Tuesday, August 16, 2011

key01-yaaBasic French Macarons


Almond + Sugar.
Sooo sweet, sooo good.
I have to say I love my homemade macarons.

Making sure you read this - French Macarons with "Pied" to prevent any trouble while baking.

Basic French Macarons Recipe:
Egg white 65g
White sugar 25g
Almond powder 50g
Fine icing sugar 90g
Food coloring powder/gel a pinch/a drop

1-Sieve almond powder with icing sugar, twice. Set aside.
2-Whip up the egg white in a clean stainless steels or copper bowl, gradually sprinkle white sugar. Do not over whip the whites. Whip untill the egg white can form a peak without falling down.
3-Gently fold 1/4 of the almond icing mixture and the food coloring into the whites. Repeat the process for the rest of mixture.
4-Pipe the mixture with a 1cm round tip. Each about 3cm on parchment paper.
5-Leave the macarons tray in room temperature for about 30-45mins to dry. You may touch the surface, if the mixture does not stick on your finger, which means they are ready to bake.
6-Pre heat the oven to 350'F. Turn it down to 275'F before putting the macarons in the oven. Bake 15mins.
7-Let cool on the tray before removing the shells.

There are many type of fillings for Macarons.
A simple one is American buttercream.
Follow the links for the recipe.

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