Coconut Raspberry Macarons With Raspberry Rose Buttercream.
Today I am jumping out of my comfort zone.
Not too far or anything, because I am a baby steps kind of girl, but I mean raspberry rose? Whoa!
It’s a totally new flavor for me and I am in awe over it. It’s very elegant and I kind of feel like a princess while eating these, so that is kind of fun too. Asher loves that they are pink and made with raspberries, her favorite.
This is one of those recipes where I came up with the name first and then everything else followed.
Well, that and I saw the beautiful fresh raspberries at the store and I probably bought like ten cartons. They just looked so good! Normally I would wolf them down by the handfuls in a matter of days, but this time I really wanted to actually use them in a recipe.
Really though, don’t those raspberries just look so good?
They are Driscoll’s Organic, and oh my gosh, they are like candy. The best kind of candy.
Ok, but let’s talk about flowers in our food?
At first I was like, “what, that is totally weird”, but now I am all on board. When you think about it, flowers are just like any other veggie or fruit, I mean they grow from the ground, so why not? I have been playing around with lavender too, but I feel like roses are much more fancy. They are very fun and add just the right elegant flavor to the macaroons. They also pair perfectly with the sweet summertime raspberries.
I used rose water, but I think you could also use an equal amount of rose extract.
I bought both the rose water and the extract because I was not sure which I wanted to use, but decided on the water since that is what I have seen most commonly used in baking. Like I said though, I am pretty sure rose extract will work great too. You can buy the rose-water here and the rose extract here.
These are a nice light summertime dessert.
Kind of perfect for a little summer backyard BBQ, or even a day at the beach. Fancy, but easily transferable, and you can just pop um right into your mouth!
Bonus points if you buy some pretty pink roses + extra raspberries and place them around the macarons.
It makes for a super fun presentation!
The perfect little bite.
For the recipe head on over to the Driscoll’s site!