Chocolate hazelnut feuilletine macarons
I decided on chocolate - it was a universal well-liked flavour, so it should be quite a 'safe' choice. Yet, I didn't want to make a plain chocolate macaron, so I decided to sprinkle some feuilletine flakes that I have atop the chocolate shells to primp them up.
Did I mention how I can get totally lazy at some times? Make a guess on what 'shortcut' I used for these?
The filling, of course. As stated in my title, these were chocolate hazelnut macarons. So you see where I'm heading....? I'm talking about that ubiquitous big jar with that white lid of course. *hides face in shame* Yeps, I'm talkin' about Nutella. I have a soft spot for that thing - I mean, it's chocolate and hazelnuts, and since I ran out of cream, I decided to use Nutella instead of making a chocolate ganache for the filling. I was initially afraid that the Nutella would be too runny, but after piping it onto the shells and refrigerating them, it seemed to work fine. The Nutella filling hardened in the fridge and I like how the macaron innards became all brownie-like when you nibble on one straight outta the fridge.
I really really really want to make extra zonky macaron flavours. I have to dig for occasions just so I can have an excuse for making them...