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Monday, 14 February 2011

Macarons with White Chocolate Cream and Raspberries

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I know, it's like trying to catch a bus around here, you don't get one for ages and then several come along in quick succession! I'm talking about my macarons though, and these are filled with white chocolate cream and fresh raspberries, perfect timing for 'V' day!

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I tried a new recipe, using the Italian meringue method and it made the smoothest, most beautiful macarons I have ever turned out + the messiest stickiest kitchen I have ever had! The recipe was from Not So Humble Pie, a fabulous blog with a great macaron trouble-shooting guide.

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Macarons with White Chocolate Cream and Raspberries

1 quantity of macarons coloured pink, I used this recipe from Not So Humble Pie
1 small carton of double cream
3 oz good white chocolate
Fresh raspberries

Melt the chocolate and leave to cool, but but don't let it set hard.
Whip the double cream until stiff and fold in the cooled white chocolate.
Pipe the cream onto the macarons and add a raspberry. Top with another macaron.

These can be refrigerated for a couple of days.

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♥ ♥ ♥ This is my entry for the Mac Tweets monthly challenge and this month it's Valentine Macs, need I say more? ♥ ♥ ♥

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Other Macarons on Cherrapeño:
Lemon Meringue Macarons
Black Forest Macarons
Chocolate Macarons with Chilli Chocolate Ganache
Banoffee Macarons
Christmas Macarons (Cranberry & Pistachio with White Chocolate & Vanilla Cream)
Chocolate Macarons with Caramel Cream
Coffee Macarons with Nutella Cream

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Indian Khana said...

Looks so gud ..lovely pics

Anonymous said...

they look so gorgeous! thanks for sharing~!

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

All these valentines posts and I have written a review of a book about cleaning!

Something wrong there I think!

Your macs are lovely! I must get into the mac baking loop.

Nicole Pearce said...

Your photos are very striking. I keep forgetting about MAC Tweets. I keep meaning to participate.
At the very least I need to give yours a try.

Johanna GGG said...

oh so adorable - just my sort of macarons

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

These look super - with the cream and fruit on top they're actually like miniature pavlovas aren't they?

Great pink colour, mine always go pale brown whatever colour they start as. Apparently I need to buy powdered colouring.

Deeba PAB said...

Gosh, the prettiest I've seen in a while and so perfect and smooth Nic. Thank you for sending these the MacTweets way. I'm off to look at the recipe. I've heard Italian macs are far more stable, but maybe you have to make larger batches?
Do you think I'd have to wait for the bus? Hmmm...will have to see! xoxo

Abitofafoodie said...

So, so pretty! Perfect for Valentine's Day too.

Su-yin said...

Aww these are too pretty. Love that photo of the macaron half!

Dina said...

omg those look so good!

Choclette said...

These look absolutely stunning. I've not yet tried macarons, they sound a bit scary. But despite the threat of messy kitchen, I'm going to have to try sometime.

I watched Lorraine Pascale making macarons last night using the Italian Meringue method.

LadyMacaron20ten said...

Wow, these look gorgeous and I love your photos.

Beth (jamandcream) said...

gorgeous photo's!

grace said...

white chocolate and raspberries make one heck of a fabulous combination! lovely lookers you have here. :)

Unknown said...

Wow those look like dreamy little pillows of heaven.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

I have never tried my hand at macarons before, but I am sorely tempted now. Your macarons are just beautiful. I know mine would never turn out like these, but I am still tempted. Thanks for the link to the tips Nic :)

liat said...

Looks amazing

Nic said...

Many thanks for all your lovely comments!

Maggie said...

The macarons look so pretty. Beautifully decorated too.

Linda Vandermeer McCubbin said...

SO pretty I love the first pic with the raspberry and the macarons do look smooth shiny and delicious.

snippets of thyme said...

Beautiful! I am definitely inspired. If everyone else can do it, I know I can! Marching into the kitchen. I also love your photography. I am drawn to food photography as well but I still have lots to learn.

Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun surprise to hide a raspberry in the middle of the filing. They look luscious!

Annapet said...

These beauties definitely are inspired macarons!

HI Cookery said...

Great color and flavor combinations. I prefer the Italian meringue method now, even though it is messy! But your shells are so smooth and beautiful!

Lora said...

Never tried the Italian method. After seeing your gorgeous macs, I am inspired to try. That raspberry shot at the top is to dic for! I also love the raspberry in the middle.

Cathy said...

Oh my, your macarons are perfectly beautiful! I can't wait to try your recipe for the white chocolate cream filling. Gorgeous photos too.

Margot said...

Hi Nic,

Beautiful & delicious... I hope you don't mind, I would love to feature this article as recipe of the week - just a thumb and link to your blog from my sidebar).

Have a wonderful weekend, Margot