So, after extensive research I now have a great list of ideas for macarons, I know how to make the shells, but haven't mastered the filling yet, does anyone have any great recipes for flavoured buttercream or ganache, or any other ideas on what to use as filling?
Here is the list of flavours:
Red - strawberry, raspberry, rose, rhubarb Orange - apricot, orange, caramel Yellow/cream - lemon, vanilla, passion fruit, elderflower Green - mint, pistachio, lime, tea, gooseberry Blue - blueberry, peppermint Purple - black current, blackberry, lavender Brown - chocolate, coffee/walnut, chai Grey - earl grey
Gladly (it took me a while to get it right), I watched this video and followed the recipe given below the video. The woman is somewhat irritating, but everything she says is true. I find I have to have my oven a little lower than 150°C (probably about 130°, I don't know exactly, it's an ikea oven with a dial).
If they stick to the being parchment it usually means they're undercooked, I leave mine of the tray for an extra ten minutes (not in the oven, just using the heat from the tray), or put them back in the over for an extra minute or two. You can also try pouring a drop of water under the parchment, but you have to be careful not to get the macarons wet too!