Today was a pretty exciting day for me. As you know, I gave up my job and moved back to Inverness last month. It was a big change but I’m settling in and starting to enjoy living up north again. That feeling in my stomach has gone. That one of constant worry, expectation, fear. It has been gradual but there is now a sense of relief that I’ve made a big change to my life which will hopefully lead to great things.
Today I took the first step towards those great things. The feeling in my stomach is now a little bit of anxiety but I think that is normal with any new job. It is for me anyway! I’m excited to be working as part of a Pastry Team, albeit for a trial period to begin with, but I’m going to work hard to get the most out of it as possible.
On the subject of learning, I’ve been trying to master macarons again. I’ve been hit or miss, the last attempt wasn’t great, but before that I made these delightful chocolate and peanut butter babies.
This time I stuck to a plain macaron mix, filled with different types of ganache, and others with shop bough dulche de leche. They were a success. So much so that I had to fight with my family to let the rest in the fridge overnight…and to be honest, after a few hours some had been eaten already! Light, sweet and chewy with a satisfying crunch just as you take a bite. Perfection. (more…)