I was totally inspired by the Great British Bake Off last week to make some macaroons, they were all over everyone’s biscuit stacks! Now I seriously LOVE macaroons and I thought how hard can they be? We’ll these little mouthfuls of joy took two goes to get right. But they were worth it.

I picked a recipe from Nigella’s ‘how to be a domestic goddess’ book. The first batch came out way to thin they were like biscuit crisps, I realised I needed to whisk the egg whites until they were super stiff. Once I’d cracked that though these were easy to make. Sorry Lauduree but I think I’m going to save myself a fortune.