I had a hard time coming up with flavors for Spring since I live here in the tropics where it is Summer all year round and right now we are experiencing the hottest period ever! All i can think of is ice-cream, ice-water, ice-kachang (local dessert made of ice!)..
I finally thought of Yuzu flavored macarons since i just bought a bottle of yuzu paste. It smells very much like tangerine/mandarin oranges..and i like anything orange. :) I paired the Yuzu macaron shells with redbean centre & yuzu/lime buttercream.
This time I wanted to try a different macaron recipe so i settled on Veron's @ Kitchenmusing.com italian meringue recipe. You can find her recipe here. She's a very talented lady and she uses the original recipe by Pierre Hermes having been to his macaron classes. The recipe isn't too difficult and her instructions are pretty clear. However, i had a hard time folding in the egg white. For this method, I find I needed a lot of strength to fold and macaronnage which i find quite tiring!
<Note>: I realised that the macarons from this recipe is more chewy with better texture and even though the recipe seems to have a lot more sugar, it doesn't taste any sweeter than the other macaron recipes i've tried before. Recipe definitely a keeper despite the fact that i have difficulty folding in the meringue. LOL!
Please do check out other bloggers' macarons & flavors listed on http://mactweets.blogspot.com!