks to the wonderful Cake Poppins and her macaron masterclass.

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Millions of macaron

We made mountains of macaron (or macaroons whatever you prefer). Chocolate, hazelnut, peanut, lemon and raspberry combinations. They had perfect shiny shells with lift and actual feet! Beautiful and delicious. Unlike my previous Messy Macaroons!

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Thank you Cake Poppins! I’m looking forward to attempting more macaroons asap!

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Custard Wonderment in Portugal – Pastel de Nata and Bola de Berlim

Custard wonderment in Portugal - Donuts, tartes and pastries

Custard wonderment in Portugal – Donuts, tartes and pastries

I’ve somewhat neglected Sugar Tourist in the last few months. I hope you can forgive me. I’ve been buying a house. It’s almost a year since we visited Portugal now and one of my highlights is always the custard. When I was little we went as  a family to Portugal and bought enormous custard donuts from an old lady wandering the beach. That’s my kind of sandy snack.

Custard Donuts - Bola de Berlim

Custard Donuts – Bola de Berlim

I made a beeline for the custard counter and bought the lot. Bola de Berlim are my favourite.

Sun soaked and custard filled.

Sun soaked and custard filled.