Thursday, 21 June 2012


Macaron is one of my favourite dessert, love their pretty colours. :) I'm not much of a fan of the chocolate ones, prefer the fruity flavoured ones. I made a batch today, cheated with the fillings though, I just used whipped cream with strawberry jam. :P The boys wanted to help, but this time I had to say no, coz macarons are more tricky as compared to the other bakes they have done. Sharing the recipe at the end of the post, do google for videos on how to whip the egg whites and fold in the almond/icing sugar mixture if you are doing it for the first time. :)

Macarons for tea today. :) This recipe gives a shiny meringue, I prefer another recipe which gives a matte looking macaron instead, might share that in future.

They taste better the next day. :)

The boys made gyoza and ramen using the popin cookin set this time. This is the fillings inside the gyoza before wrapping. I forgot to take a picture of the pakaging, but you can see it here.

Making ramen. :)

Their ramen and gyoza set, lol. :P

Inspired by Natsumi Hayashi, the boys and I are hooked on taking levitation photos recently, lol. Here's one I cropped off a shot IT took of me. :P Do check out her page, her levitation photos are all so cool!

This will be my last post for the week, the boys will be back to School next week, and I'll be back with my bentos again. Sign, I want a longer holiday. :(


90g egg whites, separated at least 24 hours in advance
210 g icing sugar
125 g ground almond/almond meal
30 g granulated sugar

  1. Line baking tray with parchment paper or silpat mat.
  2. Blend the almond and icing sugar together, then sift them to remove any clumps. Set aside.
  3. Begin beating egg whites on low speed. Once the egg whites are very foamy, begin sprinkling in the granulated sugar as you beat. Increase the speed to medium, then high, and beat the meringue to stiff glossy peaks. Add the food colouring if desired, use gel or powdered colourings.
  4. Add about 1/4 of mixture #2 and fold in until no streaks remain. Continue to add in quarters and fold till you reach a batter that flows like lava.
  5. Pour the batter into a pipping bag and pipe small circles onto the parchment paper, giving them space to spread.
  6. Tap the pan on the counter to remove air bubbles.
  7. Allow them to rest for 30-60 minutes.
  8. Bake them at 150 °C, at the 3rd rack of your oven. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  9. Fill them with your favourite fillings. 
  • The measurements for the ingredients is crucial. And you have to sift the almond/sugar mixture. It is also important to whisk the egg whites and fold in the sugar/almond mixture correctly.
  • The need to use aged egg whites is debatable. Some recipes call for them to be aged 3 days in advance, whereas others say this step is not necessary. 
  • It is necessary to leave the batter to rest for at least half an hour before baking, this is for the macarons to form a shell on top.
  • Macarons taste better the following day, so you can make the shells a day before, keep in fridge and pipe in the fillings the next day.


  1. I love the red color and I can eat them anytime during the day, one of my favorite desserts too :)
    I was thinking the red will be so nice for Chinese New Year and thanks for the recipe. Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Tks, Rina, the colour is call Christmas red. Tot I'll try something different, but I think I still prefer the pastel colours, lol. :)

  2. your macarons looks so yummy!

    thanks for sharing the levitation link. it really is so cool~~~ your photo is cool too!

    1. Tks, TM. Lol, yes, we've been busy checking her photos since I came across her site. :)

  3. Your macarons are looking really great!

    Yeah! Thanks for posting the popin cooking Ramen and Gyoza. They are looking so good! The boys did it well.^^

    1. Tks, Maya, the ramen set is easier to make for them than the sushi one. But the soup tasted yucky! :)

  4. Where can I get that pippin cooking set. Do you have a link?

    1. I bought them in a shop. Are you from Singapore?


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