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Macaron Perfected!

Finally, I can proudly say that after a lot of trials and using different recipes, we did it! We’ve made macarons and it’s easier than before, they developed lovely feet and were crunchy outside but very soft in the inside. We tried both ganache and confectioner’s frosting for filling…both tasted awesome!

Again, let me differentiate that this macaron is almond cookie as there is macaroon – made of coconut.

choco macaron

for the ganache

We always get excited when we see these cookies develop feet. It’s about the 5-minute mark when they appear and it means that I have to turn the tray – for them to be baked equally on each side.

For this batch I used the following recipe – the site I forgot to bookmark. :(

Ingredients for the macaron shells:

150g egg whites, aged

100g caster sugar (Superfine Bakers Sugar or Granulated Sugar)

180g almond meal

270g icing sugar (Confectioners’ Sugar or Powdered Sugar)

red food color (powder)

macaron in oven macaron with feet

we got feet!

The photo above reminds me of one of the funniest quips I ever read.

“This guy found a bottle on the ocean, and he opened it and out popped a genie, and he gave him three wishes. The guy wished for a million dollars, and poof! there was a million dollars. Then he wished for a convertible, and poof! there was a convertible. And then, he wished he could be irresistible to all women… poof! he turned into a box of chocolates.”

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macarons2

with choco ganache and cream cheese filling

Ingredients for the chocolate ganache filling:

230 grams semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into pieces

180 ml heavy whipping cream

30 grams unsalted butter

For the confectioner’s icing:

4 cups (460 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted

1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

4 tablespoons milk or light cream

For now, I’d just be teasing you with that – the ingredients. Tomorrow, I’d be posting the procedure on how these French cookies are made. ;)

 


12 Comments

  1. that looks so perfect G, and i love macaroons…can i have even one? hehehe! thanks for sharing your recipe…will save it for future reference. :) have a great weekend!

  2. Congrats mare! They really look yummy. I may be able to finish a dozen. A late visit from PF. Here is my entry .

    BTW, hope you can join us at Messy Go Round meme my daughter is hosting. THank you.

  3. Yum yum! This made me hungry! I better leave now and find myself something to eat! Lol.

    My Pinks:
    Blooms on my Last Day of Class
    Pink in the Mirror
    Hope to see you! Thanks and have a great weekend!

  4. Those are cute and surely delicious. My favorite part? The chocolate!

  5. taga-kain na lang ako, G.:p so the macaroons i had in Negros were different pala…those had grated coconut. yours look delicate, and the aroma must be heavenly.

  6. those look sinfully inviting. Thanks for sharing your process.

  7. now I am drooling and wanted to eat that!LOL! mine is here sis!: http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-friday_23.html
    clavs

  8. Thanks for sharing they look delicious. I’ll come back for the procedure… hehee

    My entries for Pink Fridays:

    Name the Flower Please
    Comments: Accept it or Not?
    More Spoolie Dolls

  9. Macaroons of all colors! Hindi masyadong obvious na favorite nyo yan mag anak! :)

  10. geez, cant wait for the procedure…the photos too tempting. galing:)

  11. cool and congrats, G!
    …saw a macaron advertisement being sold dito lang sa QC and we were hoping to get one last weekend, kaso di ko maalala exact address kaya ayun, di namin nakita. lol. cubao area lang…will definitely try finding that store again kasi isa daw yan sa specialties nila and i have been wanting to taste one of those for the longest time! :D

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