French Macarons Recipe Video

Prepare Marie Antoinette's favorite pastries: the macaroons.

Summary

Preparation Time40 MinCooking Time1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In2 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings12
CuisineCourse
TasteMethod
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Recipe Story

Prepare together the most famous pastries of France: the macarons, a pleasure to the eye and the palate, made of 2 almond meringue discs with a creamy filling.

Ingredients

For the macarons
 White sugar200 Gram
 Almond flour200 Gram (superfine)
 Powdered sugar200 Gram
 Egg whites2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Water50 Milliliter
 Yellow food color2 Drop
For the filling
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Yolks4 Medium
 Butter120 Gram
 Lemons2 Medium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 278 Calories from Fat 102

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.6%

Saturated Fat 5.6 g28.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 83.2 mg

Sodium 6.5 mg0.3%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.72 g2.9%

Sugars 41.1 g

Protein 2 g4.2%

Vitamin A 6.5% Vitamin C 12.4%

Calcium 1.5% Iron 1.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven if in fan oven then 320°F or at 350°F in a static oven.
2. Prepare a lined baking pan with with parchment paper.

MAKING
3. In a saucepan boil ¼ cup of water along with 7 oz of sugar to make sugar syrup, the temperature should reaches 245°F (118°C).
4. Beat half of the egg whites, that is less than 1/3 cup, until stiff in a stand mixer bowl, once the egg whites are stiff and the syrup in a thin stream and mix at medium-slow speed.
5. Add the food coloring and speed up the mixer, and let the mixture run until cold.
6. The meringue is ready, in a bowl combine sifted almond flour and the powdered sugar then add the remaining egg whites you'll get a thick consistency.
7. Start adding spoonful of the dough to the almonds mixture, just to soften them the remaining dough can be added later, stirring gently from top to bottom so the meringue doesn't collapse.
8. After the dough is blended put in a pastry bag with a smooth nozzle 3/10-inch (8 mm) wide, and pipe many small balls of 1-1,5 inches (3-4 cm) in diameter onto a baking pan.
9. Let them rest for at least half an hour.
10. Bake for at least 10 minutes. And let it cool for further 2 minutes with the door ajar.
11. Beat the yolks with the sugar in a bowl and pour them into a small saucepan together with the juice and the zest of the 2 lemons, cook until you get a nice smooth and thick consistency.
12. Once done remove from heat and fold in the butter when the butter is melted place the custard in the fridge to set.

FINALIZING
13. Pipe the custard on the flat side of the macaroon and then cover with the other flat side, continue till all macaroons are done.

SERVING
14. Serve the macaroons cold.

TIPS
You can keep the macaroons in the fridge for at least one night in a sealed container before serving.

NOTE
You will get about 40 macarons that is 80 cookies from the batter.
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