About the Blog

Macnifique – what does that mean?

I LOVE macarons. In fact, for a short while,  I was slightly obsessed. I have many books on the subject and for quite some time it was the only thing I baked.

If I had started this blog 12 months ago all you would be looking at is macarons, but I seemed to have controlled my obsession (It’s not cured, I can assure you of that!)

My intention for this blog is to share recipes, techniques and ideas. But also to showcase what I can do (and probably what I can’t do as well) and keep a record of what I’ve made because, being honest, I can be a little forgetful sometimes!

Now I may have passion for pastry and baking and all things sweet, but recently I’ve been trying to live a healthier life style. Exercising, eating right and keeping a good balance.

My fiance is somewhat of a fitness freak. He got me into eating honest, unprocessed and nutritious food. We don’t exactly eat ‘paleo’ – primal probably best describes our eating habits. Good, clean, well made food.

How does that fit in with patisserie, cakes, and sweet things you ask? Not very well to be honest! But we both enjoy a treat and we reckon that if we eat well 80% of the time, those few blow-out treats wont do all that much harm… I just need to learn how to cut it down to 20% of the time!

So expect to see some healthy recipes on here (just please don’t feel obligated to make any of them!) But I promise I would only ever post tasty and delectable dishes, so you can be sure there will be plenty of decadent and blood-sugar level spiking delicacies!

I hope you enjoy!

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