After reading this post on I was so inspired by all the pretty pastries that I thought I'd try my hand at French macaroons. As in the incredibly beautiful kind made famous by Ladureé and Pierre Hermé. YES. I AM INSANE. And totally out of my league. I thought I'd try making rose flavoured macaroons, as rose is tasty (in my opinion anyway).

Aged egg-whites.

Triple-sifted, homemade white almond powder.

Made from FREAKIN almonds I had to blanch myself.

Expensive rosewater.

All labouriously combined in such a way as to create a thing of beauty.

What I was expecting:

What I made:

Too embarrasing to be publicly revealed.

My back hurts.

Baking sucks.

My legs hurt.