Adriano Zumbo Salted Caramel and Passionfruit Macaron mixes, plus chocolate brownie mix
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We love Adriano Zumbo here in Australia, the Sydney based patissier has been proclaimed the king of macarons by those far and wide that have tasted his perfectly pretty, often exciting macarons and pastry creations.
Now we can have a little bit of Zumbo at home with the release of Adriano Zumbo packet baking mixes.
I usually bake from scratch and I don't have that much experience using packet mixes so I called in a "non baking friend" to try out the macaron mixes.
First a look at in what's in the box:
In the Salted Caramel Macaron box (pictured) there is Caramel meringue mix, Almond meal mix, and Caramel filling sachet. Two piping bags are included, one for the macaron and one for the filling. Ditto the Passionfruit but passionfruit flavoured and the brownies contain the batter mix and choc chunks.
There is a template ring so you can mark out your circles on your baking paper. You can also go to the website and download a template sheet if you, ummm "can't find a pencil??" Seriously, a lot of thought and time has gone into developing these products, from the funky packaging to video web links to help you along the way and as for the macarons lets see what a self professed non-baker can do.
I was surprised how quickly my friend was able to use an electric hand mixer make the meringue (with cold water), sift/fold and pulse in the almond meal and then piped perfect macaron circles (I did ask about their piping technique and they said "I do watch MasterChef") and baked the following...
Goodness, how perfect are these shells!!
Here they are Passionfruit complete with filling and the caramel....
I know you will be tempted to eat them straight away (and they do taste great), but do try saving them overnight to end up with the squidgy authentic macaron experience.
Still not feeling confident baking macs... you always scan the side of the macaron mix box to watch videos.
Alternatively head over to Zumbo Baking where you will find helpful videos to assist you in your baking.
More of a chocolate fan? The Adriano Zumbo range includes, chocolate brownie and choc mud mirror cake (couldn't get this one for the review).
A quick look at the brownies... you will have this mix together in a couple of minutes... hand mix with a spoon, pour into a lined tray and viola see what you get! Served warm with ice-cream for your next family get together.
Dark and delicious chocolate brownies from the Adriano Zumbo Chocolate Brownie Mix
Happy Baking :)
You might also be interested in liquorice ice-cream
or Bundy Banana cupcakes with toffee toppers