MACARONS STRAWBERRY WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE & STRAWBERRY CREAM.

MACARONSSTRAWBERRYslide1BMACARONS STRAWBERRY & CREAM OF WHITE CHOCOLATE & FRESH STRAWBERRIES. MACARONS STRAWBERRY are crispy, sweet bites of heaven. I use only fresh STRAWBERRIES or frozen in both MACARONS and in the cream. Simply natural colouring. But if you wish stronger colours – which looks great – use colouring for food. I cook the frozen STRAWBERRIES and pass them through a strainer. The cream is only STRAWBERRIES, WHITE CHOCOLATE (Valrhona) and a bit of whipped cream. Serv MACARONS STRAWBERRY on Valentines’ Day, as a dessert or just because you feel like it. So easy to make these tiny French temptations!MACARONSSTRAWBERRYslide2 Ingredients: MACARONS: 100 g ground almonds; 200 g icing sugar; 3 egg whites at room temperature; 50 g sugar; 1 tablespoon STRAWBERRIES puree (cooked) or a few drops of food-colouring. CREAM: ½ dl whipped cream/heavy cream; 100 g WHITE CHOCOLAT (Valrhona) ; ½ dl STRAWBERRY purée (300 g frozen Strawberries, cooked).MACARONSSSTRAWBERRYslide3 HOW TO DO: STRAWBERRY CREAM: In saucepan heat frozen strawberries to boiling. Boil 3-5 minutes stirring constantly. Purée through a sieve into a bowl. Set aside. Chop white chocolate fine.MACARONSSTRAWBERRYslide4 In 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 STRAWBEERY purée. 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 strawberry puree.MACARONSSTRAWBERRYslide5BSpoon 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. Let cool of a 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove MACARONS to wire racks to cool. Store in tightly covered container. 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 STRAWBERRY CREAM – a sweet, crispy treat for Valentines Day – or as a dessert. Bon appetit !MACARONSSTRAWBERRYslide6

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