Posts tagged ‘Ganache’

September 12, 2012

Filling the Void: Macarons (A Guest Blog by Susan Elliot)

Musings from my counterpart all the way in the United States of America, 12 days away from France….a post from Susan Elliot:

Filling the Void

Filling the void with dark chocolate ganache. It’s the only appropriate thing I can think of. Leaving the place and the people, surtout one certain person, has been more of a ‘ripping out, roots and all’ experience than I had expected it would be. It’s bittersweet and, at the moment, more bitter than sweet.

So dark chocolate is the only option I think. At least 70%, as the recipe suggests.

From one day to the next, I’ve jetted so far away from these people, the place, a best friend; the results of my choice yet I couldn’t have foreseen the sentiments this experience would evoke for me.

It’s my attempt to get back there, to feel closer to you, to feel as if you would be with me in the kitchen. These macarons are my attempt to bridge the gap between us. From one side to the other with dark chocolate ganache, just what you’ll find in the middle of this chocolate macaron.

The goal was smaller, traditional macarons, but in the end, one big maracon cake was the best I could pull off for this first attempt.

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