A few weeks ago I made some macaroons for Mother’s Day. They were quite hard to make, but the finished result was amazing! After I’d made the mixture I piped them out onto a baking tray and sprinkled them with desiccated coconut. Then I baked them in the oven and filled them with whipped cream and raspberries.
Serve with a mug of hot chocolate, creating the perfect afternoon tea!
sesame seeds, poppy seeds or coarse sea salt, for topping
Combine the above ingredients (apart from the egg glaze and toppings) in a large bowl and mix to a soft dough. Tip out of bowl and knead until elastic (5-10 mins). Prove in bowl until doubled in size, covering with a damp tea towel. Preheat oven to 220 centigrade, gas 7.
Knock back and knead again. Cut the dough into approximately 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a round roll and then into an oval. Roll each oval backwards and forewords, moving your fingers along the dough, to form a strip about 40cm long, which is 2.5cm thick in the middle and 5mm thick at the end. Form the shaped dough into pretzels. Place the pretzels on a lightly floured baking sheet and cover with a tea towel. Prove until each piece is doubled in size, about 45mins.
Brush the egg glaze over each pretzel and sprinkle with the topping of your choice, i recommend sesame seeds. Bake in a preheated oven (or top oven of an Aga) until golden brown, about 15-20 mins. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
I am 12 years old and I love to cook things like bread and cake. When I am older I want to work in a patisserie or a theatre because I love to act. My hobbies are baking, acting, reading and helping Mary’s Meals.
Most of the things I cook I share with my family. But sometimes I sell things to raise money for charities like Mary’s Meals. For instance in about a month me and my mum are going to do a ”Bring and buy sale” to raise money for Mary’s meals.