Though I still have 2 posts worth of pictures to share from my travels, I’ve decided to take a macaron break. It’s been some time since I’ve baked a batch of macs but have been meaning to do so since my trip. From London to Paris, I spent a mini fortune sampling my way around flavours from some of the top macaron shops; well worth it!
P I E R R E H E R E M E | hands down my favourite!
L A D U R E E | where I tasted my 1st macaron, 9 years ago in Paris
M A X I M ‘ S | located at the foot of the Louvre, I had to stop in and get a box after exploring all the pretty paintings
Inspired, I spent my weekend in the kitchen. I decided to whip up a batch perfectly festive for a Cinco de Mayo party; lemon-lime margarita macarons. I started out on an adventurous high but was forced back to basic while attempting a ganache at the sight of curdled milk after adding heavy cream to my simmering mix of strawberries, lime/lime, tequila, and triple sec – whoops!
C O O K I E R E C I P E + yellow food colouring
L E M O N – L I M E G A N A C H E R E C I P E
**instead of lemon zest use lime zest
**in place of lemon juice, use equal parts of a freshly squeezed lime + lemon mix
for an added margarita kick…
mix together 1Tsp of course sea salt + 1/2Tsp of smoked paprika
sprinkle the mix atop the pipped ganache before sandwiching the shells
Along with a bag of tortillas, I’m bringing this batch of margarita macarons to my friend’s [now officially annual!!!] Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo!