Thursday, September 30, 2010
Macaron Gelato Sandwiches
I find that the weather is a huge influence on what I bake. With this week’s weather turning hot and humid I found myself daydreaming about ice-cream. I remember in the summer holidays when I was little, my Nanna would make my brother and I ice cream sandwiches. She would use pre-packaged rectangles of vanilla ice cream (I forget what they’re called) and sandwich them between two wafers.
Inspired by the frozen treats of my childhood, I decided to make something a little more fancy than the ice cream sandwich, gelato macaron sandwiches.
For the macarons I used the same recipe I have used previously from I love macarons by Hisako Ogita. One day I’ll try out the Italian method but for now I’m just getting comfortable using the French meringue method of making macarons. I cheated with the gelato and picked up a couple of flavours from my favourite gelato place, strawberry and caramel macadamia.
Macarons plus gelato equals love, seriously! It may take a little while to work out how to go about eating them without squishing gelato all over yourself. Sure you could use one of the cute little gelato spoons or you can embrace the mess, it’s all part of the ice cream sandwich fun!