Elizabeth Street Café’s Champagne Heart Macarons

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Are you ready to really wow your Valentine this year? Our friend Ashely Ginsberg is the pastry chef at Elizabeth Street Café in Austin, Texas, and she shared with us her recipe for heart shaped macarons stuffed with Champagne buttercream and raspberry jam… So now you can make them too!

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Elizabeth Street Café is a Vietnamese cafe and French boulangerie, bringing together two of our favorite cuisines. This Valentine’s Day you can buy a box of 6 of Ashely’s macarons for $15 – or you can make them yourself with the recipe below.

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Champagne Heart Macarons
Servings
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Servings
macarons
Ingredients
HEART-SHAPED MACARONS
CHAMPAGNE BUTTERCREAM
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
9 oz butter
RASPBERRY JAM
½ cup sugar
1 pinch salt
Instructions
HEART-SHAPED MACARONS
PREHEAT oven to 260ºF.
SIFT almond flour and powdered sugar.
SET UP a piping bag with a 802 tip.
PUT egg whites in your mixer bowl with the whisk attachment.
WHIP the egg whites on medium high until they’re foamy and then slowly add the sugar.
WHIP to a stiff meringue and then add your color.
FOLD the dry mixture, in two batches, into your meringue. When folding, you’re looking for the mixture to be smooth and shiny. When you lift up with a spatula, it should drip in a steady stream but still have some structure.
POUR the batter into your piping bag.
PRINT a heart template for the macarons. Take a half sheet tray, put your template down and then a piece of parchment paper over.
PIPE the macarons onto the baking sheet.
BAKE for 20-25 minutes.
CHAMPAGNE BUTTERCREAM
PLACE the egg whites, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and set over simmering water.
WHISK constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm.
REMOVE from heat and whisk on high until stiff peaks and the mixture cools down.
SWITCH to your paddle attachment and beat on medium high and slowly add small pieces of butter.
ADD Champagne extract to taste, once butter has been incorporated and cooled down. Put buttercream in a piping bag and set aside to use later.
RASPBERRY JAM
PUT all ingredients in a pot.
BRING to a boil and then let boil for 3 minutes or until thick.
REMOVE from heat, cool and then place in a piping bag.
ASSEMBLY
MATCH up the cooled macarons.
PIPE around the edge on one side with buttercream and then fill in the middle with jam.
TAKE the other macaron and sandwich the two together.
Ingredients
HEART-SHAPED MACARONS
CHAMPAGNE BUTTERCREAM
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
9 oz butter
RASPBERRY JAM
½ cup sugar
1 pinch salt
Instructions
HEART-SHAPED MACARONS
PREHEAT oven to 260ºF.
SIFT almond flour and powdered sugar.
SET UP a piping bag with a 802 tip.
PUT egg whites in your mixer bowl with the whisk attachment.
WHIP the egg whites on medium high until they’re foamy and then slowly add the sugar.
WHIP to a stiff meringue and then add your color.
FOLD the dry mixture, in two batches, into your meringue. When folding, you’re looking for the mixture to be smooth and shiny. When you lift up with a spatula, it should drip in a steady stream but still have some structure.
POUR the batter into your piping bag.
PRINT a heart template for the macarons. Take a half sheet tray, put your template down and then a piece of parchment paper over.
PIPE the macarons onto the baking sheet.
BAKE for 20-25 minutes.
CHAMPAGNE BUTTERCREAM
PLACE the egg whites, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and set over simmering water.
WHISK constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm.
REMOVE from heat and whisk on high until stiff peaks and the mixture cools down.
SWITCH to your paddle attachment and beat on medium high and slowly add small pieces of butter.
ADD Champagne extract to taste, once butter has been incorporated and cooled down. Put buttercream in a piping bag and set aside to use later.
RASPBERRY JAM
PUT all ingredients in a pot.
BRING to a boil and then let boil for 3 minutes or until thick.
REMOVE from heat, cool and then place in a piping bag.
ASSEMBLY
MATCH up the cooled macarons.
PIPE around the edge on one side with buttercream and then fill in the middle with jam.
TAKE the other macaron and sandwich the two together.

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