During mid-semester break which was the beginning of April, I decided to stop having dairy. Malaysians were going through the Restriction Movement Order and that was when Dalgona coffee went viral. There was a small packet of Nescafe Classic Dark Roast coffee that we received for free a few months ago when we bought something (can't remember what was it) at the supermarket. We used that packet to make the Dalgona coffee and loved how the milk was able to balance the bitterness from the coffee.
Macarons. French or Italians? I'm not sure because it wasn't stated on the recipes that I used but I think they were French because the ratio of sugar was lower than the almonds. Macarons are usually baked goods that I much avoided because my partially frugal self that didn't want to pay the price for ground almonds. It's a dessert. Something that I deemed I can live without? Every time I walk down the confectionery aisle and see that packet of ground almonds, I'll just end up telling myself that it's not necessary and walk away. I have a vague memory of how my first try at macarons was but I think they were pretty pink successful macaron shells. I didn't manage to reach the part of making the filling because I didn't know or understand the admiration that people have for its beauty yet. At that time which was probably five years ago, I think I was just looking for something that I can bake with the least amount of ingredients and macarons popped out as the first few options from Google search.