Mint and lime flavored sweet and tarte macarons.
Set the oven to 150 degrees Celsius, or 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk the egg whites to a firm foam. Mix caster sugar and the small amount of icing sugar (70g) and add to the egg foam. Whisk for 2 minutes.
Sift the big amount of icing sugar (90 g) and almond flour into the meringue, och fold together until the mix is feeling loose.
Add food coloring if you wish.
Pipe small, round, flat macarons on baking paper and bake for 12 minutes.
70 g egg whites
30 g caster sugar
70 g icing sugar
90 g almond flour
90 g icing sugar
Optional food coloring (i used green)
Chop the white chocolate and put in a bowl.
Put sugar, mint leaves and lime peel in a mortar and grind it up.
Add the grinded ingredients and cream in a small saucepan. Bring to a bowl and pour over the white chocolate. Let the mix sit for a minute before you stir it to a smooth ganache. If you want you can add food coloring here to make the green color more intense.
Let the ganache sit in room temperature for 3-4 hours (or over night if possible).
Pipe the macarons, and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours before you serve.
200 g white chocolate
1 tbsp caster sugar
20 mint leaves
Peel from 1 lime
50 ml cream
Juice from 1 lime
I hope you like this recipe, and that you will eat as many of these as I will do this summer. With a macaron in one hand, and a mojito in the other, nothing can go wrong :-) This recipe can be made in different ways and with different flavors, and I will share one of these versions shortly. Have a good one!