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Recipe for Parisian / Ladurée inspired macaroons.
After visiting Ladurée and having a snoop through my Nana's recipe collection, I was inspired to have a go at making my own macaroons.

(Makes a small batch of around 10 macaroons, multiply the recipe to make multiple colours and flavors.)

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1146 projects »
  • How to bake a macaroon. Macaroons - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pour the egg white in to a measuring jug and mix in the food colouring and flavoring. Add the caster sugar and beat together with a fork. Place the measuring jug in a bowl of warm / hot water and continue to stir for 5 minutes, this should help the sugar to melt, giving the mixture a smooth consistency.

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

    Mix together the almond meal and the icing sugar.

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

    Add this to the egg mixture and mix well. The consistency should be thick but still runny.

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

    Cover your baking tray with baking paper.

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

    Use an icing bag to make small dots of batter on the baking tray (remember to make an even number).

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

    Repeat the previous steps for any other colour and flavor of macaroons you want to make.

    Bake the macaroons in an oven set at 140'C for 15 - 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them because they will burn quickly if you leave them in for too long.

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

    When the macaroon have cooled down, take one half and spread it with whatever filling you like. I used strawberry jam for my pink ones and lemon curd for my yellow ones.

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

    Place another macaroon half on top.

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

    Serve with a delicious cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!

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Mel · Belgium, Wisconsin, US
Just wanted to point out a small but significant error: what you have here are "macarons," with one O. "Macaroons," with two Os, are little ball-like things made with mostly coconut & sugar, and sometimes chocolate as well. Macarons, are a French/Italian little "sandwich" as you have shown here. One little letter, but it makes a completely different item! ;)
meatloafsaunt · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 126 projects
tasmia n.
tasmia n. · 7 projects
those are macaroons?! i've never heard of them. looks good though! Happy
Alexandra Z.
Alexandra Z. · Tel Aviv-Yafo, IL · 5 projects
I got a friend bring me Laduree Macarons last week, which I have been eating viciously (all 24 of them!). I haven't been so lucky making them though.
I'll try out your recipe! Wish me luck! Happy

ps: I have the recipe for the rose petal butter cream, let me know if you would like to try it!

Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
Been wanting to try a macaroon. All the lolita swear by them for some reason. I want to know what the fuss is.
Heatherr M'Kay
Heatherr M'Kay · 10 projects
I have no idea what a macaroon is :L...
All I know that its on cooking mama :L
I want soooomeee tbh
Strawberry Anarchy
Strawberry Anarchy · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 57 projects
so yummmmmy mouth drooling goodness

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