Do you love chocolate? Then these macarons are definitely something for you!
– 1 batch macarons made from the base recipe
– cocoa powder
– 100 g (1/2 cup) dark chocolate chips
– 1/2 dl (1/4 cup) heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons butter
Follow the base recipe making the macarons. Add cocoa powder while beating the egg whites. Add cocoa until you get the color you like, but don’t over do it. Bake and cool the macarons.
Combine chocolate and cream in a small pan. Heat the mixture on low heat until the chocolate has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter. Mix together and leave to cool.
When the ganache has thickened (after some time in the fridge), you can start sandwich the macarons. Use a teaspoon, a knife or a piping bag, whichever you prefer: turn a macaron upside down, add 1/2-1 teaspoon of chocolate ganache, and press the bottom of another macaron on top of it.
Would you like to decorate the macarons a little extra? Melt a small amount of chocolate. Use a fork and drizzle the chocolate over the macarons.
Let the chocolate harden. Place the macarons on a serving platter, serve them and enjoy!