Saturday, October 20, 2012

Salted Caramel Macarons - Adriano Zumbo Box Mix

I was strolling through the supermarket this morning, purchasing items for the coming weeks meals. I wanted to be super healthy this week, and had put all the fruit, vegetables and meat in my trolley. I decided that maybe I should take a quick look in the cake aisle though, just incase there was something good on special.

Rookie mistake!!

The Adriano Zumbo box mixes were on special this week for $6 - as if I was ever going to walk past such an attractively decorated box of macaron mix, especially when it's salted caramel flavour!!

I got home, unloaded the groceries and set to work.

The box includes a packet of meringue mix, which you add 1/4 of a cup of water to and beat until it's very stiff. Then you add a packet of caramel infused almond meal and fold until just combined.

The box also includes piping bags for both the macaron mix and the buttercream to sandwich them together, and a circle template so you can trace circles on to your baking paper and get the perfect size and shape for each macaron.

Macarons ready to be baked

Macarons after being 'sandwiched'!

Heaps easy to make, took hardly any time at all, and while they were never going to taste as good as the ones Mr Zumbo & co create, they're a pretty delicious morsel for someone who doesn't live close to the any of his shops! 


Margie Hart said...

Can I make this box mix in a themomix as I don't have a electric beater?