Just went for a short trip across the pond to NY. Was nothing like what I expected. To be fair I didn't play a "proper tourist" whilst I was there. But I did get to see a lot of spectacular things and eat some fantastic food.
I have some serious cravings for chocolate macaroons, and the best ones I've ever made are Nigella Lawsons recipe.
Ingredients 2 egg whites 1 cup ground almonds 3 tablespoons cocoa 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment or preferably silicon pad.
Mix egg whites (unbeaten) with the ground almonds, cocoa and powdered sugar until you have a sticky but cohesive mixture.
Fill a large bowl with cold water and dip your hands in it to wet them before rolling the mixture into little balls the size of small walnuts. You will probably have to redunk your hands to keep wetting them as you go.
Arrange the macaroon-balls on the lined baking tray and put in the oven to bake for 11 minutes. It's hard to tell when they're ready, as they will seem squishy but they harden up a little as they cool, and anyway, they should be damp within; that's what makes them chewy, so don't worry that the macaroons look sticky underneath.
So, I've been looking for a really nice piece of jewellery for my 18th and came across a brand called "Bjorg."
You can find a small selection of their jewellery in Bloomsbury & co. But Also have a wider selection in a jewellery store in Bath.
These are a few of my favourites. I'm really keen on the one below but now I'm not sure as I've discovered more of her designs.. They have a really rustic, antique-y rustic feel to them. They're so unique, and beautifull crafted I really can't decide.