I think macarons are fast becoming one of my favourite treats. Served either on their own or used to decorate a cake I just love the hard shell with the soft chewing middle sandwiched between a yummy filling. For today video I really wanted to share with you how I made these french style macarons…

Macarons

Macarons are an almond – meringue based treat, or you might know them as a French pastry or biscuits or even cookies. Now these are not to be confused with the Macaroon which is made from coconut and although equally as tasty these are very different.

The ingredients you will need to make around 30 complete macarons is:
85g – Icing Sugar
80g – Ground Almonds
80g – Caster Sugar
60g – Egg Whites (Usually around 2 medium eggs)
Flavouring of your choice if you choose

I then baked them in the oven at 130 degrees celsius for 10 minutes on the middle shelf. I always bake a baking trays worth at a time and once these are done replace them with the next batch. This cooks all the macarons evenly.

For the chocolate ganache in the center you will need:
250g– White Chocolate
100ml – Double Cream

If you would like to download and print the circle template just click here. I printed this onto an A4 sheet of paper, so each of the circles measures 3cm. Just remember to place this under some parchment paper, but to remove it before baking.

Now macarons can be a little tricky to get right, but I personally found once I had practised a few times I found it alot easier to work out the perfect amount to whisk your egg whites, how many times to fold in the mixture, how long to leave them to set and so on. The one piece of advice I can give is to keep an eye on them in the oven as some ovens tend to run a little hotter or cooler than what it says, so you may need to adjust the time or the temperature as 30 seconds too long may be all it takes to over do them.

How to make macarons

With the macarons I filled them with a delicious white chocolate ganache and added them to this 6 inch buttercream cake. I love how fun the macarons make the cake look and teamed with some matching meringues and sprinkles they finish off this cake perfectly.

Macarons can be made in so many different colours to match your party theme. I really hope you like this recipe and find it helpful if you are looking to create some macarons for yourself. Plus once you’ve mastered the original macaron why not try adding some different flavours. Below is the full video tutorial where I go through every step of the making process:

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How to make Macarons