I attempted a David Lebovitz recipe for cherry jam, but I screwed it up. I overcooked the jam and when I realised it, whoops, it was way too late and thus, it was a thick caramel-like consistency. I was panicking cos I didn't want to waste the cherries, so I ended up adding more hot water to it and thus, I think it became sort of like a cherry compote. :/
First - pipe the white chocolate ganache; second - put a dollop of cherry compote; third - throw in some Valrhona chocolate pearls
I was debating whether I should sandwich the macarons with whipped cream cos that's how most black forest cakes is filled with. But I don't trust whipped cream cos 1) I can easily overwhip the cream, 2) I was afraid that the cream might "weep" after a few days in the fridge. So, I decided to use a white chocolate ganache instead.
Chocolate shells; Filling the macarons
The black forest macarons turned out pretty okay I think. Cherry and chocolate is great together. Perhaps I should have used whipped cream cos the white chocolate ganache was a little too sweet for my liking. But since I'm slowly (but surely) becoming a macaron
addict convert, I think I'm contented with macarons in just about any flavours. :)