Salted caramel macarons

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.



6 Comments Add yours

  1. lumar1298 says:

    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…


    1. vannillarock says:

      Haha! ‘Divorced your kitchen’ – I had to reread that- 🙂


  2. Macarons are my “thing” too, Anne. And these look divine.


    1. vannillarock says:

      Close friends and willing tasters tell me this is up there up there in the top 3 🙂


      1. We need to live closer.


      2. vannillarock says:

        Isn’t that the truth 🙂


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