Rose, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macaron Sandwiches

Rose, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macaron SandwichesI will never tire of macarons.

Rather, what I should say is, I will never tire of eating macarons. This is partly to do with the fact I can appreciate the lengths anyone is willing to put into creating these trendy and temperamental french treats.

Rose, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macaron SandwichesRose, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macaron SandwichesI’ll be the first one to admit macarons bring about more anxiety than sitting an end of year law exam. I have failed at making macarons more times than I care to admit (…think burnt, cracked shells with no ‘feet’). However, when the macarons do work out, the end result is always worth the labour intensive effort.

When it comes to creating macarons each step needs to be meticulously followed. From experience, improvisation on the recipe is usually not a good idea and weighing the ingredients to their exact measurements is a tedious necessity.

8Rose, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macaron SandwichesThere are many incredible macaron recipes with endless flavour combinations, but this recipe hands down is my personal favourite (and creation). This recipe arose after a visit to Sydney’s Laduree shop. After viewing the incredible macaron display and tasting the Laduree Isaphan, I was so inspired that I HAD to create my own version.

This double decker stuffed macaron makes me very happy. It is filled with a pink peppercorn and raspberry ripple butter cream, raspberry jelly, surrounded by fresh raspberries and then sandwiched between two rose flavoured shells.

 A raspberry macaron has to be one of the most popular and loved macaron flavours…the addition of the pink peppercorns further enhances the overall flavour and gives another edge to an otherwise mundane macaron.

Rose, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macaron SandwichesRose, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macaron SandwichesThese macarons sandwiches are visually stunning and light as a feather and deliver enough sophistication to impress even the toughest of crowds…so satisfy your inner cookie monster and create these sandwiches of happiness. Bon Appetit!

Rose, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macaron Sandwiches
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For the Macarons
  1. 110g almond meal
  2. 200g icing sugar
  3. 100g egg whites
  4. 1/2tsp salt
  5. 50g caster sugar
  6. 1/2tsp pink food colouring
  7. 1/2tsp rose water
  8. Fresh Raspberries to decorate
For the pink peppercorn and raspberry ripple buttercream
  1. 1/2 cup softened butter
  2. 1 to 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  3. 1tsp vanilla extract
  4. 3tbs ground pink peppercorns (or to desired taste)
  5. Left over raspberry jelly
For the Raspberry Jelly
  1. 2 punnets fresh raspberries or 200g frozen raspberries
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 3 egg yolks, lightly whisked
  4. 6tbs butter
For the Macaron Shells
  1. In a food processor pulse the almond meal until a finer crumb forms. Then add the icing sugar and pulse to combine into a fine powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, use an electric whisk to whisk the egg whites and salt until foamy. Add the caster sugar in a slow drizzle. Whisk until the mixture forms stiff peaks, and add the food colouring and rose water.
  3. Fold in half of the dry almond mixture into the egg whites, gently combining. Once combined add the remaining half, folding lightly, being careful to not overwork and combine.
  4. Add the mixture into a piping bag and pipe macaroni shaped circles onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Preheat an oven to 140 degrees.
  6. Let the macarons sit for twenty minutes to forty five minutes to form a 'skin'.
  7. Once rested, bake the macarons for 20 minutes or until risen and holding their form.
  8. Let them cool before assembling.
For the Pink Peppercorn and Raspberry Butter Cream
  1. In a bowl soft the butter with a fork. Combine with icing sugar and vanilla until smooth and thick enough to be piped.
  2. Add the ground pink peppercorns and stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator to thicken until required (the raspberry jelly will need to be incorporated to this mixture).
For the Raspberry Jelly
  1. In a saucepan heat the raspberries and butter until the mixture begins to simmer and the raspberries are losing their shape.
  2. Add the yolks and sugar and mix, stirring continuously over a low heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Pass through a sieve, keeping the remaining raspberry granules in a separate bowl.
  4. Add half the raspberry granules to the butter cream and chill both in the refrigerator.
For Assembly
  1. Place four to five fresh raspberries on one half of a macaroni shell. Pipe the butter cream between the raspberries.
  2. In the middle place half a teaspoon of the raspberry granule jelly then sandwich between another macaron shell.
  3. Place a further dollop or butter cream onto the sandwich and stick a fresh raspberry ontop.
  4. Repeat process with all remaining macaron shells.
  1. Always use scales to measure each ingredient exactly as the recipe calls for. Precision is necessary!
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  • Reply Sook August 6, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Wow! I love macaron! I’ve never made them at home. Somday I will try making them! Yum!

  • Reply Samantha @FerraroKitchen August 5, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Gorgeous!! Macarons are the one thing I have not yet conquered. I love, love rose water and always have a bottle in my fridge! Gorgeous recipe!

