January 13, 2012

winter warm-up

With winter weather in full swing I'm always seeking a delicious way to warm up. Hot chocolate seems like a natural choice. Chili hot chocolate is even better. The best choice to me, however, is a chili hot-chocolate macaron. These treats are sweet and splendid...

...and spicy. Almond macaron shells were sprinkled and baked with cayenne pepper and hot chocolate buttercream (buttercream with Nestle hot cocoa powder) was spiked with ancho chili pepper. This is a treat that will warm the body and the senses. 

Best to enjoy these with a glass of cold milk.