Tomorrow there is a summer party in the kindergarten, and I have been asked to bring a cake. Even for such an occasion you can make macarons! Choose a simple and mild variant, and both kids and adults will enjoy them. I chose to make a macaron filled with chocolate ganache made of milk chocolate, and I sprinkled them with some colorful cake sprinkles before putting them in the oven :)
Milk chocolate macarons
– 1 batch macarons made from the base recipe
– Cocoa powder
– Cake sprinkles
– 100 g (1/2 cup) milk chocolate chips
– 1/2 dl (1/4 cup) heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons butter
Follow the base recipe making the macarons. Add some cocoa powder while beating the egg whites, until you achieve the color you want on the macarons. Don’t add to much if you want mild tasting macarons! Sprinkle some cake sprinkles on the macarons before you bake them. 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.
Place the macarons on a serving platter, serve them and enjoy!