Showing posts with label macarons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label macarons. Show all posts

Friday, July 22, 2011

Black Sesame Macarons

Saw lots of macarons on the web,looks so beautiful with the colors.Makes me want to make some.My first badge of macarons was failed.Then I saw Jeannie post her macarons. I would like to try it for a second time.And thank you Jeannie for the recipe,and here it is.Although it got feet, but these macarons looks dry, not shiny.Probably due to longer time baking and high heat.But, anyway here's the recipe that I copied from  Jeannie's .

Ingredients:
1/2 cup black sesame seeds ( I used store bought ground black sesame)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 egg whites (about 56-60g, room temperature)
1 tsp egg white powder (I omit this as I have none)
5 tablespoons sugar( I used 3 tbsp)
Method:
Mix sesame seeds and 1 cup sugar.  Sieve and set aside.
Beat egg whites until foamy and add the 5 tablespoons of sugar.  Continue beating until stiff peaks.
Add all the sesame powder and fold in until you achieve a lava like consistency.
Pipe out on parchment paper and let it rest for about 15 minutes to form crusts.( I rest it for about 1 hour)
Bake at 140 C for 12-13 minutes until the tops are firm.  I turn the tray half way through the baking for even browning.( I baked at 150C in conventional microwave oven for 13 minutes)
Cool completely before sandwich with chocolate ganache.
Filling:
100g dark chocolate
40 ml low fat cream ( I used whipping cream) 10-15 fresh cherries, pitted and chopped (omitted)
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar (i used the white vinegar)

Method:  Place chocolate and cream in saucepan and simmer gently until chocolate melts.Add vinegar and stir to mix. Add the cherries if using and allow to cook for a further 30 seconds. Cool slightly before briefly blend the filling with immersion blender. Cool in fridge to firm up the filling before using.