Macarons: the recipe to prepare them at home

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Macarons are French sweets that are now famous all over the world. These are almond flour-based sweets, also suitable for those who follow a gluten-free diet if wheat flour is not added in the preparation.



I macarons are French sweets now famous all over the world. These are treats made from almond flour, also suitable for those who follow a gluten-free diet if wheat flour is not added in the preparation.

There are many recipes for making macarons and their filling. We offer you an easy one to make and modify according to your tastes both in terms of the filling and the choice of colors for the macarons.

Here's how to make macarons that are as similar as possible to the original French sweets.

Index

Ingredients

  • 4 whites
  • 70 g sugar
  • 230 grams of powdered sugar
  • 120 gr of almond flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 drop of food coloring
  • 100 gr of chocolate (filling)
  • 30 ml of fresh cream (topping)
  • Preparation Time:
    20 minutes
  • Cooking time:
    15 minutes
  • Rest time:
    -
  • Dose:
    4 people to
  • difficulty:
    low

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Preparation of macarons

With these ingredients you will get 20 macaroons, therefore 40 biscuits to combine in pairs to form your sweets.

Work the egg whites with the granulated sugar in a bowl using the whips of the mixer until the mixture is compact as you would for meringues. At this point, if you want, you can add a small amount of the chosen food coloring. You can also use syrups or beetroot juice to color the macarons, or simply add cocoa powder.

Mix the almond flour and icing sugar into the mixture obtained with the sugar and egg whites, using a spatula. The mixture must be compact and not liquid. Form the macarons with one pastry bag on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or use one mold for macarons.

Cook the macarons in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 15 minutes, they must still be a little soft when you take them out of the oven.

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Preparation of macarons filling

Melt the chocolate in water bath, add the fresh cream and mix well, then remove from the heat. You can use the type of chocolate you prefer to always get a different filling for your macarons. Some recipes instead of fresh cream use butter or mascarpone to enrich the filling cream. Let the mixture cool and thicken slightly before stuffing your macarons.



How to make macarons

This is just an example of the filling that you can use for your macarons, since you can choose your favorite. When both the filling and the bases are ready, you can combine your macarons by arranging about a teaspoon of filling in the center of each biscuit. Overlap the biscuits two by two with the filling inside, lightly press the two parts and your macarons are ready to be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea.

Marta Albè

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