Pumpkin Pie Spice Macarons
The sickies bugs are here and my little Sonia is down with fever, flu and cough.. took her to see Dr Kumar yesterday morning and shes resting well at home... am keeping an eye on her.. hopefully she will get better soon.. to the many parents who have sick kids at home.. I am wishing all a speedy recovery.. to mothers.. take care!
Ok so lets talk abt something today.. something that got me thinking the whole night.. i remember my first year of blogging.. i wud write just abt anything.. how i felt.... my happiness.. my frustration.. my interest.. what i did and so forth.. i added lots of pics.. pics of my family... pics of my bakes... anything goes.. all i know is.. i blog cos this is what i choose to do.. its kinda fun.. dont u agree?.. i blog for my little princess.. i blog abt my travels so that my kids can read all abt it when they are all grown up.. .. i didnt know that someday whatever i do or say in my blog becomes a topic or issue to somebody.. sometimes i feel like privatizing my blog but i cant possibly do so right now since i love to share recipes... to be able to share recipes is something that i enjoy.. sigh.. by the end of the day... my blog is my space and my domain.. and one thing is for sure.. u can never please everybody.. that is life ey..
Anyway lets move on to another topic.. lets talk abt these macs... when i first saw this pic.. i knew that i wanted to take pics like her.. i know that i will never get to find that kinda pumpkin here since its not halloween yet.. so last weekend when i was at Tesco.. i found this pumpkin.. thought it has a little character unlike all the other pumpkins that i saw in cold storage.. bought it and immediately baked pumpkin pie macs.. am happy with the end product.. happy with my mac shells.. the taste of the filling is definitely different fm all the other fillings that i hv ever tried.. its like having a savoury macs for a change?? super yummy... my dear hubs loves it to bits that he took a box to work this morning..
For mac shells .. i am using french method.. u can use any kinda recipe or method that suits u best.. add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice if u want but i chose not to as i dont want the taste of spice in my shells ..
2 oz room temperature cream cheese
2 oz mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup canned or fresh cooked and pureed pumpkin - i steamed n pureed my pumpkin
2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice - i used 1/2 tsp
1. In a bowl, beat together both cheeses. Add pumpkin, the sugar and spice. Mix until smooth and uniform. Chill for about an hour or so.
2. Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, then pipe onto every other macaron shell (tinted with powdered or gel orange food color) and sandwich with another macaron shell.
Pumpkin Pie Spice (recipe adapted fm My baking addiction)
YIELDS: about 5 tablespoons
3 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
Combine spices in a small bowl, mix well to combine. Store in a small jar or spice container.
Ok guys.. i better start baking for my orders.. i hv two lapis legit cakes to bake today.. cheerios!