Macarons with Salted Caramel Filling

March 21, 2014
Salted Caramel Macarons are my most favourite macarons.

salted caramel macaron

I have tried, if I may add, baked with success the 3 methods of Macaron making: Swedish technique, French technique and finally Italian...

It has been ages since I baked these little temperamental sweet babes until I received a request from my little missy. She volunteered to bring some sweet bites for her music class, and those sweet bites were none other than….
"Stick to the usual please" was her plea, knowing that her mom may come up with some 'weird' flavored macarons.

salted caramel macaron recipe
Read many bloggers and macaron fans out there raved so much about these Salted Butter caramel Macarons…so I thought to give it a go... the mademoiselle was pleased with my choice…she too has heard of salted butter caramel ;P

Based on 'Secret of Macaron" by José.

Everything went well, following each step to the T, even the salted caramel, no major disaster except for a few minor tweaks with the oven temperature. All was peachy rosy until….

…its time to pipe the salted butter caramel.
Piped onto a few macaron shells, it was runny as milkshakes, didn't hold its shape at all, aarrrghhh… crisis!!!
These Macs got to be ready by tomorrow!!!! was all I could think of, annoyed!
Reached out for Nutella jar, just in case…..

H wasn't of any help…just rubbing salt to the wound  'You should have tried this out first…'

Read and re-read the book on the salted butter caramel part…
He (the writer of the book) did say 'beat and whisk until smooth and even, then refrigerate' to which I did, but…
'where did I go wrong???'
Lightbulb moment: why not try to whisk this again and see what happened! 
Sure enough, the salted butter caramel thickened…

salted caramel filling
Moral of the story: the book is there to assist but it will not tell you the whole story, it's up to us to create our ending …. be it happy or otherwise.

salted butter caramel macaron


  1. Pretty, perfect and extremely tempting! A great flavor combination.



  2. Look at that feet.... aren't they gorgeous looking!! So perfect!!

  3. I loved the idea ;-)


  4. They are beautiful with perfect feet and lovely salted caramel filling, Lisa.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Oh wow. I wish I could say something original but as everyone else has said, these look perfect!

  6. OMG!! Had to change my browser sec settings, it was too high. I was very kiasu! So now I can leave comments.. was wondering what was going on with my inability to leave them comments. Anyway, enough about me, I love this post, the macarons looks superb! Love the food pix! Epic!! Now send me some:)

    1. You are one clever cookie :D
      If that happened to my browser, I will not know what to do ;(

  7. Oh Lisa...your macs look PERFECT! You sure have the technique perfected...
    I yet have to try making mac...thanks for the of this day I will have to give this a try.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :D

  8. Totally my type of afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea. YUM!