Sarah Bernhardts Macaroons
3/4 cup heavy cream
14 ounces semi-sweet or bitter-sweet chocolate cut up
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
14 coconut macaroons 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1.In a 1-quart glass bowl, heat cream to boiling in a microwave oven on high, 2 to 2 1/2
minutes. Stir in 8 ounces chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter, mixing until completely
melted and smooth. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until cold and thickened, but not
set, 3 to 4 hours.
2.In a medium bowl, beat chilled chocolate mixture with an electric mixer on high speed
about 1 minute, or until mixture becomes stiff enough to hold its shape and lightens
slightly in color. Do not overwhip, or mixture will become grainy.
3.Place chocolate mixture in large pastry bag fitted with an open star or a plain 3/4 inch
diameter decorating tube or tip, filling bag half to 3/4 full. Pipe a 1 1/2 inch-high
chocolate mound on top of each macaroon. Place on a waxed paper lined baking pan.
Refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours.
4.When firm, prepare glaze. In a 2 cup glass measure, combine remaining 6 ounces
chocolate, corn syrup, and remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Heat in a microwave oven on
high 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, until melted and smooth when stirred. let cool 10 minutes or
5.Holding one cookie (filling side down) dip carefully but quickly into glaze to cover
chocolate filling completely and almost all of the cookie. Quickly place cookies upright
on wax paper lined baking pan. Refrigerate until set, 1 to 2 hours. Store in a tightly
covered container in refrigerator.
Source: 365 Great Chocolate Desserts
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