As today’s virtual #SundaySupper theme is all about our favorite food covers, I felt compelled to offer up macarons: The pièce de résistance cookies which cover spectacular fillings. (Please scroll down for details about the weekly #SundaySupper at Twitter.)
In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, I created cream fillings of Japanese plum wine pink/red, Midori Melon liquor green and white Japanese sake.
Chocolate macarons dressed up for Christmas with Japanese wine fillings.
Japanese plum wine, sake and Midori Melon.
Whipped cream served as a base for the Japanese plum and Midori Melon flavored macaron fillers. Into a half pint of heavy cream, I tossed in 1½ tablespoons of fruit wine along with ¼ cup of confectioner’s sugar, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract plus drops of food coloring. (Pink for the Japanese plum wine and green for the Midori Melon liquor.)
The Japanese plum wine flavor translates the strongest wine taste.
I was fine with the subtle hint of Midori Melon but you might like it stronger.
(À chacun son goût – each to his own taste.)
For the white sake filling, I poured 2½ tablespoons of sake into vanilla frosting. A hint of sake rice wine was detected. Pouring more sake rice wine into the mix would have sacrificed the creamy texture…So, for a true sake flavor, next time I’ll make a stiffer buttercream. Where the recipe calls for milk and extract, I’ll drizzle in sake. However, the fudgy chocolate macaron covers for any missed wine flavor.
Chocolate macaron with sake rice wine filling
(on a sake wine cup used for wedding celebrations.)
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Wishing you macarons which make you tipsy with joy!
The Ninja Baker
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