Chocolate Ginger Macarons
I´m super excited to share this post with you.. for two very good reasons.. one because it´s my 1st Christmas post in 2013 (Christmas is my all time favourite time of the year!!) and 2nd because it´s my 1st time that I blog about Macarons (or Marcaroons.. or whichever way you would like to call them..)!!
Let me tell you these Macarons are tricky.. I had to make a couple (to be truthful 4 batches) before they came out like this.. when you look at them they seem to be só simple to make, but the steps need to be followed precisely to ensure the end result is perfect.
And because it´s my 1st Christmas post, I flavoured my MACARONS with ginger and filled them with chocolate buttercream made of real melted chocolate..Yum Yum!
I dont know if you guys remember but I made a Ginger and Chocolate MERINGUE PIE awhile ago and I absolutely fell in love with the flavour combination Click here if you would like to see that Post! It´s perfect for the Christmas season too.
When I smell ginger, it reminds me of Christmas.. the next few weeks I´ll post about flavours/combinations that makes Christmas time real to me!!
Another reason to celebrate is that we have a long weekend (´puente´ as they say here in Spain) coming up and that means more time to spend with my family, bake, put up our Christmas tree.. etc etc.. Like the song says “It´s the time to be jolly, tralalalalalala”
So lets get to the making of these MACARONS.. one of the most important things that I can tell you is that when you make these, make sure that the oven temperature on the recipe is stipulated as convection or fan (because this I learnt makes a huge difference in the success of your Macarons.. trust me!!).
I´m planning my recipe selection for the next few weeks and I truely hope you guys like them as much as I like sharing them..
Have a great week and I hope to see you all VERY soon!!