MACARONS RASPBERRY WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE/RASPBERRY CREAM.

MACARONSRASPBERRYslide1BMACARONS RASPBERY WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE/RASPBERRY CREAM! MACARONS are crispy, sweet bites of heaven. You can make them in all the colours of the rainbow and in your favorite flavours! Serv MACARONS RASPBERRY on Valentines’ Day, as a dessert or just with tea or coffee one afternoon. I used fresh Raspberries to give taste and colour to both the MACARONS and to the cream. The cream is only whipped cream, WHITE CHOCOLATE (Valrhona) and mashed RASPBERRIES. If you want stronger colours – you need to use colouring for food. Tiny French temptations! MACARONSRASPBERRYslide2Ingredients: MACARONS: 100 g ground almonds; 200 g icing sugar; 3 egg whites at room temperature; 50 g sugar; 1-2 teaspoons mashed RASPBERRIES or a few drops of food-colouring. CREAM: ½ dl whipped cream/heavy cream; 100 g WHITE CHOCOLAT ; ½ dl mashed RASPBERRIES.

HOW TO DO: RASPBERRY CREAM: Chop white chocolate fine. Rinse Raspberries. Mash and press Raspberries through a strainer.MACARONSRASPBERRYslide3In a small pot bring sour cream to boiling. Remove the pot from the heat. Add white Chocolate into sour cream in the pot and stir well. Add the mashed raspberies. Mix and stir well. Store in refrigerator until white chocolate is cooled off completely. Eventually store until next day.

MACARONS: Prepare large cookie sheet with foil. Put eggs in the room to get room temperature. Preheat oven to 325° Fahrenheit/160° Celcius. Sift ground almonds and icing sugar in a strainer into a large bowl. Separete egg whites and egg yolks. In a large bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually sprinkle in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition until sugar dissolves and whites stand in stiff, glossy peaks. Fold ground almonds in macaron-mixture with mashed raspberries. Spoon macaron mixture into decorating bag with tube of 1 cm diameter. Onto cookie sheet pipe macarons – mixture into center of 4 cm rounds each. 30-35 MACARONS Hold piping bag in a 90°angle. Leave MACARONS to dry at room temperature on cookiesheet for 30 minutes. Bake MACARONS 15 minutes in preheated oven at 325° Fahrenheit/ 160° Celcius. CREAM: Beat cream lightly. Spoon cream into piping bag (or just a plastic-bag for food. Cut the corner of plastic bag. Pipe cream onto each half of MACARON. Add the other MACARON on top of MACARON with CREAM on. Store in refrigerator. MACARONS WITH RASPBERRY CREAM – a sweet, crispy treat for Valentines Day – or as a dessert. Bon appetit !MACARONSRASPBERRYslide4

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