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How to make macarons

How to make macarons

French macarons are a delicious treat that will give your tea party a dose of sophistication. They are beautifully dainty and are really tasty!

French macarons can be made in all different colours and flavours, and are great for decoration! Even everyone's favourite (chocolate) makes an appearance. Check out some more fun chocolate recipes.



Follow this simple recipe to give your guests a Parisian delight!

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Macarons

Macarons Recipe

Por mercedes Publicado: October 17, 2013

  • Resultado: 24-32 Número
  • Preparación: 10 min

Follow this easy guide to make macarons

Materials

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC
  2. Sieve the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and mix in ground almonds.
  3. Whisk egg whites and salt into a separate bowl until they form soft peaks. Whilst whisking, add in the caster sugar bit by bit until the peaks are stiff and glossy.
  4. Gently stir in the icing sugar, food colouring (sparingly) and almond mix, trying to lose as little air as you can.
  5. Draw circles of about 10cm diameter onto the baking paper to use as templates for your macarons.
  6. how to make macaron recipePlace the mixture into a piping bag and pipe mixture onto the template circles. Remember you will need twice as many circles as the desired number of macarons.
  7. Leave the mixture to set for 20 minutes. The surface of the macaron should become smooth and shiny. You can put them into the fridge to speed up the process.
  8. Bake the macaron for 7 minutes, open door to release steam and then bake for a further 7 minutes. The macarons should look risen and feel firm to touch. Place macarons on cooling rack to cool.
  9. For the filling, beat the softened butter, gradually adding the 75g of icing sugar and colouring/flavouring you may choose.
  10. macaron filling recipePlace about 1/2 tsp to the flat side of the macaron and sandwhich together, twisting slightly to bond.
  11. Refrigerating the macarons for 24 hours will make them extra tasty and chewy.
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