Friday, 14 March 2014

peanut butter - chocolate macarons

bad luck...really bad luck...after i made this peanut butter macarons a few times before, quite successfully...i thought they are absolutely worth a blog post...and what can i for the first time they do not look like macarons...such a bad luck.

...anyhow...they are delicious.

while looking for a simple recipe for macarons, i came across all those hints and tricks how to make the perfect ones...what can i say...i was just about to just skip the just seemed to be too much hussle.

...still...i was looking for a sweet treat with peanut butter and i just gave it go...and just apart from these ones they did look like real macarons...with feet and without cracked shells. comes the recipe for some really delicious peanut butter macarons...perfect for peanut butter lovers.

this is what you need

chocolate macaron shells

- 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon ground almonds
- 2 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 3 cups confectioner's sugar
- 5 large egg whites

peanut butter ganache
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate flakes

this is what you have to do

- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- mix almonds, cacao and 2 cups of confectioner's sugar and set aside.
- beat egg whites to firm peaks
- slowly add remaining 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- whip to stiff peaks
- add 1/3 of the almond mixture to the egg whites and gently fold them in
- repeat with another 1/3 of the almond mixture and fold in
add the last 1/3 of almond mixture and fold in
- fill some of the mixture into a pastry bag 
- pipe the batter out onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper in small circles
- bake for 18 minutes
- let cool completely on the rack, before removing the cookies from the parchment paper
- mix the peanut butter, sugar, butter, vanilla, salt in a mixer
- fold in chocoate flakes
- place the peanut butter mixture in a pastry bag and pipe onto half of the macarons.
- cover the peanut butter with the remaining macarons.
- enjoy

and here you can find the original recipe