Gianduja Buttercream

Makes about 1 cup buttercream
Ingredients
125 grams (4½ ounces or 1 stick + 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened
70 grams (2½ ounces or 5 tablespoons) granulted sugar
3 egg yolks at room temperature
2 ounces gianduja
Directions
Melt the gianduja along with 2 tablespoons water in a double boiler. Set aside to cook to room temperature.
Beat the butter until smooth.
In a [...]

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Gianduja Macarons

Makes about 2 dozen
Ingredients
215 grams (7½ ounces) confectioners’ sugar
100 grams (3½ ounces) egg whites (about 3 large) at room temperature
130 grams (4½ ounces) peeled, lightly toasted hazelnuts
2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa
25 grams (2 tablespoons) castor or superfine granulated sugar
Pinch salt
Gianduja Buttercream (recipe follows)
Directions
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper adhering them to the sheets with a [...]

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