Spring & summer sweets
Bron and I were two very excited food bloggers last Saturday, being tempted with the bright spring/summer macaron flavours at J’aime les macarons’ Stop and smell the macarons party. I won’t go into all the flavours here, but some of my personal favourites were:
Basil and lime
I’ve become a real fan of basil in sweet things since trying a basil sorbet at Edesia. It’s the perfect refreshing flavour to counteract anything that would otherwise be quite rich and sugary, or to really enhance something zingy. These had a genuine basil flavour and segued nicely into my second favourite…
This was a total surprise for me since I’m not a fresh or artificial mint fan! These definitely tasted more like real fresh mint with only a whisper of cooling. I’m already envisioning a green themed high tea spread with these macarons and cucumber sandwiches in summer.
Mandarin and milk chocolate
Satisfying the citrus fiend within.
Thanks again to Amanda & Bridget for throwing a really memorable event! If you’re in Canterbury remember to keep an eye out for next year’s Feast of Canterbury macaron event.
EDIT: Check out Bron’s post for more gorgeous droolworthy pics!