Thursday, December 23, 2010

it's been birthday meals after birthday meals (treats from friends and family. love.), and then doing my research's interviews in the last week or so.

and today, i spent 14 hours in the kitchen baking macarons for parties i'm going to. it was a real macaron marathon i tell ya. started the morning off with coffee-chocolate shells (zen's great idea of making tiramisu macarons), and moved on to making green tea shells, then lastly, lemon shells. from 10:30am to 12:30am, thereabout. I really enjoy the process, i'll admit. though the repetition of steps and the worry over whether the macs will crack/will not have feet/will have lopsided feet drives me a little nuts.

and i found out 2 keys things to prevent macaron death. 1) get level trays. 2) Air-con

Spoilt biscuits, aren't they? Even i don't rest in air-con rooms. hurhur. the lengths i have to go to to make them, just because i live in singapore where the humidity is high.

can't wait to experiment with flavours! going to attempt to deviate from the usual flavoured white chocolate filling and try making a buttercream. It's lots more work though. Meh.

hopefully i'll have photos to show you tmr. :) for now, toodles, good night.

10 comments:

Lucille♥Love said...

next time if become part-time homemaker...I will know where to head to for afternoon tea...:P

Lucille♥Love said...

not "if"...
"when"...

joline said...

Lucille:

haha, who's the homemaker

Lucille♥Love said...

Joline-chan!

zen chan said...

ms joline? or joline and chan wz? hahahaha. i know la, chan is japenese. and lucille chan too!

joline said...

aiyo. as long as i'm a wife, i will always be a part-time homemaker, whether i'm working or not. it's IF i become a full-time homemaker... ah, then we can talk about having tea.

Lucille♥Love said...

and then we can turn on classical music in the background, sip tea in china and pretend to be cultured and refined ppl....

joline said...

amen to that. teehee. i think some flavours from Gryphon is nice. :) i haven't found the nice china yet.

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no 1 ladies teatime club said...

i know la gers, we have a teatime housewives club. then we each take turns gather in our houses and then bake things. exchange recipes, sip afternoon tea while waiting for baking to be over.gossip. hahahaha.very good ger time.