Macaron (French macaroon)

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    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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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

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

    Method
    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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    Polly1810
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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! https://cake-cetera.co.uk  -  21 Mar 2018

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    Look at the result: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfoGsoZjr2G/?hl=fr  -  26 Feb 2018

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