Lavender Grey Macarons

Time for another International Incident Party by Penny at jeroxie! This month’s theme: Lavender. I was so pleased, because firstly, I love lavender, and secondly, I’ve been wanting to make a lavender macaron for the longest time! So I totally baggsed (a.k.a ‘chope’ in Singlish) this IIP, which I thought was fair, since Soy totally owned the last one on eggs. And she was fine for me to take on this IIP too, since she isn’t a huge fan of lavender.

Oooh, the rich intoxicating aroma of lavender! Our lavender bush has flourished, now that it’s spring, and I’ve been watching the bees hard at work in our backyard. I only wish I could follow them and taste some of that lavender honey they’ll be making!

I’ve mentioned before that I love Earl Grey tea, and when thinking about how to add another complementary flavour dimension to a lavender macaron, Earl Grey popped into my head instantly, and that is how this Lavender Grey macaron was born. Incidentally, I’ve had lavender grey tea, which is exactly the same idea, and I loved it (with honey and soy milk, of course!) So, I infused my ganache with earl grey tea leaves and some lavender buds, and the smells emanating from the pot were sweet and heady… delicious!

Perfect with…. you guessed it! A strong, fragrant cup of tea.

And there you have it, my Lavender Grey macaron with lavender and Earl Grey infused ganache. Sweet, perfumy and the perfect accompaniment for an afternoon cuppa. Thanks again to Penny for this wonderful theme, and helping me to tick off one of my to-bake items!

The recipe for these Lavender Grey macarons will be featured in honeyandsoy’s macaron guide.

Don’t forget to check out the other lovely people who came to the Lavender party!

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  • http://theindolentcook.blogspot.com/ leaf (the indolent cook)

    Your macarons look so beautiful. Want!

  • Anonymous

    These are sooooo beautiful. and very elegant as well…. I am so macaron envy!!

  • http://twitter.com/cheapethniceatz Cheap Ethnic Eatz

    Stunning macarons, they look so delicate and divine. Must taste good with tea indeed.

  • http://TastyTrix.com Trix

    These are just textbook perfect macs!! I simply adore the color … and you’re right, just perfect with a cup of tea. Bravo!

  • msihua

    I am so jealous that you know how to make macarons! I tried.. and gave up =(

  • http://twitter.com/wayfaringchoc Hannah Terry-Whyte

    Oh, I wish I’d known this IIP was lavendar, I might have joined in! I’ve come to love lavendar in sweets, despite hating the smell as an air freshener ;) Looks like you’re becoming quite the macaron pro!

  • DancingVeggies

    I am so jealous of your spring time weather, we are entering winter here and I’m starting to accept that fresh herbs are in my past.
    I have always wanted to try making a macaron…guess it’s time to bite that bullet!

  • http://peppersaltsugarspice.blogspot.com/ Caryn

    These looks so gorgeous and elegant! I love earl grey tea too :) Very clever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deeba.rajpal Deeba Rajpal

    As perfect as perfect can be, and PRETTY beyond belief too! WOW!! I have some lavender which a dear friend from the US sent me. If only I could find gorgeou feet like yours! Beautiful!!

  • http://twitter.com/moonglowgardens Annapet Santos

    Thanks to Penny and IIP, I get to start to know some wonderful blogs like yours!

    Your macs look lovely. Coincidentally, I made my first lavender macarons about two weeks ago and they are indeed awesome with TEA! Looking forward to your other macaron creations.

  • http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com Ellie

    What a great macaron flavour! Earl grey and lavender! Your macaron is perfect!

  • Maya@Foodiva’s Kitchen

    Honey, you are so right to own this month’s IIP dish because these macarons are breathtakingly perfect! Macarons are still on my to-bake list and your lavender grey ones have just given me some extra motivation. Seriously looking forward to that mac-making guide!

  • http://www.michelle-chin.com Michelle Chin

    Shiz, you are really good at making macarons!

  • Anonymous

    So pretty! The filling looks great too! Looking forward to the macaron guide.

  • Yuki

    can’t wait to see your macaron guide!!!
    U are awesome in making them =)

  • http://twitter.com/caseyangelova Casey Angelova

    I just painted my house “lavender grey”! I love your flavor combination. I am so wanting to make macaroons, but just can’t get the gusto. Yours look fabulous.

  • Y:)

    a private lesson please!!!

  • http://anediblemosaic.com Faith

    Such gorgeous macarons! I would love to make macarons that are that pretty! :)

  • http://www.bakeolicious.com Bakeolicious

    I LOVE early grey but never would have thought of combining them in a macaron. I’m sure they are delicious.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new food photo gallery showcasing beautiful baking and desserts.

  • CarolineAdobo

    Lavender paired with Earl Grey is perfect and in a macaron — swoon! Your macarons are so lovely, woulld love to perfect making them.

  • http://figjamandlimecordial.com/ Celia

    Honey, where is your macaron guide? I’ve never tried making them before, but it would be fun to learn.. :) Thanks, Celia

  • http://www.sweetsfoods.com/ Gera @ SweetsFoods

    Lavender is one of my preferred perfumes but never tried in macaroons – those one are perfect with tea or alone!

    Cheers,

    Gera

  • Anonymous

    I only drink Earl Gray tea in all it’s variations, but my favourite is Dilmah. Lavender is the perfect aromatic match for it! Yumm…

  • http://twitter.com/IronChefShellie Iron Chef Shellie

    You had me at early grey..

  • Ju

    My compliments! What a beauty!

  • Lollcakes

    I have been very keen to try and cook with lavendar, but our plant doesn’t want to grow! Looks amazing Honey!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thank you, Leaf! I wish I could post you some!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thank you! Yes, strong tea is the perfect accompaniment as it cuts the sweetness.

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thank you Penny! And thanks for the wonderful theme. I finally got to make lavender macarons!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thanks Trix! I was actually hoping the colour would be a bit darker, cos I wasn’t sure you can really see that it’s lavender, but I think the pastel colour adds to its delicacy.

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    You can do it!!! I have failed too, believe me! But once you get it, you really do get it! Ok I will try and work hard on that macaron guide so I can get it to you!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Oh no Hannah! It would have been lovely to have you participate too. Next month? And thanks for the compliment! It means so much to me!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    You know, I felt the exact same way when you were in summer and I was freezing in winter! And yes, make them! I was very scared of macs cos I failed so badly, but they’re totally do-able.

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thank you Caryn! It’s so nice to find another Earl Grey fan

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Hi Deeba! Thank you! Your macarons have been getting feet too!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thanks Annapet! Yay for lavender macarons… I’m heading over to your blog right now to check them out!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thank you soooo much Ellie! You’ve inspired me to pair lavender and chocolate now!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Aww thanks maya! I know, I really need to get working on that guide! It makes me all riled up when people say they have failed or been scared off macarons, cos I have been there for the longest time!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Aww thanks Michelle *blush*

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thanks Emma!! I can’t wait to share tips for making them and all the recipes! I just saw your teapot cake this morning.. omg how gorgeous!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Hahahaha! For you, anytime! Then you will be unstoppable!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Thanks so much, Yuki! Everyone can make them, and I can’t wait to share….

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    It’s a pretty colour, isn’t it? Did you paint your whole house? Like outside or inside? I am just trying to imagine it :)

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I’m loving all of these lavender recipes because it’s one of my favourite flavourings! Gorgeous macarons and I love that tea set too! I have the bowl of that collection :)

  • Cherrie

    your macarons looks beautiful. great flavour combination too

  • Lynn_ngoc_lai

    What kind of filling is this?

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    It’s a ganache :)