On regrets…

Regrets? I’ve had them… quite a lot really. The thing with regrets is, everyone has them. Perhaps I’m just good at hiding them, even from myself. The most important thing though, is not to just hide them, but not to dwell on them. The best thing anyone can do when facing regrets is to collect…

Katta’s macarons & more

… just letting you know I changed the name of my Facebook business page 😉 Profile pic/logo Banner  

Macaron fail #2: Wrinkly macarons

Feeling more than a bit sheepish right now… 😅 After doing the full nine yards of macaron-making, my heart sank when I noticed wrinkles were forming while I was baking them. I was almost racking my brains out trying to figure out what went wrong—humidity too high? Nope, humidity is at the usual 40-50%. Over-mixing? Nope,…

Asian-inspired flavors: Black sesame macarons

Number 2 in my Asian-inspired macaron flavors series. One of our most recent discoveries while visiting the Philippines last month was the newly opened Omakase Japanese restaurant along Holy Spirit Drive in Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City. They have amazing food, but for a sweet-toothed individual like myself, the stand-out was their black sesame ice cream….

Filipino-inspired flavors: Ube macarons

Coming back from a recent trip to my homeland in Southeast Asia, I brought with me a lot of ideas/inspirations for baking macarons. This is the first of a series I’m planning on trying out in the next couple of posts.* Halayang ube is one of the Filipino sweets I liked so much while I was…

Macaron tweaks

Only a few days more, and we’re off to the Philippines… And since I did promise my little sister some macarons as pasalubong, I spent last weekend tweaking the recipes for the macarons I’m bringing over 😊 She requested raspberry and coffee macarons, so… I’m baking her some Double raspberry macarons (raspberry-flavored macarons with raspberry ganache)…