Created a delicious new macaron today! Pink Peppercorn Macarons with White Chocolate Grapefruit Ganache filling. Yummy! 😀

This combination makes for a stunning macaron, with the Pink Peppercorn Macaron cookie shells, because of their subtle pink colour and fleck of crushed pink peppercorns both in the cookie itself, as well as sprinkled on top. But also with the White Chocolate Grapefruit Ganache filling which is creamy and decadent, with a shiny appearance.

White chocolate can be overly sweet, so combining it with ingredients that help cut though that sweetness, like grapefruit and pink peppercorns… make for a well balanced dessert.

If you take a look at the photos, you can see I even decided to play a bit with the look of the cookie. I figured with the New Year upon us, why not step outside the traditional box, both with flavours and look. I piped the macaron shells with the traditional plain tip for the round cookie, and with the star tip to make it look a little more festive. 🙂