Chocolate macarons

    43 min

    Test your skills with these light, heavenly chocolate macaroons. My husband loves them, so I always prepare some for his birthday and double the quantities! I keep them in an airtight container so it can be enjoyed long after his birthday.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 3 egg whites
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 180g icing sugar
    • 120g ground almonds
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • Chocolate filling
    • 130g dark chocolate, cut into pieces
    • 40g double cream
    • 85g unsalted butter

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:13min  ›  Ready in:43min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
    2. Add a pinch of salt to egg whites in a bowl and whisk until stiff.
    3. In a bowl, mix the ground almonds with the icing sugar and cocoa powder. Fold this mixture into the egg whites in several batches and whisk until smooth.
    4. Pour the mixture into a pastry bag, squeeze the bag and put a spoonful of batter onto the baking parchment at regular intervals. Set aside for 30 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate filling: melt the chocolate in a double boiler and stir in the double cream and butter. Mix well then cool.
    6. After resting for 30 minutes, bake the macaroons in the preheated oven for 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
    7. Add a teaspoon of chocolate filling on the flat side of a macaroon, take a second macaroon and place it on top of the filling to make a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining macaroons.

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    I tried this recipe and I think it is missing some sugar/caster sugar. Usually macarons have these ingredients plus sugar. I have made macarons before and the batter in this recipe was not the same as those ones. The texture was different (quite thick) and when it was resting it didn't change or become hard on the surface. They tasted alright though. Good recipe to try but I wouldn't make it again  -  09 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Turned out nothing like the picture… They looked like flat cakes. There were no feet development and had a rough surface (like a cake!). I waited an hour for the resting period but it still did not have the matte surface. The good side, its not as sweet as other macaron recipes but still tastes like a macaron!  -  17 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)