French Earl Grey Macarons with Passionfruit Filling

The list of macaron flavours that I want to try out is a page long. It struck me that I could do a few flavour combinations and that way get through the list quicker. So here you have it – macaron shells flavoured with French Earl Grey tea (my favourite tea in the world) with passionfruit filling.

I had an extremely difficult time with my passionfruit filling. In my effort to use up the leftover yolks from the macaron shells I decided to make a custard-like filling and unfortunately, it didn’t set as hard as I would have liked it to. Ended up having to add some gelatine in it which fixed up the problem but it was a frustrating 2 hours.

Anyway, I was very pleased with the results. Me and my housemate ate these sprinkled with our choice of salt (yes, we have a range of salts at home now). Without it these macarons taste well… sugary and not much else. The salt really brings out the subtle flavours of each ingredient.

Next flavour? I’m thinking salted chocolate macarons with a coffee butterream. Yes, I am going through a salt phase now.