Whether you’ve been gripped by Bake Off fever, you’ve volunteered to take care of dessert for your next girly get-together, or you’re just in the mood for something sweet, one thing’s for sure: getting creative in the kitchen has never been more popular! I’m all for pushing out of your comfort zone and trying something challenging, but sometimes we need a quick and easy solution that’ll still do the job too. And friends, today’s recipe is as quick and easy as they come!
Today I’m going to share how to make these cute-as-a-button white chocolate macarons, using just THREE ingredients. The real star of the show is the Lees Macaringues – brightly coloured small meringue shells by Lees of Scotland. These are almond flavoured (like most macaron shells) but are actually nut and gluten free!
Fancy some easy, three-ingredient white chocolate macarons? Look no further…
You will need:
1 pack of Lees Macaringues
1 100g bar of white chocolate (I used Green & Black’s organic chocolate)
250g of double cream
1 small pan
1 heatproof bowl
Pour all of the double cream into the pan and break up your chocolate into squares in the bowl. Heat the cream until it is just about to boil, remove it from the heat and immediately pour over the chocolate and mix it together; stirring until the chocolate has melted. You should be left with a mixture resembling a thick ganache.
Spoon a small amount (about a teaspoon’s worth) of the mixture onto the inside (the flat side) of one of the Macaringues and push the other shell onto it so you have a sweet little sandwich.
Repeat until you have a plate full of rainbow coloured treats to dazzle your guests (or yourself!).
And that’s pretty much it… I told you it was easy! I’m already thinking about what else I could do with the Lees Macaringues for Christmas time – candy coloured Eton Mess, anyone? I hope you give this recipe a go and let me know if you come up with any fun variations. I’ve heard that adding a small amount of jam takes things to the next level, but there’s only one way to find out…
With desserts for days…