Desserts, Desserts, Desserts

LA MAISON DU MACARON

MACARONS! 🙂 From La Maison du Macaron in Montreal. (This is over a period of about a month. Yes, I’m addicted. And no, I haven’t had any since mid-March after sharing with some friends in Toronto).

I got a nice range of their flavours..

This was my first box.

  • Peppered Mango — my favourite
  • Speculoos & Rose Petal
  • Milk Chocolate — delicious
  • White Chocolate– delicious
  • Pistachio
  • Caramel with Fleur de Sel — quite good too
  • Coconut
  • Vanilla — Too sweet
  • Hazelnut
  • Lemon — I find it weird, too faux lemony or something

Here’s that heart shaped Speculoos* and Rose Petal flavoured heart shaped macaron.

It wasn’t that great.

*Speculoos/Speculaas is this amazing flavoured cookie from Belgium.

This was my second box. I only got the three I liked:

  • White chocolate
  • Milk chocolate
  • Peppered Mango

Look that beauty up close!

Then I got a third mini box:

  • Caramel fleur de sel
  • Banana and Chocolate
  • Banana and Lime

And here’s my almost last box of just milk chocolate and peppered mango (YUM!)

CREPES

BF makes awesome crepes. He has a simple mixture of flour, milk and some salt, and he uses a regular ol’ frying pan. Kind of like making pancakes, but with a lighter mixture.

He always buys a little can of hazelnut spread which is slightly sweet but not overly so.

Nommy deliciousness.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

What he does is lightly oil the pan with a paper towel dipped in oil, and then take a ladle of the mixture and coats the pan.

After a little while, he lifts up one side and flips it.

A crepe pan makes this super easy because you just flip the double-sided pan to the other side.

You want the bottom of the crepe to be a light golden brown like this before you flip.

We like to do a little white sugar on it, or spread some hazelnut paste.

Wrap it like this, and enjoy.

RED VELVET CHEESECAKE

$8 at PC stores (for the whole cake!).

YUMMY. Red Velvet doesn’t taste like anything special. It’s just vanilla, and the texture is velvety.

A slice of perfection. I got about 6 slices out of the cake.

LEMON ZEST BISCOTTI

Courtesy of BF.

GREEN TEA SWISS ROLL

I hated it. No green tea flavour, too much cream.. gross.

I miss Toronto’s swiss rolls.

JAPANESE CHEESECAKE

Light and delicious. BF makes a KILLER Japanese cheesecake so I was pleased with it only as a substitute… but I clearly prefer his baking.

LEMON CUSTARD CAKE

It’s more of a bread, less of a cake but it was delicious. All the custard was at the top of the “cake” so I had to eat it length-wise.

BRIOCHE

Flaky Brioche. Not as good as in Paris and I wasn’t excited.

I ate it anyway 😛

 

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