I have odd dreams sometimes. I don’t even know if they actually are dreams. I am a dreadful sleeper so at times it’s as though I am dreaming that I am awake and having normal through processes. Anyway, the carrot cake macaron came to me in one of these moments of being awake but asleep. I had egg whites in the fridge and spare time at home. I had carrots. Clearly this was a good idea; a macaron pretending to be a carrot cake.
So I got to work and made a couple of mini carrot cakes. I had already prepared some spiced macarons (tinted a light orange colour) and some cream cheese filling. I half thought about making the macarons themselves more carrot cake like but I doubted that bits of carrot and walnut would work that well.
Instead, I present a macaron with a thin layer of carrot cake and cream cheese filling. It looks like something a Japanese patissiere would attempt (but executed better than me). It’s all the rage to do decorated versions of basic things in Japan. I saw heaps of books about Deko Shuu, or decoration choux pastries so I consoled myself that I wasn’t entirely mad. A macaron probably should be left simple however.
Tastewise? It wasn’t bad. The macaron was crisp and chewy and the cake layer just added another texture. The cream cheese filling reminded the brain that it was eating a carrot cake. Not bad!