Amaretti Macaroons

    Amaretti Macaroons


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    This macaroon recipe is a traditional Italian recipe for weddings and Christmas. You can make some variations with the decorations to make it more festive.

    Serves: 24 

    • 7 egg whites
    • 500g white sugar
    • 900g almond meal
    • 2 tablespoons almond essence
    • 1 cup chopped almonds
    • white sugar, for decoration

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Set aside 2 baking trays.
    2. Beat egg whites and sugar until fluffy. Add almond meal and almond essence, mixing well. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, roll in sugar. Place on baking tray 5cm apart. Press an almond on top of each macaroon.
    3. Bake approximately 20 minutes, or until firm. Bottom of macaroons should be light brown. Cool on cake rack.

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