Batch 4: Hazelnut - half with hazelnut praline buttercream, and half with chocolate ganache
|Fresh from the oven and oh so tempting|
|Toasted hazelnut topping and hazelnut praline buttercream|
|Topped with lustre dust and filled with chocolate ganache|
I did a bit of experimenting with putting the macarons on a hot tray to bake. Mainly because I only have one really heavy tray that won't buckle in the oven. So the first tray went in cold, and cooked really well, and the second tray were a little browner (the lustre dust tray). The third tray all came out just a bit too brown, and some shells were even hollow! I found that the "feet" came out a little more frilled when they went in on a hot tray.
Overall I'm really pleased with how these went, and I'm looking forward to telling you all about my next batch soon. Lemon!