All posts tagged: Soiree

Parisian Bon Voyage Soiree

Last weekend I had my closest and bestest friends up to celebrate (or weep perhaps!) my departure to Paris. Obviously, the theme I decided to go with was Parisian Chic, but I blended it with the right amount of British patriotism. Afternoon tea was served with a variety of sweet and savoury treats, including my homemade macaroons! The batches for the party came out pretty well, and I experimented with pinks and blues. Do I dare attempt to make them in Paris for my French family? That would be like someone making a British person a cup of tea – high expectations of them! After a day of catching up and walking down memory lane we headed into Liverpool to dance (or at least attempt on my part) the night away. I had ana amazing time, and it was wonderful to catch up with all my friends from home. Having moved away from where I grew up three years ago, I really do miss my friends. This year has had its ups and downs for me, …

My attempts at making macaroons

  This weekend I am hosting a Parisian Soiree with my closest and bestest (I realise that isn’t an actual word…), friends, and what would a Parisian themed Soiree be without Macaroons! After scouring the shops and supermarkets to see if I could get my hands on a batch of pre-made macaroons, and with no luck, I have succumbed to the reality of having to make them myself. I wouldn’t approach the subject with such agitation would it have been for a terrible attempt last year which left me with piles of indescribable mess. Anyway, putting the past behind me, over the last two weeks I have been giving it ago, and it’s not as bad/hard as it seems! The only problem that has arisen so far is that the insides were still undercooked, so I ended up leaving them in the oven for an additional half an hour – that’s plus the 12-15mins recommended by Lorraine Pascale! I don’t want to brag, but they’re not too bad! Obviously Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood may stick their noses …