  • Reply Kathleen Siegle August 5, 2014 at 2:00 am

    These are so gorgeous. I have never baked with rose water, but the combination with the raspberries sounds delicious. Did I mention gorgeous?

  • Reply Lilli August 5, 2014 at 12:11 am

    These are so delicate and they look absolutely delicious! Probably my favourite combination of flavours 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Sarah August 4, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Thalia, these macarons look amazing! I love the raspberries stuffed in the middle. The minute I saw these, I thought of laudree macaroons because they are so pretty, you could sell them in a pastry shop!

  • Reply Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog August 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    WOW! Girl, these look so absolutely perfect!!! LOVE the flavor combination here, and they look so pretty-I too loooove me some macarons and appreciate anyone who makes them!

  • Reply Bri | Bites of Bri August 3, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love the way they look and I know I’d love how they taste! I’m impressed for sure.

  • Reply Emma @ bake then eat August 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I love the addition of the pink peppercorns beautiful flavours in these delicate and beautiful macaron’s.

  • Reply kristie @ August 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    what beauties! These would be perfect for a birthday party I am throwing for my friend. I think she would love them!

  • Reply coco in the kitchen August 1, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Look @ these beauties!
    Love the flavours, pink pepper, raspberries. So pretty.
    Thanks for dropping a line on my blog. Happy to have found yours.

  • Reply Jenna August 1, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Gorgeous macarons! Love how you added raspberries in the middle.

  • Reply Dana @ Simply Romanesco July 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I love macarons and these little beauties are absolutely adorable!! Lovely combination and stunning pictures 🙂

  • Reply Barbara @ Barbara Bakes July 31, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Your macs are as beautiful as I’m sure they are delicious!

  • Reply Padaek July 30, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Wow – these look divine! Such pretty/perfect/precious ingredients – yum! 🙂

  • Reply Betty Rawker July 30, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I was just admiring these on facebook the other day! They are by far the most amazing and divine looking cookies I have ever seen! Seriously!

    I failed miserably when I tried to make pink macaroons recently, for one thing I tried to color them with powdered hibiscus and they came out a green/purple color! And they barely rose.

    You have totally inspired me to attempt it again!

  • Reply Kelly - Life made Sweeter July 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    These macaron sandwiches are gorgeous Thalia! So pretty and elegant and I can just imagine they taste just as fabulous as they look 🙂 Stunning!

  • Reply Pang @ circahappy July 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    What a mouthwatering creation, not to mention they are beautiful!!! You are indeed a talented baker, Thalia 🙂

  • Reply Chichi July 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    stunning photography and beautiful macarons. I’ve never made macarons, will be trying out your recipe soon.

  • Reply Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet. July 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

    These macarons look so pretty! With all these flavors it must be super delicious. And I LOVE that plate!

  • Reply Joel | one Chopping Board July 29, 2014 at 5:47 am

    What a stunning creation. I will never tire of macarons too. Your recipe is really worth trying.

    …and I love your blog. 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron July 29, 2014 at 2:35 am

    What a super fun idea to make these into a sandwich dessert form. Gorgeous – everything about these! Pinned!

    • Reply thalia July 29, 2014 at 3:01 am

      love it, thanks for stopping by chelsea!

  • Reply InTolerant Chef July 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Oh so lovely indeed, such a delicious mix of flavours!

  • Reply Zainab July 28, 2014 at 4:35 am

    My goodness these are beautiful!! I love making macarons and can appreciate a beautiful set of shells like these. I love the flavor combination and sandwich filling 🙂

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 28, 2014 at 3:57 am

    These are absolutely beautiful. You’d expect to find these in the finest restaurants or pastry shops. Just beautiful.

  • Reply Krystle(Baking Beauty) July 28, 2014 at 3:35 am

    They sound delicious! Yours look so beautiful too!

  • Reply Sugar et al. July 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Your macarons are pretty as a picture! Raspberry and pink peppercorns are an amazing flavour profile. I have not made macarons in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration:-)

  • Reply Regina July 27, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Wow!! These macarons are a real show stopper. These earn my utmost respect. I love eating macarons but my only attempt at homemade ones has kept me from ever trying since

  • Reply Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking July 25, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are absolutely stunning! They’re so packed with gorgeous flavoured too. Love the pink too (must be the girl in me, lol).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your blog and your blog name too.

  • Reply Bonnie Eng July 25, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Your site is so beautiful Thalia! These look so perfect–I could totally see them in a pastry case at Laduree. 🙂

    • Reply thalia July 25, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      thanks Bonnie x

  • Reply Giselle @ The Busy SPatula July 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    This looks so pretty, Thalia! I agree that a macaron is definitely worth the effort when done right. They’re definitely a labor of love. I’m loving all the flavor components, they sound delicious!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes July 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Thalia your website is gorgeous!! I am simply blow away by the beautiful photos and delicious recipes – so glad I found you!! And I think you have my favorite blog name ever, I’m totally jealous 🙂

  • Reply Renee AFS July 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Oh my, these are so cute and gorgeous. And I love the combinations of the filling. Mm!

