Peanut macaron with chocolate ganache
My first foray into another type of nut flour, trader joes has a peanut flour that is perfect for macaron. This one was supposed to be tiffany blue, but apparently peanut color plus blue food coloring equals green cookies. I took them to work and called them Jade Peanut macaron with chocolate ganache and they were all gone!
Double panning in a conventional oven did nothing, so I will stick with convection.
Peanut macarons take longer to cook due to moisture.
Thai chili lime and peanut macaron
The green color got me thinking of limes, so I used some lime curd that I made from lines from my back yard last week. Since in my mind peanuts and lime go with thai food, I decorated with california chili and it looked pretty and gave it a hint of spice.
The first punch was lime, followed by a subtle peanut with notes of chili.
Just the right consistency
I have to admit that I've never tasted a macaron before trying to bake these 4 batches. I think I've gotten it, like biting into an eggshell with a most cakey center that is infused with the flavor of the filling. I went to trader joes to get some more egg whites, I had also meant to get their frozen macarons to give then a try, but today I was pretty confident that I've gotten it, so I skipped them. I did see flax seed meal...I'm curious if I can make some out of that!
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