|Source: Donna Hay|
Making the macarons turned out to be quite easy. Of course Donna Hay has done the hard work. As long as you have a good hand mixer, you're set. This mix isn't like other mixes where you need to buy a shit load of other ingredients, all you need is a tiny bit of light cream to melt the chocolate, something you could skip in a pinch. My macarons didn't quite turn out as pretty as the picture on the packet, but they tasted great.
The perfect accompaniment to my macarons was a homemade gingerbread latte. It's that time of year again & the nearest Starbucks is 2000kms away, plus do you really want to spend your money & time there when there are so many other great coffee houses around? I figured that google might have a recipe for me & it didn't disappoint. I've typed out the recipe below, it was originally from here. All I will add is that I found the flavour to be stronger & more syrupy after refrigerating the mix overnight. All you need to do is add it to your milk before you heat the milk & it will be nice & strong. Also works well chilled.