1. MeetaK says:

    flowery and lovely – just perfect for my rainy cold winter days. hibiscus sounds so delish and they look lovely deeba!

  2. Happy cook says:

    They look beautiful and they have beautiful feet too. Pity aobut the lavender.
    Abother cake book, well i am sure you will sure do justice to that book too :-)

  3. Sarah, Maison Cupcake says:

    All your posts are beautiful Deeba but I think these hibiscus floweres are especially pretty. I hope I get such great results soon. xx

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Gorgeous macarons! Those flavors are fantastic!



  5. Helene says:

    Oh my Deeba, these are simply a beautiful creation. I'll have to go visit and we'll do macarons. I've never made them or eaten them. Have a wonderful evening!

    Hélène xx

  6. sunita says:

    Such pretty macs Deeba; love hibiscus :-)

  7. ReadHowYouWant says:

    Wow, these are beautiful! Thank you for providing so many photos.

    For cooks that need large print books, check out the selection at All purchases made in Dec receive 25% off when you use Promo Code GRY7342W at checkout.

    Thanks again!

  8. Superchef says:

    OMG!! they are fabulous..i can kill for these!!

  9. I just love when you make these and then add your own touches. So lovely.

  10. Lauren says:

    Stunning Deeba! I always love the sound of your food – such amazing flavours =D.

  11. oh look at your macs! they have beautiful feet :) well done. i can't wait to join mactweets when i do have an oven. if i have time over christmas (i'm tackling 2 essays and christmas dinner then) i must def give it a go. i'm jealous of all the mac excitement! xxx

  12. Bellini Valli says:

    They are lovely Deeba, and they have feet!!

  13. 5 Star Foodie says:

    These macaroons look and sound incredible with hibiscus flower, wow!

  14. Those macs are so very pretty Deeba! I thought the tiny delicate feet on some of the lavender ones looked great too! It's very interesting that they changed colour, I remember being told hibiscus could be used as boot polish and hair dye, so maybe their natural colour tends to run towards the black/blue/purple spectrum?

  15. Steph says:

    Those look amazing!! I wish I could make macarons myself.

  16. foodie ffanatic says:

    Absolutely stunning photographs, as always!

  17. A_and_N says:

    Deeba, the next time I come to India, I shall land in Delhi. Just letting you know a good 1-2 years in advance. Will send a list of stuff that I need you to make for me 😛 a coupla months before I land.

    Thanks 😛 oh yes, the macarons for sure.

  18. Arwen from Hoglet K says:

    They look lovely, and it's really cool that you can change the colour by adding acid!

  19. Barbara Bakes says:

    We may have to start calling you the Mac Queen! Gorgeous macs! Love the term Machemical reactions! lol

  20. Twinsy Rachel says:

    Hibiscus… wat a nice try Deeba.. this is the second time I hear about using hibiscus in cooking n baking.. my mom is in the process of making hibiscus crush/squash. Coming back to macarons, they look awesome n am kinda tempted to attempt in making them (though I wonder that a beginner in baking like me shud really attempt it!!) nice to read about machemical reaction… awaiting for ur next post


  21. bethany (Dirty Kitchen Secrets) says:

    They are so beautiful Deeba! I love the colors, the flours and the hibiscus! So romantic and captivating.

  22. Jamie says:

    Aha! Now I know what to do with those gorgeous dried hibiscus flowers you gave me!

    Deeba, you're macs get better every time you make them and I am so thrilled that we decided to create this project together! I love working with you! And now look at you, beautiful macarons! I love the romantic flavors you used!

  23. Natashya KitchenPuppies says:

    You guys are so awesome! I really want to try macs one day .

  24. BonjourRomance says:

    Bonjour Deeba! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind note. So glad I came by – you have a wonderfully delicious blog. I am going to attempt these macarons, as well as some of the other recipes I've found here.
    I'll be following along from now on.

  25. Alexa says:

    Those pictures are frame-worthy! Thanks for the wonderful recipes.


  26. ANJALI J. says:

    hey deeba, thank u very much for ur comments.. u have a lovely blog.. good job.

  27. Fuji Mama says:


  28. Nicisme says:

    A new macaron queen on the block? These macarons say 'Yes!'
    Lovely post and well done on your book win!

  29. oh Deeba such a delight. if only you were near me i'd give you a biiiggg hug:) you're an inspiration.

  30. zurin says:

    Hi Deeba, thanks for dropping by my blog…its quite an honour to have u knowing how talented you are. :) I adore the way u bake with flowers and fruits….its just enchanting and inspiring.

