Salted caramel macarons

macarons, praline, thermomix, Uncategorized

If you know my blog you know macarons are my 'thing'. I am not sure macarons impress more than things I consider to be more worthy of praise but they do. I am running one of my 'foolproof macaron' fundraising classes very soon and thought I'd play around with a new flavour. I made a batch of Thermomix praline paste last week and as it sat in the fridge shouting 'eat me' every time I opened the door, I thought there's a macaron filling which might work- wow! Is all I can say.

I make Italian meringue for my macarons- as I say it's foolproof. It's more stable because it's cooked and it works for me in all my kitchens. The base recipe is here. I substituted 20g of ground almonds with 20g of salted caramel powder. This was pulverised with the icing sugar and almonds – there really is no need to sieve if you have done this in a Thermomix or food processor. Once you deviate from the basic almond recipe be careful about timings- chocolate ones (using cocoa powder) always take a minute or two longer, and so do these.

Anyway, this post is all about the filling. Thermomix praline paste from the I love chocolate book. It is a ridiculous quantity, but it keeps in the fridge and is wonderful as a component of homemade icecream. The praline recipe is here.

So this most wonderful pipeable filling take a 250g tub of mascarpone and fold in praline paste to taste- that probably means about 50/50! Pipe onto the baked shells, refrigerate overnight – ALWAYS refrigerate macarons overnight, the taste improvement cannot be overemphasised.



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

6 thoughts on “Salted caramel macarons”

  1. My favorite dessert… I’ve divorced my kitchen for years now, but I may have to open it up again or move closer to you…


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