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Sunday is National Macaron Day, which is one of my favorite days of the year. I LOVE macarons. Last NMD (National Macaron Day) I was in NYC, where they take this holiday very seriously. A number of bakeries around the city get into the holiday spirit and offer free macarons to customers. I just happened to work at one of those bakeries, so in the few days leading up to NMD, we spent hours in the kitchen preparing mini versions of our most popular cookies.
When the day finally came, there was a line out the door ALL DAY LONG. It was INSANE. I guess people are pretty passionate about free food - especially when it is delicious free food. But this year, I will be doing things a little differently. This year, I will be spending the holiday stuffing my face with as many macarons as possible. It is going to be a great day.
In preparation, I made these Nutella Macarons. I'll admit it is pretty hard to make something with nutella that is not good, but I think these are exceptionally good. So you should definitely give them a try. I took a simple macaron shell, brushed it with cocoa powder, and filled it with a decedent nutella ganaches. A - MAZ- ING.
for the shells:
for the ganache:
*makes 25 macarons
The chocolate ends up getting harder. I was worried at first because it was very drippy. I don't suggest as much salt listed! Maybe 1/2 a tsp or even 1/4. It was way too salty! I had to add chocolate to mine.
I love macarons so i tried to make them. Although when i did, the shells didnt rise, they expanded but they tasted delicious. Also when i made the ganache it was very liquidy and salty. I was wondering if you knew what happened and what went wrong?
It sounds like your oven is too hot. Try lowering the temperature by 25 degrees and see if that works. As for the ganache - try a little less cream and a little less salt. And make sure you let it set up by allowing it to come to room temperature. I hope that helps!
These look amazing, and I love the blue coloring that you used!