Monday, April 18, 2011

Black Beauty Charcoal macarons

Charcoal Macarons with orange curd fillings

Orange Curd (Recipe adapted & modified from Quay Po Cooks)

Ingredients:
3 egg yolks
80g castor sugar
50ml Orange juice
1 grated orange zest
100g cold salted butter

Method:
1. Whisk egg yolks & sugar in a metal bowl placed on top of a saucepan over simmering water. Add in orange juice & zest until combined & smooth.

2. Stir the mixture constantly with a spatula until it thickens. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter slowly. Spoon mixture into clean glass container & allow it to col with a piece of plastic wrap laid on the surface to prevent a skin from forming.

These orange curd macarons taste extremely great! My hubby came into the kitchen (I was busy washing up after baking) & showed me with both his thumbs up right after he ate one of my black beauties ;)

Give this a try.. you will fall in love with it ;)

38 comments:

CaThY said...

I think the heart on the macaron is fast becoming your trademark :) And wow - your shells look better and better - such smooth tops and nice feet! And the orange curd sounds like a fantastic idea!

Janine

CaThY said...

马卡龙对我来说很有难度,我还是看你弄就好:P

CaThY said...

鲸鱼,
试试看,你也会上引的。 ;批

CaThY said...

Cathy, I'm ever so tempted to make macaroons again everyytime I see you bake them! These black beauties are indeed very beautiful! Okay, shall try it this week, heehee!

CaThY said...

Janine,
Hahaha, I still got left over hearts at home! The orange curd is really yummy! ;)

CaThY said...

Honeybeesweets,
Yes! Its contagious huh! Hehehehe.... looking forward to your Macarons!

CaThY said...

wow! this black beauties are beautiful! I have problem leaving comment for you for the past few days, hopefully this one can get thro' :)

CaThY said...

Ah Tze,
Yes it get through! Thanks for your kind words! :)

CaThY said...

I love the colours on this! bright orange, black and red heart!

CaThY said...

hi cathy, looks great! isnt it nice just to experiment with different flavours ? yes, black still got its own beauty! btw, i was reading tze's comment and i was also having this problem until a minute ago..i cldnt send in my comments using IE, now i'm using a different browser.

CaThY said...

The macaroons look awesome! Thanks for sharing.
Kristy

CaThY said...

this is really one black beauty!

CaThY said...

hahaha nothing beats the affirmation from your hubby yeah? :)

They look so uniform leh! I still can't believe you piped these without stencils. *worship*

CaThY said...

classy!

CaThY said...

I've never seen black macaroons before, totally cool :D)!!!

CaThY said...

CG,
Hahaha, I guess it is not very common because not many people will want to ingest black stuffs ;)

CaThY said...

Bake for a queen,
Haha, that's why I call them black beauties ;)

CaThY said...

Alan,
Hahaha, I piped them using 'agaration' loh, you try next time ;)

CaThY said...

Alice,
Yeah, cute huh? Kekeke ;)

CaThY said...

Kristy,
Thanks for your kind words ;)

CaThY said...

Lena,
Yeah, very fun to try out new flavors ;)
I am not sure why some people had trouble leaving comments, you and ah Tze are not the only ones leh. Weird.

CaThY said...

Thanks crustabakes, I love the combination too ;)

CaThY said...

those macarons are so lovely! (: (: how do you "stick on" those hearts? i have a bottle of it at home. *faints*

CaThY said...

black beauties with orange curd yum!!

CaThY said...

You are right, they look so pretty.

CaThY said...

As the name implies, really beauties ! The black macarons and orange curd colour are so contrasting and striking !

CaThY said...

This is my first time coming to your blog....nice to konw you!! And i like your black black Macarons...is it very sweet???

CaThY said...

Jasmine,
After you pipe the macs, juz throw one on top. hehehe ;)

CaThY said...

Jess,
Go try the orange curd. very nice :)

CaThY said...

Edith,
Thanks! ;)

CaThY said...

Joyce,
Yeah, kekeke ;)

CaThY said...

Welcome to my humble blog Coolant72. Do drop by more often. They are not very sweet as I had reduce the amount of sugar in my orange curd). It tastes perfect :)

CaThY said...

First time heard of orange curd... thks for sharing... ^_^

CaThY said...

neyeeloh,
Hehehe, I just replaced the lemon in lemon curd to orange ;)

CaThY said...

Hi Cathy, nice blog and great macarons you make! I was thinking of making black macarons and couldn't think of a nice filling but you gave me the perfect idea of orange curd.
BTW, may I know when you place those lovely hearts on the shells? Before baking or after baking?
Tks

CaThY said...

Thanks Ken :)
I added those hearts after I piped my macs on my silpat mat :)

khim said...

Hi,
Wld u mind share the black macaron recipe pls? thks alot :)

Cathysjoy said...

Khim,
You can refer to my Matcha macarons recipe & replaced the Matcha powder to Charcoal powder :)

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