Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DB's Macarons: two for the price of one

Oh lá lá les macarons… This month the Daring Bakers transformed normal people into macaron-obsessed people! If you ask me I mush prefer macaron-obsessed people than normal people! I loooooooooooooove macarons!

Two for the price of one: Oreo and Rice pudding macarons!

The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.

I usually do my macarons with cooked egg whites, but it’s always fun to try new recipes! I had a little trouble with this recipe provided, well, not the recipe exactly but the temperatures, I had to make some adjustments. My changes are in bold.

Oreo cookie or macaron?

I’ve always wanted to try making Oreo cookies macarons, so this was the perfect opportunity!

OREO MACARONS
  • Confectioners’ (Icing) sugar: 2 ¼ cups (225 g, 8 oz.)
  • Almond flour: 2 cups (190 g, 6.7 oz.) I’ve used 140 gr
  • Granulated sugar: 2 tablespoons (25 g , .88 oz.)
  • Egg whites: 5 (Have at room temperature)
  • 20 Oreo cookies (without the cream)

OREO FILLING

  • Filling of 20 Oreo cookies
  • ¼ cup cream cheese

Mix and refrigerate until it’s time to use.

Very dunkable, like the real thing!

But then… since I had some rice pudding left, I had to try my hand on Rice pudding macarons too.

RICE PUDDING MACARONS
  • Confectioners’ (Icing) sugar: 2 ¼ cups (225 g, 8 oz.)
  • Almond flour: 2 cups (190 g, 6.7 oz.)
  • Granulated sugar: 2 tablespoons (25 g , .88 oz.)
  • Egg whites: 5 (Have at room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
Cinnamon shells

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F (93°C) I’ve started at 320ºF. Combine the confectioners’ sugar and almond flour in a medium bowl (time to add the grinded Oreos or the cinnamon). If grinding your own nuts, combine nuts and a cup of confectioners’ sugar in the bowl of a food processor and grind until nuts are very fine and powdery.
  2. Beat the egg whites in the clean dry bowl of a stand mixer until they hold soft peaks. Slowly add the granulated sugar and beat until the mixture holds stiff peaks.
  3. Sift a third of the almond flour mixture into the meringue and fold gently to combine. If you are planning on adding zest or other flavorings to the batter, now is the time. Sift in the remaining almond flour in two batches. Be gentle! Don’t overfold, but fully incorporate your ingredients.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a plain half-inch tip (Ateco #806). You can also use a Ziploc bag with a corner cut off. It’s easiest to fill your bag if you stand it up in a tall glass and fold the top down before spooning in the batter.
  5. Pipe one-inch-sized (2.5 cm) mounds of batter onto baking sheets lined with nonstick liners (or parchment paper).
  6. Bake the macaroon for 5 minutes (Baked mine for about 7 m). Remove the pan from the oven and raise the temperature to 375°F (190°C). Once the oven is up to temperature, put the pans back in the oven and bake for an additional 7 to 8 minutes, or lightly colored. (I’ve lowered my temp to 300º F and let them for 4 minutes more).
  7. Cool on a rack before filling.

RICE PUDDING FILLING

  • 1 cup rice pudding
  • 60 gr (2 oz) white chocolate

Blitz the rice pudding in the food processor until you have a cream. Melt the white chocolate and add to the rice pudding cream.

Bite me!

Once I start making macarons I just want to make more and more, but the thing is once I start eating them, I also just want to eat more and more. Is it just me?

43 comments:

Jo said...

Oooh such interesting flavours for your macarons esp the rice pudding one! Both look delicious too.

VeggieGirl said...

BEYOND BRILLIANT FILLINGS!!

Vera said...

Fantastic ideas, Rita!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Wow, amazing! Could all-purpose or cake flour be subbed for the almond flour?

Valerina said...

Spectacular looking macarons! :)

Kat said...

your macarons look great. It is so fun to see all the different flavour combinations that everyone has tried. Yours sound very yummy!

Lauren said...

No way! An oreo that I could actually eat? Might have to adjust the filling, but it sounds heavenly =D.

Heather said...

that oreo macaroon looks so yummy!!!!!!

Simon said...

The rice pudding macaron, especially the one in the first shot looks so good!

Nice work with the post :)

anna said...

Hehe, oreo macarons - cute.

