Monday, December 21, 2015

Chocolate mint macarons






Today is the first day of winter but the weather has been warm so far, I heard is going to be warm on christmas day this year in our area,  You all enjoy while you can I'm sure it won't be long the cold weather is on the way.

I found this tiny chocolate chip mint at Dayton's farmers market when I show them I thought about blend them with cream for macarons filling It was delicious creamy and minty.

Happy holiday to all of you, enjoy your time with family and friends and of course enjoy the foods that you shared with them.




Ingredients :
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 eggs white
- 3 Tbsp granulate sugar
- 3 drop green coloring

Filling :
- 8 oz cream cheese/room temperature
- 4 Tablespoon powder sugar
- 2 Tbsp heavy cream
- 3/4 cup chocolate mint


Preparations :
- Line two cookies sheet with silicon baking mate
combine powdered sugar,almond flour in a food processor,pulse into fine powder
sift mixture into medium bowl,discard large pieces

- Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until foamy add 3 drop green food coloring, gradually add 3 Tbsp granulated sugar,beating at high speed about 2 minutes or until mixture foam stiff,shiny peaks.

- Mix well to incorporate powder sugar and almond, Incorporate the beaten egg whites into the dry ingredients using large spatula,mix well and fold the mixture
Then work in the mixture (macaronage ) using plastic scraper, press down well with the scraper,going back and forward,to press out the oxygen from the white,Do this for 2-3 minutes until you have smooth mixture.

- Attach 1/2 inch plain tip to piping bag,scoop batter into bag pipe 1-inch circles about 2-inch apart onto prepare cookie sheets,tap cookies sheet on flat surface to remove air bubbles and set aside,let macarons rest uncovered,until tops harden slightly,this takes from 15 minutes to an hour in more humid condition,when the batter does not stick,macarons are ready to bake.

- Preheat oven to 350 F, Place rack in center of oven,bake 14 minutes,rotating cookies sheets halfway trough baking time. cool completely on cookies sheets

- For macarons filling, In a small bowl, mix chocolate mint and heavy cream, melt chocolate mint in microwave about 20-30 second and stir until melted and smooth, set aside

- In a mixer mix cream cheese, powder sugar and melted chocolate mint until smooth transfer into piping bag with match same size cookies,pipe or spread filling on flat side of one cookie and top with another.

3 comments:

Ramona W said...

You are the king of the macarons! These look and sound spectacular. :) Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year 2016 my friend. :)

Angie Schneider said...

Gorgeous macarons! They look simply perfect.
Have a blessed holiday season!
Angie

Elies Lie said...

woaa... the macarons look fab!
i have a hate love relationship with macarons, try it few time and fail! Hahaha...
but ur post make me want to try it again ;)
thank you for sharing!