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Macarons Recipe

June 21, 2020  Izza Imran Avatar
Macarons Recipe

Batter

powdered sugar1 cup
powdered almonds½ cup
unsweetened cocoa powder3 tablespoons
large egg whited at room temperature2
Pinch of salt
granulated sugar5 tablespoons

Chocolate Ganache Filling

heavy cream½ cup
bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped4 ounces
unsalted butter1 tablespoon
instant coffee (optional)1 teaspoon

Delicate and delicious macaroons for you and your loved ones, even the thought is enough to cheer you up. Skip the trial and error part of macarons making with an easy to follow recipe for beginners. Let’s get started.

Origin

The word macaron is derived from the Italian word, Maccarone, meaning fine dough. It’s believed that the macaron cookie was born in Italy and brought over to France as early as 1533.

Ingredients:

Batter

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (125g)
  • ½ cup powdered almonds (50g)
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (25g)
  • 2 large egg whited at room temperature (66g)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoon granulated sugar (75g)

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • ½ cup heavy cream (120g)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (120g)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (14g)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
Macarons
Macarons

Procedure:

Batter

  • Sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt and almond powder. Put them in a food processor and grind well until smooth mixture formed and no lumps are left.
  • Whip the egg with a pinch of salt in it until frothy and gradually add your sugar while mixing (about 2 minutes)
  • Fold the dry ingredients in batches into the beaten egg mixture with a spatula. When the mixture is smooth, stop folding and scrape the batter into the pastry bag.
  • Now you can pipe your macaroons onto your parchment paper and bake. Hold your tip straight up in the centre of a circle, about 1/4th away from the paper and squeeze until the circle then lift straight up quickly to break the batter off.
  • Rap the baking sheet a few times firmly on the countertop to flatten the macaroons and remove air bubbles. Allow the macaroons to sit for 20-30 minutes until they are no longer wet when touched.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let them cool completely then remove the baking sheet.

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • Take a small pan. Heat the cream and add coffee in it.
  • When the cream begins to boil, remove it from heat and pour all over chopped chocolate.
  • Wait for 1 minute and stir till smooth.
  • Stir in the batter. Let it cool completely before using.
  • Spread a bit of batter on the inside of macaroons then sandwich them together.
  • Make them at least one day before serving.
Macarons And Tea
Macarons And Tea

Your delicious hot chocolate heaven macarons are baked. Time to savour the delight with a cup of tea or a coffee!

FAQs

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Can you use regular/coconut flour for macarons?

Unfortunately, you can’t, because the texture and taste would differ too much.

What can I substitute for almond flour in macarons?

You can replace it with pumpkin seeds, in 1:1 ratio. Just grind them into dust.

Can you use granulated sugar for macarons?

The finer sugar is, the less it tears your macaron apart, so it is advised to use fine or superfine sugar.

Servings

3

Calories in serving

173

Prep

30 min

Cook

20 min

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    Easy