Jill said...

Cinnamon and rice pudding--YES PLEASE!! Those look really delicious! :)

Cathy/ShowFoodChef said...

Love the Oreo Macaron - perfect!

Loie said...

They look lovely, I would really love to try and oreo one! Good job on the challenge :)

MeetaK said...

oh how delicious are these! oreo and rice pudding unique and brilliant!

Palidor said...

Ah, they both look SO tasty! That's such a brilliant idea to make oreo ones. Do I have to choose between them or can I eat both??

pityenlacocina said...

they look sooo yummy, i love the fillings you used, brilliant! cheers from london,

morgana said...

Ccomo siempre, unas ideas geniales. Me apunto lo de las oreos. Y lo del arroz con leche... Jo, me suenan las tripas de hambre sólo de pensarlo. Además de estar buenísimos tienen que oler a gloria.

Jenny said...

Ohhh those look lovely! Especially the cinnamon and rice pudding one! Your macarons look lovely, I couldn't get the DB recipe to work. Do you usually use the Italian method?

Katrina said...

Ooh, Oreos! Again, so very clever of you! I just recently had my first macarons and thought they were de-lish (a hazenut one and a really rich chocolaty one).
Brilliant again, Rita!

teafactory said...

wow, these look really pro! I'll have one of each please!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Too cool. You never stop surprising me.

Madeleine said...

Que ricura!!! y que buena idea la de la galleta oreo... aunque creo que me haría fanática del de arroz.. me encanta el arroz con leche!!

Un beso!

Liz said...

I can't believe I've never thought of making Oreo macarons before! It seems so obvious, since they're both sandwich cookies, but alas, this is new to me. Brilliant!

sunita said...

You always come up with nice ideas; love your macs :-)

Maria said...

Great cookie creations! Love them both!

Ingrid said...

Both of those are terrific flavors!
~ingrid

Barbara said...

Love the different things you have flavored your macarons with....o la la is right!

Chou said...

Hah ha! I once scraped the filling out of six packs of double stuff for a project. 20 is much more do-able. Great job!

The Blonde Duck said...

You are the macaroon queen.

Maggie said...

Great flavors! I'd love to try the rice pudding filling.

Pam said...

omg, I sure need to try this recipe, I never made macarons before, but I think it is time to start :)
xx

Dawn said...

that has to be the smallest glass of milk I've ever seen. I can't dunk mah cookies in that momma!
when can we see more pics of the 'oreomisu'? LOL
You know you are a genius with the whole oreo macaron? right? :-)

Adam said...

I think I just fell in love with rice pudding, and I didn't think I'd ever say that :) That cinnamon cookie there is a partner for it.

So what time is coffee over there? Get those macaroons ready :)

Sophie said...

Your macarons look so tasty & fabulous too!

Wow!! MMMMMMMM,..

CookiePie said...

LOVE the flavors - you are so creative!!!

Amanda said...

Such a fun blog you have... I could spend lots of time here... reading all your wonderful recipes and drooling over your beautiful pictures...

You are very talented!!

Many blessings-
Amanda

Dhanggit said...

yum, yum, sorry i can't talk my mouth is full!! heheh what a great flavors you mixed up here!! love them

Bentayga con sabor said...

Que sabores más apetitosos y es que tienen una pinta...
Para mi aún son una asignatura pendiente,aunque lo he hecho no me salen del todo bien.

Cakebrain said...

I think I could inhale a huge pile of those Oreo macarons! I haven't made them in ages and yours are inspiring me to go back and try experimenting again! Cinnamon and rice pudding is a neat idea too!

Jenny Tan said...

Fun fillings you have there! :) My macaroons didn't turn out well at all. :P

Colloquial Cook said...

Oh, I'll bite you, all right :-D Isn't it crazy to think that Saint Rita is for desperate causes, when all your keep bringing is solutions: you're the life saver of rice pudding AND macarons lovers. That makes you a saint, hands down. I'm calling Benedict.

Lisa said...

I LOVE rice pudding, and what an absolutely brilliant idea for a macaron filling! However, the OREO macaron is calling to me loudly! It's perfction and such a fantastic idea! You are so creative!

frankie said...

oreo macarons!!!! SO COOL!!! RIDICULOUSLY COOL!!!!