Chocolate Mint French Macarons
I have been on a macaron baking binge lately. This is latest batch. I made the shells as per this recipe (using the simple French method) but I added 1 tablespoon of dark cocoa powder and 1 teabag of pure mint tea and filled the macarons with nutella. The mint had exactly the right punch for the dark chocolate shell and filling. (I froze the sliced macaron shown above so I could get a clean cut it is impossible to cut a room temperature macaron so well.)When you are grinding the almond meal add the contents of the dry mint tea bag so it is incorporated completely. Add the sifted cocoa powder with the icing sugar in the above linked recipe.