Mango-lime macarons

I’m taking a short break from my Asian-inspired macaron flavors series for a while, so I’m sharing here the recipe for what is turning out to be the second most popular flavor being ordered since I started my small business—mango-lime macarons. And no, I do not consider mango here as strictly Asian since it is…

Asian-inspired flavors: Kopi Luwak macarons

Finally, here’s number 5 of my Asian-inspired macaron flavors series: Kopi Luwak macarons with Kopi Luwak ganache. This one is inspired by this year’s trip to Bali, Indonesia. Besides the Ulun Danu temple (a.k.a. Bedugul temple) on Lake Bratan in Bedugul, the island is known for the very exclusive Kopi Luwak.   Pura Ulun Danu,…

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)…

Back to baking macarons

It has been quite a while since I last baked macarons*, but since my little one has been asking me to make pink ones for the past month or so, plus I promised my sister last year I would be bringing her macarons the next time we visit (which is next month!), I figured it’s…

Boston cream pie (-ish) mini-cupcakes

I have a confession to make… I made a slight error in my previous post on Brazo de Mercedes 😔 I made too much of the custard—that, or I failed to make enough room for the filling in the center while I was piping the meringue. In any case, I was left with enough custard to…