Monday, 9 July 2012
Rachel's stand. J was keen to buy some of the products on offer as he had his eye on the handy cool bag that came when you bought 4 items from their range.
Even better, when we got home, we discovered a little booklet "Our New fat Free Range" which contained 7 recipes. A speedy flick through and we spotted that the Blackcurrant Macaroons recipe was Gluten Free. What a find! Sous Chef J decided this would be the recipe we would try.
However, we didn't have the ingredients... until we came home last week to find a delivery from Rachel's containing 3 of their Limited Edition Strawberries and Cream yogurt and three flavours of their fat free range... including the Blackcurrant Yogurt needed for the macaroon recipe. Thus, a plan was hatched to bake a trial batch of macaroons.
Then we moved onto whipping the egg white, food colouring and sugar. There was a very slight lilac tinge to the mix... more on that later.
Next the almond/sugar mix was folded into the meringue.
Unfortunately, by the time they had cooked there was not a hint of lilac to the macaroons - in fact, they were more of a pale salmon shade and they most definitely did NOT look like the ones pictured in the recipe booklet.
The taste test was next and we can confirm that they were delicious, although not that pretty to look at.
Half the recipe amount made 8 small macaroon pairs.
Thank you to Rachel's for sending us the selection of yogurts... the Limited Edition Strawberries and Cream Yogurt was a perfect quick dessert for our weekend of watching tennis at Wimbledon. The remainder of the Fat Free Blackcurrant Yogurt will be turned into Ice Lollies which is as simple as freezing the yogurt in suitable containers then waiting for summer weather to enjoy them!