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Good evening everyone, I hope you are all well and that you’re having a great time in this lovely time of Advent.

I just got back from a trip to New York, I went there with another blogger – Maria from the blog Marias Salt & Søtt.

New York in December is just amazing… Pretty decorations everywhere and it’s easy to get in the mood for Christmas.

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My friend Melissa from Atlanta was there too, she came with her husband Steve and I took this awesome shot of the lovely couple… When we were in New York they celebrated the 21 year anniversary of Steve popping the question.

I love this pic and I just had to share it with you, so romantic…


Maria and I visited many, many bakeries in the city, and needless to say we got more fluffy by the day… The great thing about Instagram, though, is that you get so many good recommendations from your readers.

We also got to write our wish for the new year on a piece of paper which was pinned to the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall on Times Square. They will be part of the confetti used on Times Square at midnight.

My wish was “Good health”, and it goes to each and every one of you.

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I’ll get back to my visit to New York later, some news about a brand new launch in 2015 and a collaboration with Maria and Melissa.


Back to the temptation of the day!

Strawberry & macaron trifle is a delicious dessert which is perfect for Christmas, or any other occasion.

It’s easy to make, and if you’re not a fan of macarons, or you find them hard to make, use ladyfingers/vanilla wafers or Manuela’s brownies instead. 

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Strawberry & vanilla macaron trifle

  • 20 macarons
  • ½ vanilla bean, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped out
  • 2 packets strawberry jello powder
  • 5 1/2 oz. (150 g) fresh stawberries
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream whipped with 3 tablespoons regular sugar, or same amount Vanilla bean frosting (find the recipe here)
  • fresh fruit or berries

Make the macarons as described here, but add the seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean when whisking the sugar and egg whites.


I fill my white macarons with a Vanilla bean frosting, you can find the recipe here.


Make the jelly according to packet instructions. Place the strawberries in a glass bowl and pour over the jelly mixture.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator and leave it there until the jelly is completely set.


Arrange the vanilla macarons onto the now set jelly.


Whip the cream with the sugar or use Vanilla bean frosting, and spread over the macarons.

Decorate with some fresh fruit or berries, I used fresh cherries here.


This will look pretty at any Christmas table, and it’s oh-so good…


I hope you are tempted, wishing you a lovely evening.

Hugs from me to you.


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  1. Looks very yummy, can’t wait to make it!!! I know 3 beautiful daughters and sweet husband would love it!

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Maryam, good luck with the trifle, I’m sure your daughters and husband will love it! 🙂

      -Team Passion4Baking

  2. Hi excuse me I was wondering where I can find her books on Dubai. 

    Thank you

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Ameera, unfortunately her books are not yet published in English.

      -Team Passion4Baking

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