Friday, February 5, 2010

The first macarons of 2010

So you don't feel cheated by the previous post.

Violet blueberry macarons

These violet blueberry macarons were made with much trepidation. As a child, I never liked eating anything blue. Blue M&Ms. Blueberry twizzler-like things. Blue Lucky Charms marshmallows that turned the milk blue. And god forbid, blue cakes or cookies. Ech!

Though with a healthy pantry filled with freeze-dried blueberries, fresh blueberries, frozen blueberries AND a jar filled with sugared violets, who was I to deny the need for these macarons? Turns out adding powdered freeze-dried fruits into macaron shells really add zing to the flavor. Thanks for the idea Aran!

While the buttercream base was mostly violet infused, the taste of blueberries far overpowered the floral flavor I was trying to bring out. Yummy, though likely not to be repeated as blueberries aren't easy to come by in sunny Singapore.

My sis saw these and said, "they look like Avatar macarons!" Guess Macarune is keeping with the trends. See more photos here>


Mags said...

I love the blue macarons. I've tried macs with blueberry buttercream but not blueberry macaron shells. Inspiring...

HoneyBubble said...

i think of cookie monster! LOL ...yum! can i try?

Danielle Bumblebee said...

mags: thanks! it does make a difference. i am loving freeze dried fruit at the moment

kit: these have been devoured by the cookie monsters i have at home. will remember to save some for u next time