Macaron (French macaroon)

    40 min

    This is the quintessential macaron recipe. I am training to be a baker, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected our technique!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 egg whites
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 200g icing sugar
    • 110g ground almonds

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Line a baking tray with a silicone non-stick baking mat.
    2. Beat egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until whites are foamy; beat in caster sugar and continue beating until egg whites are glossy, fluffy, and hold soft peaks. Sift icing sugar and ground almonds in a separate bowl and quickly fold the almond mixture into the egg whites, about 30 strokes.
    3. Spoon a small amount of batter into a plastic bag with a small corner cut off and pipe a test disk of mixture, about 4cm in diameter, onto prepared baking tray. If the disk holds a peak instead of flattening immediately, gently fold the mixture a few more times and retest.
    4. When batter is mixed enough to flatten immediately into an even disk, spoon into a pastry bag fitted with a plain round tip. Pipe the mixture onto the baking tray in rounds, leaving space between the disks. Let the piped macarons stand out at room temperature until they form a hard skin on top, about 1 hour.
    5. Preheat oven to 140 degrees C.
    6. Bake macarons until set but not browned, about 10 minutes; let cool completely before filling.

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    Having had a french macaron bakery, we have had lots of different disasters over the years and know how difficult they can be. My top tips would be to: 1. Change to powdered food colouring. 2. Sieve 3 times 3. Use the Italian method instead and use your hands to fold with the meringue. Don't give up. It's so worth it when you get it right. Good Luck!  -  21 Mar 2018


    Look at the result:  -  26 Feb 2018


    Perfect! Easy to make and it was my first time! Thank you!!  -  24 Feb 2018