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[Flatbreads and Flavours] - Corn Tortillas with Pueblo Chile-Bathed Pork

little devil

*sigh* Well my Dears, You know and I should know by now that I will be in deep deep trouble once I type the words "sounds interesting, I might join you..." into twitter or facebook or well wherever else... ha! Do you think I'll ever learn?

THAT sentence got me into making these darn macarons (more on that subject in another post, I am also late with again), well that sentence and lovely Jamie and Deeba I might add! THAT sentence got me join my friend Simone with her Donna Hay Photography Challenge, where I must say I need to apology deeply to her for missing two challenges in a row I guess... :( Sorry Dear! THAT Sentence got me into joining the Secret Recipe Club, which is a very fun way of getting to know a whole lot of new blogs! THAT sentence got me to bake with the Bread Baking Babes as a Buddy for quite a long time, and now I am a Babe myself, thankful to have been invited to join this group of gorgeous ladies!

...you get the message, no?

 Don't get me wrong here, all of the above, and the others I did not mention, really is fun and I love to be part of it, but still this little witty Aquarius sitting on my shoulder from time to time really gets me into more trouble every time!

You might be wondering what it was this time... well I managed to get around those baking groups that bake their way through Peter Reinhardt's Bread Baker's Apprentice or the Mellow Bakers who baked through Jeffrey Hamelman's Bread and now have moved onto  Dan Lepard's The Handmade Loaf  for quite a while, mostly because I knew I would not be able to bake all that bread for a single household that I am (trust me, my fingers itched often to join when I saw my fellow bloggers post their lovely breads, but I really have enough on my plate right now).

Enough on my plate? Ha! If mankind would still believe that the shape of the earth is a disc - that would be the size of my plate... but that's a whole other story!

*where was I?* Ah yes that new thing I got myself into trouble with:

When my dear fellow Babe and blogging friend finished her Mellow Baker's thing and started a discussion on our BBB & Friends Facebook group where the outcome was that we founded another group "Baking through Flatbreads and Flavours" where we are doing exactly what the title says: bake and cook our way through that book.

Little did I know when I joined Natashya in her vision... that darn book has 424 (!!) pages and about 90 (!!) recipes! 

So that'll take a while! When we settled on the details we decided that we'd do a bi-weekly modus starting with the first recipe(s) in February. Posting deadlines will always be 15th and 30th of a month.

This is our schedule so far: 
  • Feb 1 - Feb 15: We are going to Mexico and Southwest U.S.! (In our kitchens) p. 377 &369 - Corn Tortillas with Pueblo Chile-Bathed Pork.
  • Feb 15 - Feb 28: We are going to Penang! p.115 - Lacy Coconut Milk Pancakes (roti jala) + p.117 Coconut Milk Chicken Curry (gulai ayam)

So if you happen to own that book and want to join us in our culinary journey around the world, just hop on the bandwagon  and give it a go! If you do not own the book: while setting up the group we found that it can be tricky to get hands on a copy, since it does not seem to be available easy everywhere. Just keep on searching, we all managed to find a copy sooner or later ;o) We will not be sending out any recipes for those who do not own a copy - sorry!

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MAC ATTACK #26 - RAZZLE DAZZLE the Lemonchillo Macarons with Poppyseed Mascarpone

MAC ATTACK #26 - RAZZLE DAZZLE

 OHMIGOSH - I swear "Procrastinating Queen" should be my middle name!  How do I always manage to miss deadlines?

Even if I am in time with baking/cooking things I always seem to be not on time when it comes to have my post up in time. I baked these goodies way back - right after New Year so to say and still I am 7 days overdue with posting.

RAZZLE DAZZLE was what Jamie and Deeba announced for the first Mactweets of 2012. RAZZLE DAZZLE!

I looked this one up because it confused me and I did not know how my Macs would fit in there...

Definition of RAZZLE-DAZZLE 1: a state of confusion or hilarity 2: a complex maneuver (as in sports) designed to confuse an opponent 3: a confusing or colorful often gaudy action or display

HA! Seems to describe my state of mind quite well....

Jamie and Deeba said:

Let's start off the New Year with a bang! Bright lights, outrageous colors, deck ourselves out to dazzle and welcome 2012 with vibrancy and excitement! The parties are over, the decorations are taken down and packed away, the goodies have all been gobbled and the festive spirit has faded away with the celebrations, the bubbly gone flat as we step outside to face the gloom of a dark January afternoon.

So I wanted to create macarons with a popping fresh color and some zingy taste that pop in your mouth and make you smile in the midst of this cold, grey and often dreary January days...

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="332" caption="They are fresh, they are zingy and they razzle dazzle in your mouth!"]MAC ATTACK #26 - RAZZLE DAZZLE[/caption]

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Lemonchillo Macarons with Poppyseed Mascarpone

MAC ATTACK #26 - RAZZLE DAZZLEAs base I used the basic recipe given in Helen's guide and Jamie's instructions again. Ingredients 3 egg whites (100gr) 50 gr granulated sugar 200 gr powdered sugar 110 gr blanched almonds ground 1 dash of lemon chillo (mine was homemade) Method - Please see Helen's guide for instructions!

 Poppyseed Mascarpone

115 gr mascarpone finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon (or lime) 1 teaspoon leomn or lime juice 4 tablespoons lemoncurd 4 tablespoons white poppyseeds soaked in 2 tablespoons warm milk

All you need to do now is to mix them all together, fill in a piping bag and pipe the filling on the macarons. I suggest you'll give the cream a good chill in the fridge for about an hour or so because this helps a lot with the piping ;o)

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="332" caption="They are fresh, they are zingy and they razzle dazzle in your mouth!"]MAC ATTACK #26 - RAZZLE DAZZLE[/caption]

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MACTWEETS is a monthly challenge for all macaron lovers out there and for those among us who need a frustrating experience from time to time love to improve your baking skills with this sweet tempting lovely baked goods.

Jamie and Deeba created a virtual home at MACTWEETS where you can read all about the past challenges. Be sure to follow them at twitter and follw the hashtag #mactweets  for all things macaron.

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