I tested these out a couple of weeks ago as a contender for my cousin’s bridal shower. It was a tough choice between this recipe and the mascarpone filling which is just as delicious. The colors for the wedding and shower are purple and silver, and most people pair a lavender flavor when the color purple is involved.
The filling is an elegant paring of honey and lavender that went nicely went with the Vanilla Ganache Macarons. This is one of my own recipes. You do not need a lot of lavender oil because the flavor is so strong; you do not want it to overpower the filling.
- 120 g unsalted butter, room temp
- 160 g of icing sugar
- 1 1/5 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp food grade lavender oil
Cut the butter into cubes and place into a stand mixer. Beat on med/high until creamy. Add the honey and lavender. Add the sugar 1 cup at a time, fully incorporated before adding the next cup. Place into a pipping bag and pipe onto macaron shells!
Macarons are best served after a day in the fridge for the shells to capture the essence of the filling.