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Macarons

  • Difficulty

    challenge

  • Serves

    6

  • Preparation time

    40min

  • Total time

    50min

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Ingredients

  • almond powder
    95g
  • icing sugar
    230g
  • water
    20g
  • egg whites, room temperature
    2
  • natural food coloring powder (e.g rose, raspberry)
    20g
  • lime (juice and zest)
    2
  • unsalted butter, soft
    100g

Preparation

  • step 1

    Line 2 baking tray with baking paper and set aside. Preheat the oven to 140°C.

  • step 2

    Place almond powder and icing sugar into mixing bowl.

  • step 3

    Press control knob and grind 15 sec/speed 9. Transfer into a bowl and set aside. Clean and dry the mixing bowl thoroughly.

  • step 4

    Place icing sugar and water into mixing bowl.

  • step 5

    Press control knob and cook 3 mins/120°C/speed 1.5. Transfer into a bowl and set aside. Clean and dry the mixing bowl.

  • step 6

    Insert Whisk into mixing bowl.

  • step 7

    Place egg whites and icing sugar into mixing bowl.

  • step 8

    Press control knob and whip 2 mins/speed 4. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with scraper.

  • step 9

    Without measuring cup, press control knob and whip 3 mins/speed 4, add reserved syrup through the opening of the lid at first 2 mins.

  • step 10

    Transfer the meringue into a bowl and add 3 tbsp almond-sugar mixture and food coloring powder to the meringue.

  • step 11

    Gently fold until smooth and repeat the process until the finish with the mixture is homogeneous.

  • step 12

    Pour the mixture into a piping bag with a smooth nozzle of approx. Ø 1 cm.

  • step 13

    Pipe on the prepared baking tray, gradually form small buttons of Ø 2 cm, leave a minimum of 1 cm between them.

  • step 14

    Lift the tray up and drop it parallel to the surface and left it to rest for approx. 20 mins.

  • step 15

    Bake for 14 mins (140°C). Let cool on the paper and transfer to a cooling rack until cool completely.

  • step 16

    Place lime zest and icing sugar into mixing bowl.

  • step 17

    Press control knob and grind 15 sec/speed 9. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with scraper.

  • step 18

    Insert Whisk into mixing bowl.

  • step 19

    Add lime juice and butter into mixing bowl.

  • step 20

    Press control knob and mix 1 min/speed 3.5. Transfer to a piping bag and set aside.

  • step 21

    Pipe the lime filling onto a piece of macaron then cover with another piece.

  • step 22

    Reserve in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.

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