Friday, February 14, 2014


 before baking

MACARONS  (basic recipe)
Source :  cookbook

Ingredients :

120  gm   icing sugar
  80  gm   almond flour
    2  egg  whites  (80 gm)
    1  pinch salt (optional)
  60  gm   castor sugar
Food colouring of your choice (gel or powdered)

Method :

1.   Mix the icing sugar finely with almond flour.  Sift the mixture into a bowl.

2.   Whisk egg whites into firm peaks with the salt.  Add the castor sugar and food colouring, and continue whisking until meringue is very shiny.

3.   Using a spatula, stir the almond mixture with egg whites by gently lifting the paste upwards.  The mixture will become much brighter and a little more liquid.  Be careful not to overwork the mixture to the point that it becomes completely white.

4.   Using a pastry bag, make small rounds on a baking tray covered with baking paper, spacing them evenly.  Let stand for 1 hour at room temperature.

5.   Preheat oven, on fan-forced (convection) option, at 150'C (300'F).

6.   Bake for about 12 minutes.  Let the macarons cool before handling with filling of your choice.

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