French Macaroons

June 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Posted in miscellaneous dessert | Leave a comment
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MACARONS

(recipe taken from SORTED)

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2/3 c. castor sugar (75g)
  • ground almonds (125g)
  • 3/4 c. icing sugar (175g)
  • 2tsp flavourings (raspberry, lemon, vanilla)
  • food colourings (pink, yellow, blue)
  • fillings (raspberry jam, lemon curd, nutella)

separate the egg whites from the yolks and in a clean, dry bowl whisk the whites until thick and glossy.
add the castor sugar and whisk again until stiff.
sieve the almonds and icing sugar into the bowl and carefully fold in, retaining as much air as possible. divide the mixture between three bowls and add the colouring and flavourings to each:-
 raspberry flavour & pink food colouring
 lemon flavour & yellow food coluring
 vanilla flavour & blue food colouring.put each one into a separate piping bag.

line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicon mat and pipe small circles (3cm across) onto the tray, leaving a small gap between each macaron.
put the tray to one side to rest for 15 minutes to allow a slight skin to form.
preheat the oven to 160°C.
pick the tray up and drop it onto a flat surface from a small height… this forms the ‘feet’ that is associated with macarons.
bake for 15 minutes, then remove and allow to chill at room temperature until completely cold.
sandwich the macarons with a filling of choice… raspberry jam (pink), lemon curd (yellow) & nutella (bue).
serve and eat within 48 hours when at their freshest.


Makes 48 bite-sized macarons

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bwahaha.. fail

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before baking 🙂

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The flavours we did were:
3 drops of yellow colouring, 2 tsp of lemon extract
2 drops of blue colouring, 2 tsp of vanilla extract

too bad we were able to make lemon custard filling.. we just randomly filled them all with nutella, honey, and jam… but I thought they tasted great without filling since the filling overpowers/ covers the taste of the macron itself. Great recipe but macaroons are basically sugar and egg white.. not a big fan of eating sugar but pretty impressive 😀 *like* 

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