Thursday, 8 April 2010

Easter Macaron with peanut butter filling.


I have not been bloghopping as often as I want these past few days. Here it is holiday for my daughter and the weather as been till now really good.
So we went for cycling, had a dinner party at home went to Brugges etc and have planned to go and watch few movies and to go next week to Brussels.
She still have a week of holiday so I am going to take a week of blog break.


Chocolate eggs we bought for Shyama.

There was a time when we used to buy all these chocolate eggs and then hide in different places in the living and when Shyama got up in the Easterday morning she would start looking for them and each time she found one she will be shouting so excitedly.
Now we just keep them on the breakfast table as she is 17, so I am sure she don't believe in them :-)

Now to the ever going Macaron story, most of my readers, know how my hubby don't understand my passion for making these cute round alien things ( as he calls it ).
And this months Mac theme was you had to make a Mac with April holidays as there is lots of different holiday this month.


And I did yellow colour as during the Easter time the shops are full with things in yellow.
Before my Macs whent into the oven, they were yellow but by the time then came out after 20 minutes they were this colour.
I had planned to fill them with a chocolate gnache but i got cunning and filled them with peanut butter so that hubby would not complain :-) well he loved it as the filling was peanut butter.

Yeah we women are really cunning aren't we :-))))))

Used the same Ottolenghi recipe, which til now has never failed me. I have heard so much good review about this book from Meeta and Deeba that I ended up oredering them and will get them in few days.

44 comments:

Jamie said...

You are too funny! I love this post! And glad you figured out a way to keep the husband happy and eating macs ;-) Wish I could be so lucky! And YUM peanut butter! I want to taste these! Thanks for baking them for Mactweets!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,another macaroon in your collection,looks great lovely and perfect,photography is too gud HC!

Happy Cook said...

Jamie hi hi at least this time he didn't moan, he enjoyed eating them :-)

SathyaSridhar said...

Finla,, Macaroon looks delicious n perfect dear with perfect pics... sounds great with peanut butter sure it will tastes yummy dear,, chooo sweet of ur daughter what soo age dear when coming to choc sure all turns to kid...

Priya said...

Wish i live near u..such a cute and fabulous macarons, love that peanut butter filling..Awesome again, have fun and enjoy ur trip to Brussels, when u r going to come here?? if so do let me know..

sra said...

Nice post, it made me laugh.

Love the wicked expression on that chocolate egg in the first photo! Sort of like you getting around your husband's resistance to the alien things :)

sayantani said...

perfect looking macs HC. the peanut butter makes it more yum and HC makes her husband satisfied too....love you and your posts.

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

They look wonderful - I have often wanted to experiment with peanut butter in my macs too!

indosungod said...

HC, you have become a macron expert. Those look fantastic. Enjoy your break.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks yumm

Sonia said...

Lovely Macaron. Looks so professional! :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Peanut filling! MMMm...yummy!
The chocolate eggs are fun.

notyet100 said...

i am in luv with ur macroons,,

Suparna said...

super yummy ...beautiful pics and really wish u culd dust off some baking talent on me...lol
U are too cool!
TC

kamala said...

Hello Finla,I have bookmarked your
macaroons..How is shyamna doing?Happy Holidays!!!

elra said...

Such a wonderful macarons. It's been a while since I made it.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy macaron...hope u r a crazy fan of macarons...

Snooky doodle said...

oh perfect and delicious macaroons !

Snooky doodle said...

perfect macaroons, yummy

Rina said...

I think soon you will cover macarons in all colors..these look perfect..

Suma Rajesh said...

vaaa...looks sooo perfect...hope u had great time on easter..happy holidays and be back soon dear :)

Eu Mulher said...

Ainda não fiz macaron, mas preciso criar coragem e tentar fazer.

Ótima receita!


Beijos

5 Star Foodie said...

Scrumptious macaroons! Have a good blog break!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Your macarons are so perfect! And beautiful. Love the peanut butter filling! Have a fun break!

Cham said...

Haha Alien... The macaron saga goes even the king of house hate :) hehe they are pretty and colorful F :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

have a fun break...
lovely macaron again...

Varunavi said...

Superb looking macaroon.

Pavithra said...

Looks too good and perfect with peanut filling...yummm...

Sushma Mallya said...

looks so perfect, yummy macarons...

Usha said...

The macaroons look awesome. Enjoy your break...

Barbara Bakes said...

Now he's going to want you to fill them with peanut butter every time. ;-) They sound yummy!

Ivy said...

I have not made macarons yet and surely this is a keeper. Have a wonderful weekend.

MaryMoh said...

It's always fun looking at macaroons. I just think they are so pretty, especially with 'legs'. I would love to try making them one day. Thanks for sharing your macaroon. They are beautiful.

Gloria said...

Happy cook another beauty macaroon, the pictures are georgeous and the macaroons so cute, gloria

Kitchen Butterfly said...

They look soooooooo good! Superb macs

Soma said...

You have done it again!! :-) love those cute little eggs.

Cynthia said...

You are macaroon whiz now aren't you :)

Aparna said...

You're quite a macaron mater now, F. They're beautiful.
We don't like them because they're too sweet, so yes, deviousness helps! :)

I think I need to master these as well.
Enjoy you daughter's vacation with her.

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

You are so awesome with all the macaroons!

Malar Gandhi said...

You are really good at making macaroons. Looks perfect and delicious.

Deeba PAB said...

Wonderful pictures of cunning macs that won the man over! Love them F, and love the combination. Happy you've jumped on the Ottolenghi bandwagon. YAY!!
My mac mojo has really abandoned me this month. No matter what, it's always no feet!

Bonnie said...

My husband would love these macaroons. Who doesn't love peanut butter?

Sophie said...

Fabulously looking pictures of your fantastic looking macarons, my dear!

Waw!!!! I am truly amazed by your culinary skills!

s said...

wow yet another stupendous success! Ive never tried em after my first failure...but I do dream of getting them right..