Honey and Horlicks Macarons
Happily though, that key ingredient – Horlicks – was finally found, and I was able to follow-through on my first impulse…
Honey and Horlicks.
Horlicks (if you’re not familiar with it) is a malted milk drink. It was first sold as an “infants and invalids” food, and then that was extended to include “the aged and travellers”!
If you’ve drunk it you’ll understand why it was marketed as such – it has a rich, creamy, comforting taste.
Add honey into the mix and it’s like liquid sunshine!
“Honey-and-Horlicks” was my favourite milkshake flavour growing up. (And “bubblegum”, I shudder to admit!)
Honey and Horlicks Ganache
180g good quality white chocolate, cut into small even sized pieces (or use callets)
60ml fresh cream, heavy / whipping cream (35% fat content)
3 tbs Horlicks powder
1 1/2 tbs honey
Place all the ingredients together in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water / a double boiler. Stir frequently until all the chocolate has melted.
(Alternatively melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between.)
Allow to cool, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin forming on the surface of the ganache. When set firm enough, pipe between macaron shells.
Find the macaron recipe I use, here. It is an old old post – forgive the photos 🙈
But it is still the recipe I’d recommend.