    U say the hibiscus lost some of their colour ? but those 'dried' colours' are simply what I LOVE! subtle and delicate.

    u do wonders with ur baking. I am so tempted try macaroons but im a little of a coward and hate failure. but who knows may be i'll take the risk this time….n confront my fears. :))

  31. pigpigscorner says:

    They are a pain to make. Yours look gorgeous! Lovely colours.

  32. lisaiscooking says:

    These are gorgeous! The lavender hibiscus filling sounds incredible

  33. Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home says:

    Lovely photos. Such beautiful colors and textures in the dried flowers and macarons.

    I enjoyed reading your process, your first disaster (aka learning experience!) and your beautiful final result. I am a big fan of using flowers (and herbs) in desserts.

  34. Yasmeen says:

    I love the exotic flavors in these macaroons 😀

  35. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    Great looking macs! Sorry about the failure the first time around!! Chalk to up to experience!! And I can't believe I completely forgot about MacTweets, haven't even visited the blog yet! I'm going there right now!! I'm figuring it's too late to take part in this month's, since you've already posted??

  36. Trissa says:

    Deeba – your macarons are perfect! I think you've got it down to pat… congratulations!

  37. Julia @ Mélanger says:

    Deeba you really have mastered these macarons. Love the flavour combination of Lavender & Hibiscus. How great is David's recipes? I would love to join Mactweets – of course! 😉 Baking up a macaron storm this month. So probably too late to enter for December, but I'm sure there are more macarons in my future! So shall I just keep track of the date for next month?

  38. lisa @ dandysugar says:

    These are gorgeous macarons! You are such a pro Deeba– I love your flavors too. Hibiscus shells with lavender hibiscus cream sounds lovely. Very elegant as usual! Hope you are are having wonderful holidays! xo

  39. Divya Vikram says:

    Macaroons look so cute and pretty!

  40. MaryMoh says:

    Deeba, my sweet Deeba, each time I visit, I feel like I want to become a professional baker but I know I lack one important ingredient…PATIENCE…LOL. I just love these macaroons. One of these days, I'll definitely take up the challenge.You have been my inspiration in baking. Thanks for sharing.

  41. The Purple Foodie says:

    Love that you've used hibiscus here, Dee! I've been toying with the idea of drying beets and making some powder for using for tinting my icing pink

  42. Nithya Praveen says:

    Deeba,they look awesome….such lovely treats to eyes:).I wud love to join the Mactweets party,please let me know the details:)

  43. WizzyTheStick says:

    Deeba hi,
    I never realized that the garden cultivated hibiscus flowers were edible. I always thought that hibiscus flowers referred to in recipes was Hibiscus Sabdariffa which is called sorrel here in the Caribbean. What a very innovative use of this flower.

  44. Chez Us says:

    Deeba, these are absolutely beautiful. I love the combination of floral notes and sugar, very nice combination! Your photos are stunning as well. Looking forward to a wonderful 2010 full of fun cooking adventure with you!

    Happy Holidays!

  45. Vivian says:

    Deeba these are gorgeous! I love the thought of using hibiscus. I will have to try this sometime.

  46. Junglefrog says:

    I never knew that you could actually eat hibiscus flowers! I have to remember that for when they bloom next year! (I have two hibiscus in my garden) I love your macs!

  47. We must be on the same wavelenght. I just bought some dried hibiscus to try in macarons! These look gorgeous.

  48. Deeba, would you believe I just got my mac post up now? I fell behind after my original ones wrre (sniff) eaten prior to my photo taking. Regardless, your macs are beautiful, and I love the hibiscus..never even though of using that as a flavoring, probably because I don't drink yea..LOL Thank you so much for coming up with this challenge along with Jamie, and have a wonderful holiday!

  49. Jeanne says:

    Oh my… those are some of the most gorgeous macs I have ever seen – so gorly and gorgeous! Wish I could taste the hibiscus macs…

  50. Laura Blaauwiekel says:

    i love your recipies!
    i'm planning to buy "Roland Mesnier's Basic to Beautiful Cakes". How do you think about this book? (can also be used by an
    Laura Blaauwiekel

  51. hello,
    i sorry but can i take some of your picture?
    i manufactured dried Hibiscus calyxes, so i looking for other uses for it especially in bakery..

  52. Deeba PAB says:

    Hi KZ. Yes you can. Sorry couldn't find an email contact for you. You can mail me at vindee@airtelmail if you like. Cheers!

  53. Love the photos

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