Tuesday, May 4, 2010
No, not all in one macaron.
First, I attempted lavender macarons (with a milk chocolate ganache and lavender essence). Unfortunately, it was so gross I couldn't even eat a quarter of a teaspoon of the ganache.
With the leftover purple macaron shells, I decided to try violet macarons. I made the filling with white chocolate ganache mixed with crushed crystallised violets. They worked out okay but the flavour wasn't intense enough.
Finally, I tried making blackcurrant macarons, using the same technique as the passionfruit ones (by juicing blackcurrants, heating to a particular temperature, and mixing with chocolate and butter). These ones are pictured here.
Monday, May 3, 2010
For my birthday this year, my Husband bought me this book (as I am obsessed with Pierre's macarons). Unfortunately, it's in French, so it takes a while to translate the recipes.
Here is a review of Pierre Herme's Macaron cookbook.http://www.wallpaper.com/books/2766