Recently my baking has been rather boring; for the sake of time and convenience I have stuck to what i know - making usually cakes like lemon drizzle and brownies. However this evening with Martha asleep and Tom out at a college event I thought I would try something totally new and re-create those popular fancy macaroons you see in posh boxes. The macaroon mixture was simple enough - I followed Lorraine Pascale's recipe from her lovely book 'Baking Made Easy'. However I really struggled making them neat and delicate, and this was even using an icing bag like suggested! I opted for a chocolate filling as I thought it made a nice colour contrast with the yellow macaroon. They don't look great but they taste good and it was fun trying something new!