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Coal macarons for kids who have been bad this Christmas!
I wanted to make a naughty or nice macaron tree for our Christmas party, so I made white chocolate macarons for the good guests and coal ones with dark chocolate for the bad.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1119 projects »
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  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk together the ground almonds, cocoa and charcoal in a bowl.

  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tip the mixture into a blender and grind into a fine powder.

  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 3
    Step 3

    Tip into a sieve above the previous bowl.

  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sieve back into the bowl, to get a super fine mixture.

  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 5
    Step 5

    Separate the eggs and whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add the caster sugar, a little at a time, and whisk until the eggs form stiff peaks.

  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add half of the charcoal mixture then fold in.

  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold in the remaining charcoal mixture and then scoop into a piping bag.

  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pipe out 24 circles onto baking paper of a macaron mat, bang against your counter to remove any air bubbles and then leave for 30 minutes to form a skin on top. Bake at 150'C for 12 minutes and leave to cool.

  • How to bake a macaron. Coal Macarons - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fill with dark chocolate ganache, or any filling you like and serve to your Christmas party guests!

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