Macaroon Madness

Macaroon Madness

Macaroons have taken over the world and for all the right reasons. Make a few, store them in a cute box and your beautiful yummy snack is all set to steal hearts!

 

Macaroons Recipe

 

Serves: 12

Total time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Ingredients:

150 ml whipped cream

Food coloring

110 g caster sugar

2 tbsp water

90 g egg-whites

125 g ground almonds

125 g icing sugar

Piping bag with a ½ or 1 cm nozzle

For sprinkling:

Desiccated coconut

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Line a baking paper in a large tray.
  3. Put the ground almonds, icing sugar and half egg whites in a bowl and mix until a well-combined paste is obtained.
  4. Heat a small pan and add caster sugar and water to melt.
  5. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil until it becomes thick and syrupy. (It’s advisable to use a thermometer and stop when it reads 115°C).
  6. In another bowl, whisk the remaining eggs. Pour in the syrup and continue mixing until a shiny and stiff mixture is formed.
  7. Add food color of your choice and add in the almond paste until it becomes shiny and stiff again.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the piping bag. Start making small swirls/flat circles on the baking tray to make the macaroons.
  9. Slam the tray 3-4 times against the counter to flatten the macaroons and make sure they do not have any air in them.
  10. Sprinkle desiccated sprinkle (optional).
  11. Let it sit for about half-an-hour or until skin is formed.
  12. Place the baking tray and in the oven with the door slightly open for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm.
  13. Remove from oven.
  14. Remove the baking paper from the baking tray and let the macaroons cool on the baking paper.
  15. Once completely cool, sandwich macaroons together using whipped cream.
  16. Serve.

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