Saturday, March 12, 2011
Creme Egg Macarons
I quite possible that I will have eaten my weight in Cadbury Creme Eggs by the time Easter gets here. The other day I did something I didn't think was humanly possible, I ate two whole creme eggs, though I have to admit I didn't feel super awesome afterward and will probably never ever do it again.
Its been so long since I've made made macarons, so I was very excited to make some inspired by my favorite Easter treat, creme egg macs. I don't know if it's been done before, but I was pretty impressed at my chocolate flooded brain coming up with the idea.
The macarons themselves are plain vanilla (made using my regular recipe) filled with chocolate egg shell ganache and creme egg goo.
To make the macs look like eggs I set aside two tablespoons of mixture before filling my piping bag. I dyed the set aside mix with a little yellow food colouring and spooned a tiny bit on top of each macaron just after piping.
To make the filling-
6 Creme Eggs
50 mls cream
The best (messiest) part of the whole process is scooping out the creme eggs, cut each in half, spoon the insides (goo) into one bowl and place the chocolate shells in another.
Bring cream to the boil in a small saucepan, pour over chocolate shells, whisk together until it forms a smooth and glossy ganache.
Using a piping bag, pipe a ring of ganache around the insides on the macaron bottoms, using a small spoon fill the centres with creme egg goo.
Gently place on the macaron tops.
Bring on Easter!