Salted Caramel Popcorn Macarons 

I just love macarons and any chance I have I try to make them.  Practice makes perfect right? This time I made from Salted Caramel ones topped with Popcorn Shed popcorn. The sauce is divine and versatile.

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Salted Caramel Filling: 
For the filling I made a simple salted caramel sauce with some leftover brandy cream I had. You can use any other cream you want.
Ingredients:
  • 175g salted butter
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 150ml  cream- I used brandy cream which I had left over from Christmas
  • Popcorn Shed Salted Caramel Popcorn

Method:

  1. Cut 25g of the butter into small pieces. Heat the sugar in a thick-based pan over a medium heat until it is all melted and turns to a dark caramel colour. Stir occasionally to ensure the sugar cooks evenly.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the pieces of butter.
  3. In a separate pan, heat up the cream (just so it is hot and not boiling)
  4. Put the caramel back on medium heat and gradually add the hot cream. Be careful because this may splatter.  Allow this mixture to bubble for a few minutes.
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl and leave to cool to room temperature.
  6. Whisk the remaining butter (150g) till pale and fluffy, then gradually whisk into the cooled salted caramel.
  7. Don’t worry if the mixture has little caramel pieces. It adds to the texture I think.
  8. Fill the macarons with caramel then decorate them with whatever colour you like. I wanted to go for the gold look but it didn’t quite work on these one. To paint macarons just take some gel food colouring and mix it with a bit of clear alcohol like Vodka. I have talked about this on my previous post. (click here)
  9. Top with salted caramel popcorn.  I used the ones from The Popcorn Shed. To stick the popcorn on the macaron dip it in the left over sauce and gently place on top.
The Popcorn Shed have a great variety of gourmet winning popcorns and I found their salted caramel one has a lot of flavour and is well coated. They come in two sizes. I had to use them to make these tasty macarons because not only do they taste nice they have that luxury feel to them.

I found their popcorn had the perfect consistency as well. Here are some of the other flavours they have.

Neha
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The popcorn was gifted to me. 

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