Thursday, 14 February 2013

Jasmine Green Tea Macarons

Valentine's Day can be a bit brash sometimes. That's ok.

Walking into a card shop is a barrage of red and bears holding hearts. Barry White has infiltrated adverts. Blogs are full of red, pink and heart shaped sprinkles. Celebrating love in any way is always a winner.

I didn't have the heart (sorry...) to break out the red food colouring for these. I love how delicate they look, how light and how pure. Like love. Uncomplicated love.

Macaron Recipe from Annie Eats

Ganache Recipe

Ingredients

200gr white chocolate
180ml double cream
1 jasmine green tea bag emptied out (around 1tbsp of loose tea)

Method

1, Melt the white chocolate in a bain marie and set to one side.
2, In a small pan, stir 120ml of the cream with the tea and stir over a medium heat until it comes to a gentle boil. Remove from the heat and strain the cream through a fine sieve into the still warm melted chocolate.
3, Add in the rest of the cream and stir gently to combine. When smooth, cover and leave in a cool place (fridge on a hot day, open window on a cool day) until it becomes softly set. Using a silicone spatula, beat the ganache until it lightens in colour, it should be the texture of peanut butter and perfect for piping or spreading.

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  2. yum! these look fab! love the nail varnish too. x

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    1. Thank you Katharina :) the nail varnish is a Barry M magnetic one, love them!

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  3. I love macarons. Every time I read a post about them I feel like I have to try again, but so far I haven't managed really lovely looking ones, like your's here.

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    1. Thank you Christian, the Annie Eats version was really easy (I didnt blend the almonds so hence they are a bit gritty looking) and would definitely recommend the recipe :)

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  4. Stunning! And so elegant! Did you use a piping bag for them?

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    1. Thank you Katharine, I used a disposable bag with the tip cut off :)

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  5. love that gorgeous box! I love that they're white and pure and almost innocent looking. glad there was no sight of pink x

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    1. Thank you Shu Han, its a stationery box from Dotcomgiftshop - I love the antique look it has. I think adding pink or red would have ruined them for me a bit!

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  7. I totally agree with you on keeping these white - they seem very angelic! Jasmine and green tea seem like a beautiful combo - fragrant and delicate. Gorgeous pics too!

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  8. looks great! Trying to work up the courage to make macaroons still

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  9. Yes, so much nicer than red. I love red, but you can have too much of a good thing, especially around V day. They sound absolutely scrumptious.

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