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The Perfect Macarons

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How to make these elegant cookies at home easy
Have you ever tried to make these at home and had them crack, not develop feet, or just not turn out at all? You want to make them but you are too scared to try making these hard yet delicious meringue cookie? I Have the solution! this recipe is sure to make them turn out perfect every time making you look like a pro.

To make these you NEED a Kitchen Aid or a power mixer and a candy thermometer

Posted by HiroLover from Tacoma, Washington, United States • Published December 22, 2012 • See HiroLover's 13 projects »
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  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 1
    Step 1

    FOR THE SHELLS

    1: For the syrup you need 150 grams Sugar and 50 grams Water and a candy thermometer

    In a small sauce pan, cook syrup: com­bine sugar and water and cook until the tem­per­a­ture reaches 230 F

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 2
    Step 2

    2: When Measuring out the egg whites sperate into 60 grams each

    In a stand mixer, take one of the 60 grams of egg whites and the 35 grams of sugar and beat until it forms soft peaks.

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 3
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    3: When the syrup is ready, with the mixer on low speed, slowly pour in hot syrup. *Be care­ful as the syrup is VERY hot.

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 4
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    4: Slowly increase mixer speed to the high­est set­ting, beat meringue until it cools down and becomes shiny. (10–15 minutes).

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 5
    Step 5

    5:Blend the 150 grams of almond meal and 150 grams of icing sugar in a food proces­sor or what ever you have on hand

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 6
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    6: sift mix­ture into a large bowl

    Add in the other 60 grams of egg whites into the almonds and icing sugar mix­

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 7
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    7:Add in the other 60 grams of egg whites into the almonds and icing sugar mix­

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 8
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    8: Stir in

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    9: Should look like this at after all mixed in

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    10:Add your color in now

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 11
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    11: Mix tell uniform in color

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 12
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    12: When the Ital­ian meringue as cooled down, gen­tly fold it into the ground almonds mix­ture. Mix with a spat­ula until it has reached a “lava” stage. *This is where it might be tricky because it is easy to over-mix or under-mix.

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 13
    Step 13

    13: Fold tell looks like lava where it flows off spatula but still is somewhat stiff

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 14
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    14: Prepare a piping bag with a round tip and place parchment on 2 baking sheets, and fill your pipping bag up with cookie mix

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  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 15
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    15: Pipe out on the baking sheet tell batter is all gone

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 16
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    16:Tap bak­ing sheet to get rid of large bub­bles, let them sit on the counter for 30–40 min­utes so the tops get dry. best way to tell if they are dry touch the top and your finger should come back clean

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 17
    Step 17

    Bake at 325 for 10–15 min­utes. After about 5 min­utes, the mac­arons will start to develop their “feet”.

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 18
    Step 18

    18: Find similar size ones and match them up

  • How to bake a macaroon. The Perfect Macarons - Step 19
    Step 19

    19: Fill with the filling of your choice and top with the other half of the cookie! I added a fondant little bow for a cute touch! Enjoy making these yummy little treats <3

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thedomesticrebel
thedomesticrebel · Sacramento, California, US · 7 projects

Um, these are beyond gorgeous and *almost* too pretty to eat! However, I have no shame and would totally eat like, 15. Adorable!!

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Stephenie K.
Stephenie K. · Denver, Colorado, US

You make it look so easy

HiroLover
HiroLover · Tacoma, Washington, US · 17 projects

You Should Try To Make Them! They Are Super Easy! If You Can Make An Italian Meringue You Can Make These Cookies.... The Only Thing That Is Hard Is The Mixing!

Stephenie K.
Stephenie K. · Denver, Colorado, US

Okay I'll try.. thanks for the encouragement

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kelli
kelli · Bremerton, Washington · 1 project

I have been wanting to make these for moths now. You make it seem simple. I'm going to have to give these a try

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