After Dinner Mint Macarons

After Dinner Mint Macarons

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In the cookies of life, friends are the macarons.

Mint Macarons, Macarons, After Dinner Mint Macarons

The beauty of having to move from a different place every year is that it forces you to throw away items and condense your belongings. Don’t get me wrong, moving is a pain in the ass, but it helps me realize what I need and what I don’t need and what the hell I was thinking when I purchased that. Taking a break from baking and blogging, I spent 2 weeks moving from my old apartment to a new place. As a result of this madness, I have no idea where anything is but I figured it was time for me to experiment with new macaron flavors for Macarons By Jane.

The inspiration came from Green & Black’s organic chocolates that come in assorted flavors. The mint chocolate is a celebration of my own mint plants that are growing in the backyard. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the bright green color of the macarons in comparison that Texas is pretty much brown due the scorching temperatures.

I’m going to be honest, I haven’t been using measuring cups/spoons or a kitchen scale to make my macarons. I have just been eyeballing the almond meal and powdered sugar amounts but oddly the macarons have been coming out better as ever! The recipe below is one that I always use though.

After Dinner Mint Macarons

After Dinner Mint Macarons

Green & Black Chocolate


After Dinner Mint Macarons

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 1.5 dozen

After Dinner Mint Macarons

Ingredients

  • 100 g Egg whites
  • 90 g Almond meal
  • 181 g Powdered sugar
  • 3.6 Tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Real Vanilla extract
  • Food coloring, optional

Instructions

  1. Beat egg whites until foamy and add in one tablespoon of granulated sugar one by one. Beat until stiff peaks form. Add in your choice of extracts and food coloring.
  2. Sift almond meal and powdered sugar together in a separate bowl.
  3. Fold in almond meal and powdered sugar into the stiff egg whites until you get a lava-like batter. Use a rubber spatula for this step. Note: It's important to not undermix and overmix the batter.
  4. Transfer batter to a piping bag with Wilton 12 round tip and pipe circles onto a Silpat. Note: If your batter is more on the runny side, leave plenty of room between the circles because the batter will spread.
  5. Allow a hard crust to form on the freshly piped macarons. This will take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the humidity in your kitchen.
  6. Preheat oven to 300F. Bake macarons for 5 minutes on each side to ensure even baking.
  7. Allow macarons to cool before removing from Silpat. Store in an air-tight container up to one week.
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Mint Ganache

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Mint Ganache

Creamy mint ganache, perfect between two crispy macarons!

Ingredients

  • 1 Green & Black mint chocolate bar
  • 2 tbsp Heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Break chocolate bar into smaller pieces.
  2. Microwave the cream in a bowl for 15 seconds or until slightly bubbly. Pour over the chocolate. Allow to sit for a couple of minutes before stirring.
  3. Let the ganache cool before piping into the macarons.
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Chocolate Macarons
  • http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/ ally

    wow, you have done an absolutely amazing job! i'm in awe. beautiful!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

  • http://herbivoresheaven.wordpress.com/ herbivoresheaven

    They look absolutely beautiful! I'm keen to improve my macaron-making skills.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05010251849843080919 Real Food Runner

    Yum!

    I'm hosting a giveaway. I'd love for you to enter!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/

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  • http://www.DanasBakery.com MariTanks

    I’m not huge on mint flavored anything but these macarons look incredible. My sister loves mint everything. mint ice cream is her favorite so i guess i’ll make this recipe when she comes in town

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