Monday, March 16, 2009

peppermintly macaroned

As promised, my latest lovelies (which makes it sound like I've baked hundreds of batches - these are really only my second =))

Peppermint macarons with chocolate buttercream


I think these are pretty good - although I have actually never tasted macarons except for the ones I've baked myself!
So, all I know is that they should have those lovely lacey feet, a thin crispy shell and chewy insides - and these guys are three from three there. =)

I used this recipe here for the macaron shells, except I used peppermint essence in place of the lemon juice, and the chocolate buttercream recipe at the bottom of this page for the filling (well, it's based on that one =))

I think next I'll take on chocolate =)

xo

10 comments:

  1. I'm putting a bid in for a taste at the owling on Sunday. Maybe the chocolate version will be ready then? I've only seen these in cyberspace but I really want to, you know, melt them into my mouth. Are they as good as they look? They look fabulous.

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  2. They look delicious! You really are so crafty! And you also seem to be a fabulous chef! :D

    I don't get to spend as much time in the kitchen as I'd like these days - I did make some pumpkin soup on the weekend which turned out pretty well. :)

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  3. oh so tempting! I love mint and chocolate together. I love the look of those!

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  4. Are they as good as mint slices? If they're not, then I'm just not interested.

    (Kidding!!!)

    I've just realised I've seen that colour green before ... in a certain colour of Pear Tree Yarn called "grass". I don't think the yarn would taste as delicious though!

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  5. Oh they are perfect: so green and fresh!!

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  6. They look awesome! Brown and green is close to my favourite colour combination, as is choc mint, food wise.

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  7. So yummy. I always feel hungry when I visit your blog.

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  8. Oh oh oh YUMMY!! Mint and chocolate is my favourite!!

    If I come to visit will you make them??

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