FOUND: Black Sesame Macaroons via The Tart Tart that one, are not all colors of the rainbow, and two, are made with nutter butter filling. Yum.
Another kicker? The Tart Tart made the list of Saveur's Best Food Blog Awards so you know these little babies are to die for. If you are a nutter butter fan, I imagine you'll fall in love instantly. While I do enjoy almond macaroons, these ones have the most decadent taste and a beautiful, mysterious color that adds to any white table decor.
BLACK SESAME MACAROONS
| ingredients |
macaroons58 grams black sesame seeds
115 grams powdered sugar
2 egg whites
36 grams granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
A few drops gel food coloring in black
nutter butter filling
1/2 cup smooth salted peanut butter
roughly 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature
pinch or two of Maldon salt
| directions |
for the macaroons
preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
grind the confectioners sugar and sesame seeds
in a food processor until fine (this will take awhile, about 3 minutes)
as the sesame seeds are harder to grind up,
then sift the mixture into a bowl.
most of it should go through, but if a lot doesn’t,
toss it back in the food processor
and grind for another minute or so.
in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment affixed
add the egg whites and sugar.
turn the mixer on to power level 4
and whisk the mixture together for 3 minutes.
next, turn the power up to 7 and whisk an additional 3 minutes.
turn the power up to 8
and whisk an additional minute or two.
by now, there should be a stiff meringue in the bowl.
stop the mixer and add a few drops of coloring
at this point and turn the mixer back on to the highest speed
whisking for an additional minute to incorporate the color.
knock the meringue that’s trapped in the whisk back into the bowl.
now, add the sesame seed mixture into the bowl all at once.
for the nutter butter
cream together all the ingredients in a stand mixer.
taste for sweetness, and add more
powdered sugar or salt as needed.
| enjoy |
with an ice cold glass of milk, a good cup of tea, or a great cup of jo
*images/recipe via The Tart Tart