Vanilla Bean Macarons

I was recently asked to make some macarons for a kitchen tea. It’s been quite a while since I served up a batch of these popular treats, and I decided it was time to try and get a bit more creative. This is the recipe for the vanilla bean flavour, for the Rose flavoured macarons click HERE.

Start with my basic macaron recipe. You will also need the following ingredients:

  • two whole vanilla bean pods
  • high quality vanilla extract
  • optional: fresh vanilla pieces for grating

For the filling:

400 g white cooking chocolate

200 ml single or pouring cream

Microwave the chocolate and cream in a microwave proof jug or bowl, on 50% power, for two minutes. Stir to combine, repeat the microwave step once again, and when it’s smooth and melted stir it through once more and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Just before filling the macarons add a few drops of high quality vanilla extract to the ganache and stir through.

For the macarons:

Following my basic macaron recipe, to the macronage mix {the almond meal, icing sugar, and egg white}, add the scraped seeds from two vanilla bean pods and a few drops of high quality vanilla extract. Proceed as normal.

After piping the macarons and while they are resting before going into the oven, I grated some fresh vanilla pieces on top for presentation. Consider this step optional.

  1. […] my macarons. First up I made a batch of delicious vanilla bean flavoured macarons, see the recipe HERE, and next were these pretty rose […]

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  2. These look so beautiful. I would love to be able to make macarons but the recipe just looks too terrifying. I can see why they cost so much. One of my favourite treats.

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    1. Thank you. To be honest they do take some practice, but I think I just dug my heels in until I got the results I wanted. I do cheat and buy them sometimes though, you don’t always want to go to so much effort.

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  3. oooooh these look perfect! I have never attempted macarons but yours look gorge.

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    1. Thank you, first time trying this flavour, they turned out well. Such a long labour of love, but worth it.

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  4. […] my macarons. First up I made a batch of delicious vanilla bean flavoured macarons, see the recipe HERE, and next were these pretty rose […]

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