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French Macaroons
These are very tasty.

They are really impressive but a little care is needed when making them.

You can fill them with any filling you fancy. I used vanilla buttercream, chocolate buttercream & peanut buttercream.

You can also. Colour them different colours & you can add flavouring to them but these ones are just plain.

Posted by Super Madcow from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Super Madcow's 575 projects »
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  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk egg whites until holding soft peaks.

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add sugar gradually while still whisking.

    The eggs should be stiff & glossy.

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Combine icing sugar & ground almonds together.

    Mix through.

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Gradually fold in the almonds to the eggs.

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the food colouring of your choice..

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pipe small circles of the mixture onto paper. Approx 1.5".

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Leave to form a skin for approx 30 mins.

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bake at 160/325 degrees for 10-15 mins.

    When cooked, remove from the oven & allow to cool before removing from the tray.

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make up the filling...

    Combine icing sugar & butter.

    You could use store bought filling.

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pipe filling onto one macaroon & top with another of equal size.

  • How to bake a macaroon. French Macaroons  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Serve.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Wow, I love the colours. I always struggle to colour mine without making the batter too runny, any tip? Cooking
Super Madcow
Super Madcow · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 633 projects
Hi Cat, I use paste colours & not liquid. This seams to work for me.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Thanks, any particular brand you'd recommend? Happy
Super Madcow
Super Madcow · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 633 projects
I use Wilton but guess that any brand would do the same job.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Oh fantastic, I just got some red to try out, so I'll give it a spin! Cooking
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