Tuesday, January 3, 2012

pierre herme's macarons- balsamic.


I like weird and funky creations because it's always a surprise when you taste them. Like these balsamic macarons. Some of you may wrinkle your nose in disgust and wonder what on earth is it doing inside a macaron but the moment I saw the recipe, it was already bookmarked in my head.


But you need not worry- these macarons aren't the experiment-gone-wrong kind of funky. In fact, I really like them. The pairing of chocolate macaron and white chocolate balsamic ganache is somewhat similar to the dark chocolate and raspberry combination. In other words, delish.




When I made the ganache on day one, I honestly thought that it would be horrible. The balsamic smell was quite strong, and although the book stated that ideally, we should use a special 25 year old one from Modena, I forged on because I'd never get that fancy balsamic vinegar anyway and I really wanted to try this macaron.


Luckily, the overpowering vinegary smell faded the next day, probably because the ganache was chilled. When I bit into it, it was the perfect tartness with a lingering hint of balsamic. This just might vie for first place with the pistachio macarons.

So, ketchup macarons next time? 

9 comments :

  1. where's the recipe?

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  2. I saw that recipe in the book and new immediately that I wanted to try it, partly because I love balsamic vinegar. I was a bit wary about splurging on aged vinegar, so expensive! It's good to know that it works without that, however. Your macarons turned out gorgeously :)

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  3. Anon> I'm sorry but I think I'm not supposed to post the recipe without permission so I didn't.

    emilialiveslife> Thank you! Please do try that recipe. It's really unique and totally scrumptious!

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  5. They sound great and look perfect!

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  6. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

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  7. Oh your macarons look so incredibly perfect and delicious!

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  8. love how your swirled tha ganache onto the shell lol

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  9. Great looking macarons! I had Pierre Herme's balsamic macarons while in Paris and I say it was very good. I've yet to attempt to make my own balsamic version. Yours look great though and I'm sure they taste delicious as well!

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