  • Reply Connie | URBAN BAKES July 25, 2014 at 5:27 am

    The details on how you filled each macaron sandwich is amazing! I def hear ya on it being labor intensive. I attempted it twice and haven’t succeeded. It’s on my “need to conquer” list. But yours looks great!

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron July 25, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Raspberries & rose is such an amazing flavor combination! I bet these taste amazing! I have never made macarons before because the thought just gives me anxiety! But yours look so good, I may just have to give them a try 🙂

  • Reply Mir July 25, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Holy cow! These are some kind of gorgeous. I can’t believe how perfect these look! And popcorn in macarons? Yes yes yes!!!

  • Reply Kathy @ olives & garlic July 25, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Stunning photos and recipe too.

  • Reply Julie @ Girl on the Move July 25, 2014 at 12:24 am

    First of all, these look absolutely gorgeous! And secondly, I wish they could be transported through the screen because they look yummy!

  • Reply Shundara@savynaturalista July 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Oh these are so pretty, what a lovely treat and your photos are amazing!!! 🙂

  • Reply Traci | Vanilla And Bean July 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Nice work, Thalia! Love the flavor combination and your perfect little macaroon ‘feet’! The raspberry jelly recipe sounds so rich, and is a perfect addition to these little cookies! Thank you, Thalia!

  • Reply PASSTHEKNIFE July 24, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    These are just lovely! What an interesting flavor combination as well!

  • Reply Stacey@bake eat repeat July 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Those look incredible, and I love your photos! Macarons are on my list of things I NEED to try making soon, although they look so time consuming and finicky that I haven’t got to them yet!

  • Reply Lauren July 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I am totally obsessed with macarons and they are beyond the beyond! I cannot wait to try these out!

  • Reply Glamorous Glutton July 24, 2014 at 11:08 am

    These look wonderful and the pictures are amazing, really very beautiful. GG

  • Reply Jessica @ Sweet Menu July 24, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Incredible! Worth every second! Those photos are absolutely incredible!

  • Reply Emma July 24, 2014 at 3:15 am

    How perfectly lovely. These would go wonderfully at a high tea!

  • Reply Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats July 24, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Oh these look absolutely amazing! I’m scared to death to make macarons!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ July 24, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Beautiful!! I love the combination of raspberry and rose, but never thought of pairing it with pink peppercorns–that is genius! These turned out so, so lovely.

  • Reply Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen July 23, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I’ve always had a soft spot for macarons, they are so beautiful and delicately elegant. Pink peppercorn, rose and raspberry sounds so wonderful together!

  • Reply John@Kitchen Riffs July 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    What gorgeous look macarons! Love the little sandwiches you’ve made of these — very creative and inspired. Really fun read — thanks so much.

  • Reply Nami | Just One Cookbook July 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Wow Thalia! I am in love with this post with your gorgeous macaron sandwiches!! I have never had macaron sandwiches or seen ones in real life. They must be soooo pretty – they must get the center of attention. 🙂 Beautiful work. Wish I can have one. Love your photograph very much. xo

  • Reply Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry July 23, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Like you i will ever tire of macarons – especially pistachio ones.Great flavour combo.

  • Reply Connie July 23, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Thalia, these are gorgeous! What a brilliant combination of flavors!

  • Reply Anna July 23, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I have failed at making macarons more times than I care to admit too. I don’t even know why I bother trying to make them anymore. Oh, yeah! Because they are ridiculously pretty. I love love love how cute these raspberry macarons look! Maybe it’s time to try making macarons one last time. Wish me luck! 🙂

  • Reply Julia | July 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    These macarons are so beautiful! Wow! Love the colors! I bet they are so delicious with the buttercream in the middle!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner July 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    These are some of the pretties macarons I’ve ever seen! Love love love the pink theme. These belong on a magazine cover. 🙂 I’ve never made macarons before, but these make me want to try. 🙂

  • Reply Mary Frances @ THe Sweet {Tooth} Life July 23, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Thalia, these are gorgeous! The color of those macarons are beautiful – BEAUTIFUL. I’ve never tried macarons mainly because I’ve heard they take quite a bit of trial and error 🙂 Pinning these for when I get up the courage to make them!

  • Reply Helen | Grab Your Fork July 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    These look exquisite! Love that you’ve included pink peppercorns in these too.

  • Reply shobelyn July 23, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    This macaroon sandwiches are so cute!!! They are so girly and pink 🙂 I will be intimidated to eat these beauties. They are just soooo pretty to munch. Blessings!

