― In my books, pleats and macarons are the dictionary definition of 'perfection'. I've mastered (well sort of) pleating. So I turned my attention to macarons. High failure potential these little buggers. I convinced myself to give them a try. Actually, I decided to give them many tries. I wanted to master the art of macaronage - and told myself that any rubbish batches could (and would) quickly be binned. I was prepared to try seventeen times. But it only took two! (Well maybe three). That, and [...].