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French Macaron Flavor Suggestions

nyfashionintern Mar 25, 2013 11:17 AM

I'm planning on making an assortment of macarons for Easter - pistachio, cherry, chocolate/orange, & earl gray, and looking for one more flavor, that is maybe a bit different than the old standby and nice for Spring. Any suggestions? Considering blood orange or meyer lemon if I can find them, but hoping for something a bit more interesting.

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  1. Paprikaboy RE: nyfashionintern Mar 25, 2013 11:36 AM

    I really like salted caramel but that's fairly standard.

    How about:

    Gooseberry and elderflower.
    Lime and basil.
    Pink grapefruit.

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      youareabunny RE: nyfashionintern Mar 25, 2013 01:16 PM

      Matcha might be good.

      1. helen_m RE: nyfashionintern Mar 25, 2013 01:25 PM

        Sounds boring but a plain vanilla would be nice balance with the other flavours.

        If you don't mind another chocolate one passion fruit with chocolate is a killer combination.

        Hazelnut?

        Jasmine is nice and spring-like flavour too.

        1. JungMann RE: nyfashionintern Mar 25, 2013 01:40 PM

          Rose buttercream is one of my favorite fillings for roses. Rosewater can also be added to the shell if you want a stronger flavor.

          1. nyfashionintern RE: nyfashionintern Mar 25, 2013 02:00 PM

            Shoot - these are all such good ideas, now I can't choose! :) Thank you so much for all the lovely suggestions!

            1. emily RE: nyfashionintern Mar 25, 2013 02:25 PM

              My favorites are chocolate + passionfruit and salted caramel.

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