  • Reply Baby June July 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Those look incredible! So flavorful! 🙂

  • Reply Allison July 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    What a gorgeous blog you have here! I love the photos in this recipe and the combination of tastes and textures. Yum! So dainty and delicate, yet I can tell they’d totally be FULL of flavour 🙂

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 23, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I think these are the prettiest macaroons I’ve every seen, Thalia! Just gorgeous! I love the idea of adding raspberry jelly and pink peppercorns too. What a creative twist!

  • Reply cheri July 23, 2014 at 4:40 am

    These almost look too pretty to eat, they are gorgeous!

  • Reply Layla @ Brunch Time Baker July 23, 2014 at 3:06 am

    They look so pretty! Yum!

  • Reply Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust} July 23, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Trying macarons is totally on my to do list! I’m terrified to attempt making them….I think I’ll leave that to you 🙂 You pull it off so elegantly!

  • Reply Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie July 23, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Wow those are some intense macarons and I like it.

  • Reply Irene @ {a swoonful of sugar} July 23, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Wow, these look absolutely adorable Thalia! They’re so perfect, you totally nailed them!

  • Reply Tricia @ Saving room for dessert July 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Love these! I am a fan of making and eating macarons but have never tried anything like this! They are gorgeous 🙂 Great job!

  • Reply The lIfe of Clare July 22, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    See are beautiful. Just stunning! I’ve made macaron a couple of times, but like you say, they are a lot if effort!

  • Reply Lily@ Little sweet baker July 22, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Wow, these are the prettiest macarons I have ever seen and what a great combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Leah | So, How's It Taste? July 22, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I am so with you! I will never tire of macarons either and can’t wait to make them again. Yours are so pretty! I bet they taste awesome!

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    So pretty. I once tried making macaroons: a disaster. This looks like a magic to me. Unreal and mouthwatering!

  • Reply Shikha @ Shikha la mode July 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    You know, while I love eating macarons, I STILL have never made them because I’m too scared of the time commitment and that I think they’ll just be awful. Yours look so pretty though!

  • Reply marcie July 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Your macarons look perfect, and these are almost too beautiful to eat (almost)! I haven’t tried macarons yet, and hope to soon. I love the sandwich cookie idea!

  • Reply Sarah July 22, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Nothing quite so disheartening as having a kitchen fail – maybe it’s time that I try macarons again though :/ Thanks for sharing the recipe – your pictures are amazing!

  • Reply tanya July 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Oh Thalia, these are beautiful! I have only tried macarons once and they were a disaster! I completely appreciate the time that went into these pretty macarons!

  • Reply Polly @ Tasty Food Project July 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Yum! I LOVE macarons! I have never tried making them on my own but I think it will be fun to make. I love the raspberries! I’m sure I would get addicted to these!

  • Reply Emma | Fork and Good July 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    These are lovely! Such pretty little things, the first thing I thought was that they look like little crowns.

    I’m so jealous as macaroons is one of the things I’m yet to master. Might give this recipe a try for my birthday party 🙂

  • Reply Joanne July 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    These are some of the most gorgeous macs I’ve ever seen!! ALso, I love your inventive flavor!!

  • Reply Tash July 22, 2014 at 10:57 am

    These are so pretty! I have never had much success with pretty baked goods…I am so not naturally cut out for their delicacy…But i’m kinda thinking of giving it a good go!

    Hope you are well Thalia! 🙂

  • Reply Muna Kenny July 22, 2014 at 10:52 am

    These macarons are beautiful, I avoid making them just because it takes sometimes and effort. Your clicks made me crave them 🙂

  • Reply Prudy | butter, basil, and breadcrumbs July 22, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Absolutely stunning. The combination of flavors is brilliant! Wonderful post. LOVE. <3

  • Reply Jessica (bakecetera) July 22, 2014 at 10:13 am

    how beautiful! it’s always such an effort to make macarons, but when they turn out as wonderfully as yours, it makes everything worth it! i love the ispahan 🙂

  • Reply Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes July 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Wow! You really went all out with these little beauties. I love the photos and that you used pink peppercorns! Sharing these for sure.

  • Reply Belle July 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    These are too cute. I’ve never heard of pink peppercorn, raspberry and rose combo… Sounds rather interesting. I love macarons. I can never get sick making them because they are always such a challenge to make, no matter how many times you made them.

  • Reply Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong July 22, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Thalia!! These macaroons are so so gorgeous.. I love the raspberry and rose flavours.. pink peppercorn is a great addition too.. these are absolutely top notch! ! Can’t wait to try!! 🙂

  • Reply Jem @ Lost in Utensils July 22, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Pretty as a picture! I’ve also had some ‘interesting’ macaron baking times. I definitely bake more during uni assessments 🙂

  • Reply Lydia July 22, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Thalia – busy bee! Well, you did it again – another fantastic creation with beautiful photos and clear insturctions, congratulations!

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