Tuesday, 16 September 2008

GIRLIE OREO MACARONS

Oreo cookies buzzed up in a Blizzard from Dairy Queen are my idea of summer. There's nothing better than sittin' against a log on the beach watching the sun set into English Bay while slowly scraping the slender plastic red spoon across the craggy soft-serve vanilla ice cream studded with brown-black cookie chunks.

Summer is slowly slipping away and the evenings are chillier in Vancouver. Instead of the Blizzard, fall beckons me to create macarons!





Though you won't find pink anywhere in my wardrobe, for some reason I find it a very appealing colour contrast for anything chocolate. Pink and brown are fabulous together and in terms of baked goods, you've seen how well they go over in my Girlie Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes! Yummo!

I was aiming for the flavours of an oreo cookie but I wanted something more girlie and more delicate. I think Oreo cookies with a pink filling instead of white would be such a big seller! I know my kid would be dragging me down the local cookie aisle for them.

So, instead of the shortening-laden oreo-cookie filling, I grabbed a huge hunk of white chocolate from my wine fridge. By the way, did I tell you that along with my red wine, I've been storing chocolate in my wine fridge? I've been doing this for years. It's so working out for me! The chocolate never gets a bloom, and it never melts in the summer. My two favourite things in one special little temperature-controlled environment. Unorthodox, yes, but I love it.

The white chocolate buttercream...well, it was so delicious! I totally winged it and just chopped up about 6 oz of some Callebaut white chocolate, melted it and added it to my buttercream in the mixer. The texture of the filling turned out to be like that of oreo cookie filling and the flavour was definitively of white chocolate. And any buttercream tastes better when it's pink! To my trusty tried and true favourite basic macaron recipe, I added a couple of tablespoons of dark cocoa powder to the batter. My macaron shells were topped with organic crushed cocoa nibs. They were a lovely textural contrast and injected another dimension of cocoa flavour to the delicate French cookie. I loved how the pink white chocolate buttercream contrasted with the dark cocoa macaron shells. They were so edible.

There you have it: my Girlie Oreo Macarons

26 comments:

Manggy said...

Oh, everyone's made macarons but me :( And my, don't yours look perfect!!

I'm afraid to even try. The humidity here just shot up from 89% to 100%!

Zita said...

Aww... lovely macarons :)

Elizabeth said...

Adorable!!

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Deborah said...

I love everything girlie, so I'm in love with these!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I am so making these! I have tried making macarons recently for the first time and I have become addicted. These are so dreamy!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I love the title! These look so yummy too!

Cakebrain said...

Mark,
I'm rooting for you to make macarons soon! Throw caution to the wind and Carpe Diem! Crank up the air conditioning and give macarons a try...you'll become addicted!

Thanks for the comments, everyone! I hope you give these macarons a try! once bitten...forever addicted!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Wow for macarrons, wow for oreo, wow for girly pink frosting! I want one (or 20?...)

michelle @ TNS said...

fall beckons me to make macarons...but fear stops me from actually doing it. gorgeous!

also, the best blizzard flavor is obviously reese's pieces.

Tartelette said...

They came out perfect! What a combo!!

Cakebrain said...

c.cookie,
if i had any left, you'd get some...but they were inhaled by the staff in a blink!

michelle,
are you telling me that oreo blizzard-eaters are braver than reese's pieces blizzard-eaters? come on...give them a try...and make reese's pieces macarons! fill chocolate shells with peanut butter buttercream!

helen,
i owe all my macaron successes to you! thank you thank you thank you!

Snooky doodle said...

these are really cute. I love pink and brown too.

Y said...

Someone I know is getting married soon and she has picked brown and pink as her colour scheme. You definitely wouldn't find that colour combination in my wardrobe on any normal day! :)
Great macarons! I'm sure that pink Oreo icing thing would be a winner. Maybe you should call the Oreo people up and pitch it to them! :D

giz said...

You did a fabulous job!! I agree - brown & pink - great combination. I'm another one that's on the fence about macarons - a little intimidated to try them

Cakebrain said...

snooky, y & giz,
we love the pink/brown combo...but i really like the blue/brown combo too! i'm wondering how to incorporate blue tastefully into a dessert without making people puke at the sight! not too many foods come naturally in a baby blue hue...perhaps that'll be my next macaron challenge!

Kate / Kajal said...

your macarons look oh so pretty in pink :) Definitely white chocolate wins over shortening filled centers.
And oh i have 2 fridges too, one for all the food-meat+ veg..sauces butter ect ..
one for drinks n chocolate !!! ah ..your chocolate stays good forever in there !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

as i read your post, i could not agree more....nice way to let summer pass by, isnt it !

RecipeGirl said...

These are darling (and totally girly too!)

Eileen said...

No Manggy, I haven't made macarons either. But seeing these make it a big temptation to try!

Larissa said...

Mmm...these look lovely! Almost too pretty to eat. ALMOST.

SteamyKitchen said...

Brown and Pink are my "it" colors this year. LOVE those macarons! So pretty!

Glass Slipper Cakery said...

One word... WOW!! These look divine!!

Jodie said...

These are so cute. I love macaroons!

CookiePie said...

WOW - those look like they came straight from a French bakery! They're beautiful!

Sara said...

These are beautiful!

pea & pear said...

Oh to die for.. these macarons are perfect. Delicious little creations :)

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