Christmas macaroons. Part of the trick to macaroons is that you line the baking tray with small pieces of rice paper, so that the macaroons don’t stick.
I liked the macaroons, but I was fascinated by the rice paper stuck to the bottom of them. It was like paper… but you could eat it! It just dissolved in your mouth!
Later on I found the rice paper in the pantry. One thing led to another. I don’t know whether rice paper is expensive, but I do know that mum didn’t want me eating it by the sheet. So she told me that it was only called rice paper, and that it wasn’t actually rice. She told me that it wasn’t really edible. It was like those shiny metallic cake decorations. On no account was I to risk my health by eating it.
I obediently began peeling my macaroons. It wasn’t until years later that I discovered the awful truth. © mathew 2017
© mathew 2017