"Do you think you could get away with that?" "There are no limits to what I can get away with when I am functioning properly." -- P.G. Wodehouse
So there was a birthday celebrated last weekend. And I thought: hey! Let's make macarons! It's been a while, and isn't it time for that kind of crazy baking challenge again?
I've had a quarter century with the best little sister in the world... I think that's worth some snooty French cookies, yes?
And if one flavor is a good idea... surely three flavors is a much, much better one?
Of course it is. Waaaay better to splash a lot of culinary love around: Espresso-Blackberry, Chocolate Earl Grey, and Grapefruit. (Like all good things, these recipes came from Gourmet magazine.)
Next question: Is it possible to make those tricky beauties assembly-line style?
Why yes. Yes, you can.
Finally: is it wise to pile all the cookies on top of each other, and balance a candle-lit cookie on top?
Because she is a darn awesome little sister.