Monday, 20 September 2010

Macaron With White Chocolate

As most of you know Shyama is going to College soon so, last wenesday She and I went wenesday to the University town, as from wenesday she could access the room she will be staying.
It is a good size room for one person, and they have a huge kitchen which she will have to share with few other kids.
S and I went to the locak supermarket there and stocked up few tinned things, water, cola, cookies , instant noodle pack, tinned soup, the list goes on and on......
But I know the first weeks she won't be cooking there is so much places for young students to eat that she told me she will be trying few of them and also they have a student restraunt were they can eat for reasonable price.
We took few thing and arranged there and she is really thrilled to start her college days.
Good thing is, she will be comming home every friday evening and going back on sunday late afternoon as most of the college kids do in Belgium.

Actually the reality only hit me after I came home that she is going to spread her wings and going to have a semi adult life. I was telling hubby I canot believe she is leaving home and our lifes won't be the same, atleast mine. As I stayed home to look after her and I am used that at certian time she is home from school and then hearing her chatter about what happend at school etc...... while she was having her juice and one of my bakes.
Then I console myself saying I should not complain or moan as she will be comming home every weekend, unlike my sister's son who will be only home after four month or like Asha's daughter Trish.
Saturday we went to put the rest of her things there, and while we three were busy there, in her room some of the senior kids who stays there came to say hello and they were really friendly etc.... that I feel much better knowing that she will have a good group of kids there.
Now to the recipe.
I hardly ever Join in a event as there is so much going around and I can never keep up with anyone, and unlike in the earlier days of my blogging I don't make things just for the event.
So I have to admit I didn't make this especially for the event, I had this Macaron which I months ago but forgot to post it.


So as Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen is hosting I thought it is a good opourtunity to post this Mac.

I use my fully trested Ottolenghi recipe with step by step pictures like all my other Macarons.

110gm icing sugar
60gm almond flour
60gm egg whites (of 2 eggs) ( I aged the eggs for a day)
40gm castor sugar
Few drops of any food colour

Whiz the almond flour and icing sugar in the coffee grinder and sift 2-3 timesWhisk the egg whites and castor sugar till it forms a thick aerated meringue, firm but not too dry.Turn the nut mixture into the bowl, and fold gently to get a lava type batter.Hold the tray firmly and tap the underside firmly.
This should help to spread and smooth out the macarons.Leave out, uncovered for 15 minutes.Meanwhile preheat the oven to 140C (the original recipe has 170C).

Bake in preheated oven for about 12-13 minutes. They are ready when they readily leave the paper when liften with a palette knife. Remove from oven as soon as this happens, and leave to cool completely.


And then filed them with whitle chocolate melted with a bit of cream.
But have to admit i like much more a butter cream filling as the chocolate got hard and I din't like it as much as the butter cream.

We are going to London so will see your delicous post when I come back next week.

52 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful macrons out there...looks super yum

Sanjeeta kk said...

Macrons look delicious, Finla. White chocolate peeping out of these cute macrons make it more tempting. Lovely color for your Macrons.

sharmila said...

what perfect looking macaroons happy! u r the macaroon queen. :)

Priya said...

Can understand how u feel different, yeah kids grown up very soon and its kinda hard for us to leave them alone..Hope everything will be alrite soon for u..Cute looking macarons and yummy...

Srimathi said...

I know its hard when kids leave home.I am already getting myself prepared and I have a first grader. The macaroons look awesome.

Srimathi said...

I know its hard when kids leave home.I am already getting myself prepared and I have a first grader. The macaroons look awesome.

Srimathi said...

I know its hard when kids leave home.I am already getting myself prepared and I have a first grader. The macaroons look awesome.

Neha said...

looks so yummy...perfect

Maria♥ said...

Lovely macaroons! I know how you feel, my son has moved in with his girlfriend and I miss him. He comes home at weekends and stays but I can't help feeling sad when he leaves.

Maria
x

Mishmash ! said...

best wishes to Shyama, HC....can imagine how hard it must be for you but again as u know, she will be back home on every 5th day :)

Swapna said...

Best wishes to Shyama! Macarons looks really cute and beautiful click too Finla :)

Asha @ FSK said...

Best wishes to Shyama! :)) Having been in her shoes only a few years back, I see she is going to want to spread her wings far and wide soon :)).. and i remember my mom also had pangs when I left home first.. tho I was the once in 4 months maybe visitor.. I really didn't want to go home.. too much fun on campus + no1 to hang out with at home :)) But well.. you'll see every w/e and then more stories for all week to share :))

Vanamala Hebbar said...

looks awesome...yummy

naomi said...

