If you love coffee, you are going to love these coffee macarons. The shells are chocolate and the filling is a ganache infused with coffee extract and finely ground coffee beans for an added kick in flavor and with just the slightest crunch.
These might be the simplest looking macarons I’ve ever made. But simple is good sometimes and sometimes it’s necessary when life gets chaotic.
I know I can’t be the only one to have a family of virtually non-dessert eaters. With that, birthdays become more of a challenge. Thankfully, Matt does have a few cakes he will eat, but even with those he will only have one slice. As for my little guy—he is a cake hater. Yup, hater.
No cake, no cupcake and no frosting. His last birthday was a a Krispy Kreme Donut cake. And before that, he just wanted pumpkin muffins. Muffins—yeah! Gah, right?
I figured since the new school year is starting in just a few days, we might as well jump ahead to the holidays. Yup, the summer-break mindset is winding down.
To get us started, let’s ease into it with this simple fudge recipe. Of course you can make your fudge straight-up—pour it into a pan and cut it into squares. Or you can finish it like the picture, domed and covered in a chocolate marbled layer. And yes, I like my fudge with raspberries, it balances the richness.