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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Black Forest Macarons for Sugar High Friday!

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I haven't made macarons for a while, but after tasting these I'm wondering why I left it so long! These Black Forest macarons are like a mini desert, just a couple of bites, but packed full of flavours. The macaron shells are chocolate and the filling is freshly whipped cream with black cherry jam - plus a little cherry liqueur for good measure. You could be fooled into thinking you are eating the real thing - Black Forest gateaux - oh yeah!!

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Preserve some of that summer goodness, I'm so happy I have another couple of jars in the fridge!

The cherry jam is from a David Lebovitz recipe, or I should say 'no-recipe' because it's just a case of weighing your cooked cherries and adding ¾ of the amount in sugar with some lemon zest and juice, no pectin needed. Of course it's too late now to get fresh, juicy local cherries, but bookmark the recipe for next year and you can make this delicious jam.

Black Forest Macarons
Not a proper recipe as such, just a guide - use your own judgement for amounts.

Your favourite chocolate macarons - I used this recipe
Some whipped double cream
A couple of spoons of cherry jam
A splash of cherry liqueur

Stir the jam into the whipped cream and flavour with the liqueur if using.
Spoon onto one half of a macaron and top with another half.

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This is my submission for the September edition of Sugar High Friday, being hosted by Aparna at My Diverse Kitchen. This month the theme is Bite Size Desserts and I hope these little mini Black Forest macarons are perfect.

Sugar High Friday was created by Jennifer at The Domestic Goddess. You can see all the previous themes here.

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Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Black Forest Gateau was the ultimate dessert in my childhood! (well, that and Wall's Viennetta!!).

Great idea to revive it in a mac version. I must get my mac making boots back on, it's been ages!

Maria♥ said...

Wow, these look and sound amazing!!


Jan said...

They look good Nic - but then everything you make looks good!

Cathy said...

What a luscious combination of flavors. Your macs are perfect with their pretty little feet.

Shaheen said...

Truly marvellous. I wish I could bite into one right now.

Sam said...

I never tried macarons before although I am planning on making some sometime. Your black forest macarons look amazing, I love the chocolate and cherry combination, I've got some cherry brownies in the oven right now!

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

MMMMMM,...yummie & tasty looking macarons & I so much love your lovely filling!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

They are indeed perfect, Nic. Both as macarons and for SHF: Bite Size Desserts.
Love the flavours here. I missed this year's cherries, but shall preserve them next season.

andrew said...

great blog, so insightful and up to date


Deeba PAB said...

ME WANTS! Oooooh these are awesome good Nic, and I love the inspired tastes! Can't get yummier feet than these! I ♥ David Lebovitzs recipes, or 'no-recipes' as the case might be, and it's been happily bookmarked for next summer! xo

chow and chatter said...

wow these look so so good, thanks for enjoying my aloo gobi LOL Rebecca

Baking Barrister said...

This makes me want to give another shot at making macarons. These look delicious and gorgeous--and are the first black forest kind i've seen!

Barbara Bakes said...

This sounds like a fabulous flavor combination. The chocolate macs are our favorite.

Unknown said...

oh for past few days am craving for macarons ....thanks am sure gona try...lovely click!

Abitofafoodie said...

Those look utterly divine. What a great combination for a macaroon.

Gourmet Getaway said...

Yum!! I haven't made macaroons for a while but you have inspired me! They look absolutely delicious!

Nic said...

Thanks everyone, you're the best!

My Kitchen Antics said...

Hi..stumbled upon your blog from aparna's SHF round up..i love the look of those black forest macaroons....

grace said...

first of all, cherry jam = yum in all instances. this just happens to be a particularly appealing instance. :)