Your macroons, look perfect!!

I can sympathize. My little guy is only three and I don't but do have to send him off to preschool.

Ivy said...

What will your daughter be studying? Mine passed at Sociology here in Athens, so she won't be going away but our son has gone to England for his masters' degree. However we speak every day on Skype, so it's just like having him here. Wish her good luck.
Wow Finla, you are becoming such an expert on Macarons. I've never attempted to make them yet.

kothiyavunu.com said...

wow!!! i am a great macoran lover,and i wished i was there....lovely...looks tempting..nice click too!!

Reeni said...

These are gorgeous macarons with white chocolate! And I wish your daughter the best! And you too - have a wonderful and safe trip.

Silence Sings said...

Lovely macaron....HAve a grt trip...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Finla - love the way you describe a mom emotions of her daughter spreading her wings! All the Best to you!

Deeba PAB said...

Good luck to Shyama; I know what to expect soon too!So glad Ottoloenghi works for you. The magic doesn't work for me anymore sadly, but I think it's far too humid here!
Have a great trip to the UK! Am sure you are gonna love it there Finla! xo

Cham said...

Best of Luck to S! Great to know at least she will be with you every weekend.
Now tell me who gonna eat those macarons that u make every month? The color combo works perfect!

Suma Rajesh said...

what a pretty looking macrons..loved ur presentation very much dear..

Prathibha said...

They came out very nice..looks really yummy

Brad Fallon said...

Those look like the perfect antidote for the blues...especially when the kids go to school. They look fantastic!

Akila said...

love the recipe...

http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

Regards,
Akila.

சிநேகிதி said...

look nice ........chocolate........

Sushma Mallya said...

i must learn the art of baking macarons from you finla, you do it so perfectly, loved the white choco filling as well...love the colour too...

Dimah said...

Looks so beautiful and delicious!

mysimplefood said...

Your macaroon looks great!

Gulmohar said...

All the good wishes to Shyama :-)
Lovely Macaroons and great pics..Must learn the art of Macaroon making from you :-)

indosungod said...

They look fantastic HC. Did you pack some for Shyama? The house is going to be real quiet for a few days but you will be fine and so will dear daughter I bet.

lecker and yummy recipes said...

wow beautiful bride-like macarons !
first time here....Best wishes for ur daughter and have a nice trip to UK !

Soma said...

These are so very perfect with very pretty feet. lovely picture too.

Wish Shyama all the best, i bet you will miss her.

Pravs said...

you bake so perfectly.Have not had macaroons this way.

Lav said...

hiii....first time here....Awesome recipes....so yumm.... !! Happy to follow you,Do visit my space when free...

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Macrons look so perfect. The color is so cute. Can't decide whether to keep it or eat it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nithu said...

Those macrons look wonderful with white chocolate.

Aparna said...

You have perfected the art of macaron making. I'm glad you had these to send to SHF.
Have fun in London. :)

Tiy said...

I never tried to make macaron, for me it seem to be very difficult to do! Yours look perfect and delicious!

lissie said...

Finla, you have become an expert in baking macroons! yummy..

Cooking Gallery said...

Lovely macaroons....! And I love the colours...:)!!

Nicisme said...

I love them! So beautiful and the white chocolate is a fabulous idea.
Enjoy London!!

Cakelaw said...

Great looking macarons HC. I am very happy for your daughter, even though I know you will miss her and it will be an adjustment. It will be good for you all in the long run.

Cynthia said...

Perfection!

Nithu said...

Looks so good and inviting. Love to have a bite.

Marcellina said...

Very nice macarons and very nice blog!

Ela said...

yummy! any leftovers?

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Nice! As always! I feel for you - I know how I miss Tara even when she's just at a friends place...

Sireesha said...

Yummy and delicious macrons :)

Pushpa said...

Macaroon just look absolutely delicious.

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

sandhya said...

thanks for the beautiful recipe with pictures which is the actual essence of a recipe. unfortunately i could not get the same macarons with the same recipe. i tried them twice and both the times i could not get them to get legs and rise either. what do you think could be the problem with my effort. i would love to get some tips thanks and regards
sandhya

Happy Cook said...

Sandya so sad to kow the recipe didn't work.
To get a feet for macarons are very difficult, I have had lot of faiure but then after finding this recipe it has worked for me every time.
Deeba from Passionate about baking has told me this recipe works for her but now a days it doesn't work for her as getting a feet depend on the temperature, etc.....
So as i always say getting a good feet for a Mac is like getting a lottery, but then said that this recipe has worked for me till now as you see in my other posts of Macs. Few days back made again Mac with the same recipe and it has come out well, I will post it next week the pics.