Chocolate Macarons

After not having the time to go to Laduree when we were in London, we decided that now was the time to try making our own Macarons...

First I should admit that I'm a really messy and somewhat novice baker - I had no idea that the mixture would spread as much as it did or that it would spread even further when in the oven - oops!

So in the end we ended up with 8 large complete macarons that despite not looking the best tasted abolutely amazing!!

and heres the proof that I'm messy!!

Find the recipe I used and pictures of what they should have looked at here - I used a basic chocolate butter icing in the middle. Maybe they will look like that next time I try making them?