11 Sep 2014

Violet and Mint French Macarons / Macarons Français Violets et à la Menthe

I should have posted these a long time ago. I made those mint-violet macarons quite a few weeks ago, but I haven't had the time to post them. Whenever I decide to make macarons, I always seem to make them after 8h00 pm or when it's raining or worst, on a hot humid day. When I decide to make macarons, nothing could change my mind.  So I decided to make these treats, so be it.

This particular Spring, for some reasons, has been more humid than any I can recall. So I was patient, waiting to pick the least humid day, but all days were almost the same, either humid or very humid, so I chose a humid day which resulted in egg whites that were super-aged because I had to wait extra couple of days to make these macarons. So I added more cream of tartar as usual to my meringue to make me feel more confident and to give the batter more stability.

 For Violet Macarons, I added some grape-violet food colouring and for Mint Macarons, I used holly green food colouring and a pinch of ground dried mint leaves for extra boost of freshnes.  I particularly enjoyed these mint macarons, the flavour combination of chocolate and mint reminded me of Thorntons‘ Mint Chocolate Bars, so yummy!  As a filling, I used chocolate ganache, and the macarons themselves had developped a creamy, jelly-like texture that fused with the chocolate ganache in the center.

For recipe, I always use my usual recipe adapted from La cuisine de Mercotte, the Queen of French Macarons.....
Mamatkamal



7 comments:

Anncoo said...

Looking at your macarons make me drool! Great combination and I'm sure nobody can resist these beautiful macarons :)

Anonymous said...

Ryougnaaaaaaa dayzin hbiba malki achno darna lik . jaw ghzalinnnnnn
soumiya et aziza arach

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy !!
Indian Cuisine

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Just Yummy !!

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Nadji said...

Des macarons très bien réussis.
Ca me donne envie d'en faire.
A très bientôt.

Rosita Vargas said...

Se ven muy ricos y lindos la combinación es agradable y original,una receta muy buena, voy a prepararla,cariños y abrazos.

oumsara said...

maachallah 3lik,kimal3ada tes macarons kay7m9o,jawe ghzaline,tbarkellah 3lik hbiba,allah yehafdik o yekhallilik hadok idiyat,maachallah
NB:fin ghbourik !!!!!!??????

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