Monday, May 26, 2008

Mocha Macaroons

Last week I made these macaroons for another staff members birthday. It was only the second time that I have made these French style macaroons. The first time I made them I was really disappointed with them – I am not sure what I did wrong, but they didn’t set up like they should have and were disappointingly flat. So, I actually wasn’t going to try making macaroons again. But, I see so many beautiful looking macaroons on Tartlette’s blog, so I decided to have another go.

I used a Donna Hay recipe for mocha macaroons. The actual macaroon part is a plain almond macaroon, but the filling is espresso powder and white chocolate. They are dusted with dutched cocoa. I didn’t want to make heaps of them, so I just made a third of the recipe. This worked quite successfully even though I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t get enough volume with just one egg white.

I was really pleased with these. The macaroons were crispy on the outside and chewy inside and I think they look like they should as well. I will definitely be trying other variations on the macaroon theme again.


Cakelaw said...

These macarons look perfect. I have heard about how hard macarons are from other blogs, so I am kind of scared of them now.

Passionate About Baking said...

Good for you. I've had some pretty weepy times with macaroons that disintegrated; just a horror story that was! How perefect & delicious these look. I'm almost tempted to have another go...