Macaroons are delicious, but when it comes to making them, that’s another story! Have you ever tried to make macaroons several times but without success? Underdone, overdone or overcooked, you would think that only great chefs have the skills to make “perfect” macaroons. We’ll give you the secrets to making your macaroons with ease.
Prerequisites: a good preparation and adapted equipment
As you may have guessed, to make macaroons, it’s not enough to have the ingredients and an oven. You have to have a complete set of equipment for each step.
You will need a blender, a sieve, a whisk, a spatula, baking paper, a piping bag and an oven for baking. Once you’ve gathered all the utensils needed for preparation, it’s time to think about the ingredients.
For 4 people, you will need :
-an egg white
-42 g almond powder
-74 g icing sugar
-10 g powdered sugar
-half a teaspoon of food colouring in paste (or liquid, depending on your preference)
The foolproof recipe step by step
That’s it, you’ve got everything you need to start your ingratiating macaroon recipe. The first step is to mix the almond powder with the icing sugar. Make sure the mixture is as fine as possible using a sieve.
Next to it, whisk the egg white with a whisk or electric mixer. Add the sugar and food colouring. Make sure that the egg whites are well set.
Then mix the two preparations by pouring the mixture of almond powder and icing sugar into the beaten egg white. Use a spatula to do this. You have finished the macaroon dough.
Then cover a baking sheet with baking parchment and place the dough on it, which you have previously placed in a piping bag. Form small circular piles to give the appearance of a macaroon. Leave to rest for 15 minutes.
After the resting time, preheat the oven to 140° C before putting the macaroons in the oven for 10 minutes. That’s it, your macaroons are cooked, all that’s left to do is garnish them with the ganache of your choice!
A few tips
To put all the chances on your side, choose organic eggs. For a smooth and aesthetic result, remember to “crust” your macaroons before putting them in the oven. Let them rest for about fifteen minutes before putting them in the oven. This operation consists of creating well-spaced rounds to improve the appearance of the macaroons once baking is complete.