I decided to have a go at making macarons and I have to say I'm really quite pleased with this first solo attempt of mine.
Here are the macaron shells straight out of the oven. And happiness, they have feet!
And here they are, with a morning cup of green tea. I went simple with the fillings on this first attempt - chocolate-hazelnut buttercream and cookies and cream. They do taste rather yummy and I'm particularly pleased with the texture of the shell. I think I'm going to try an Eastern-inspired flavour next. :)